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Mechanical engineering design documentation

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Mechanical engineering documentation

  • New

    Leader notes enhancements

    Edit leader notes directly in the drawing area.

  • Autodesk Synergy for mechanical engineering

    Create associative section/detail views of 3D models.

  • Smart mechanical engineering dimensions

    Create dimensions using abbreviated dialog boxes.

  • Support for international drafting standards

    Deliver standards-based design documentation. (video: 2:18 min.)

  • Note template gallery

    See the note template symbol library in the ribbon. (video: 54 sec.)

  • Total mass in bill of materials (BOM)

    Automatically tally an assembly's mass in the BOM. 

  • Associative balloons and bills of materials

    Create automated part lists and BOMs. (video: 2:26 min.)

  • Dimension in-place editor

    Select multiple dimensions at once. (video: 5:08 min.)

  • Bill of materials (BOM) migration

    Automatic mapping and template setup. (video: 1:00 min.)

  • JIS and DIN content libraries

    Extensive content libraries for Japan and Germany.

  • Autodesk Content Explorer

    Search using file objects or text attributes.

  • Mechanical drafting annotation monitor

    Check for dissociated annotations in model space.