Access the note template symbol library directly from the ribbon menu. Recently used note templates, previews of each note, and tooltips provide visual references for selecting notes to use in the design.
Quickly determine the mass of entire assemblies directly in the BOM view. Using quantity and mass component properties of each part in the assembly, the software calculates the total mass and displays it in the BOM list. The total mass property automatically updates anytime you add or remove components from the assembly.
Create associative section and detail views of 3D models created in AutoCAD, Inventor, and competitive products, including SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA, Rhino, and NX applications. Instantly update drawing views, edge display, and location as you make engineering changes. Detail views include full control of shape, scale, and annotations. Leader note capabilities include Holes and Extract Thread Data.
Create dimensions using abbreviated dialog boxes that conveniently control and expand only the relevant variables for manufacturing. With automatic dimensioning, you can create multiple dimensions with minimal input, resulting in instant groups of appropriately spaced ordinate, parallel, or symmetric items.
Smart dimensioning tools force overlapping dimensions to automatically space themselves appropriately while integrating tolerance and fit list information into the mechanical design. Dimension input can even drive and change design geometry to fit certain sizes.
AutoCAD Mechanical engineering software supports ANSI, BSI, CSN, DIN, GB, ISO, JIS, and GOST drafting environments. Adhering to a standard environment can help to improve team communication and drive consistent production results. The software also includes drafting tools for creating standards-based surface texture symbols, geometric dimensioning and tolerances, datum identifiers and targets, notes, taper and slope symbols, and weld symbols.
Create associative parts lists and bills of materials (BOMs) specifically developed for manufacturing, and that automatically update as the design changes. AutoCAD Mechanical engineering software includes support for multiple parts lists for each drawing, collapsible assemblies, automatic recognition of standard parts, and customizable options so you can revise features to match current company practices.
Change a design once, and updates ripple through the entire drawing to keep everyone on schedule, reducing costly stops in production from incorrect part counting, identification, or ordering. Export or link BOM data to manufacturing resource planning (MRP), enterprise resource planning (ERP), or data management systems, such as Vault data management software.
Select multiple dimensions at once, and see a real-time preview when you make modifications. Insert symbols, add or modify fits and tolerances, add prefix or suffix text, and modify precision. With multiple diameters along a shaft selected, applying an h6 fit applies the tolerance to each dimension, based on the nominal size.
AutoCAD Mechanical software supports multiple templates. BOM setup is easier with automatic mapping of BOM properties and automatic creation of migration templates.
Get extensive content libraries for Japan (JIS) and Germany (DIN). JIS library includes G 3350:2009 Light Gauge Steel and JIS G 3452:2010 Gas Pipe standards. The DIN library includes DIN 6917:1989, DIN 6918:1990, and DIN 6918A:1990 Fasteners.
Quickly find your design content based on file objects or text attributes. Content Explorer creates an index of your data based on where you instruct it to look. So you can quickly access files, blocks, layers, linetypes, and styles. You can also access and insert data into DWG™ files.
Check for disassociated annotations in the model space, as well as in each paper space layout. An in-canvas badge flags each disassociated annotation (such as dimension, leader note, or surface texture symbol). The badge also offers access to the Delete and Reassociate commands, giving you complete feedback on the accuracy of your documentation.