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Productivity tools for mechanical drafting

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

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    Mechanical design productivity

  • Content manager Standard Parts live update New

    Get integrated live updates to your Standard Parts library as revisions and new standards become available through content manager.

  • Document 3D CAD models New

    Easily detail and document native Inventor part and assembly models. 

  • Custom content library New

    Create and save standard or custom parts and features for easy access and reuse.

  • 700,000 standard parts and features

    Rely on a comprehensive set of standards-based components to produce accurate mechanical drawings and get more consistent results on the shop floor.

  • Mechanical drafting standards update (enhanced)

    Enhancements to the ISO 1302-2002 surface texture symbols support surface indication leaders. 

  • Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools

    Save time—use a specific tool for almost every aspect of the mechanical CAD drafting process.

  • Layer management

    The layer management system automatically places items on the correct layerwith correct color and linetypeas you create your mechanical drawing.

  • Hidden lines

    Update geometry automatically when changes occur and virtually eliminate time-consuming manual redrawing.

  • Machinery generators and calculators

    Get comprehensive tools to more efficiently build mechanisms from paper catalogs and manual calculations.

  • Custom part publishing support

    All part publishing features that apply to standard parts are available for custom parts.

  • Extended draw toolbar for manufacturing

    AutoCAD Mechanical provides additional mechanical drawing and drafting options beyond what’s available in AutoCAD.

  • Infer constraint integration

    Geometrically and dimensionally constrain rectangles, symmetrical lines, and centerlines in mechanical drawings.