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Productivity tools for mechanical drafting

View videos of the productivity features of AutoCAD® Mechanical drafting software. AutoCAD Mechanical provides a simplified CAD drafting environment for manufacturing, and it automates most tasks. It offers high-impact productivity tools to AutoCAD software users performing updates and iterative design changes. Add, delete, and edit dimensions with specialized tools.

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Mechanical design productivity

  • New

    Content manager Standard Parts live update

    Get instant revisions and standards updates.

  • New

    Document 3D CAD models

    Detail native Inventor part and assembly models. (video: 1:49 min.)

  • New

    Custom content library

    Create and save custom content. (video: 3:18 min.)


  • 700,000 standard parts and features

    Get enhanced mechanical drafting tools. (video: 3:47 min.)

  • Mechanical drafting standards update (enhanced)

    Attach ISO 1302-2002 surface texture symbols.

  • Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools

    Draw with mechanical drafting tools. (video: 3:33 min.)

  • Layer management

    Automatically place items on the correct layer. (video: 3:12 min.)

  • Hidden lines

    Geometry updates when changes occur. (video: 2:01 min.)

  • Machinery generators and calculators

    Better analyze your designs. (video: 3:59 min.)

  • Custom part publishing support

    Add custom parts to content library. (video: 1:02 min.)

  • Extended draw toolbar for manufacturing

    Get drafting tools designed for mechanical. (video: 4:39 min.)

  • Infer constraint integration

    Automatically constrain objects. (video: 1:44 min.)