Are you working with AutoCAD software but wish you had more tools designed specifically for manufacturing? Are you using the Autodesk® Product Design Suite but wonder what this included thing called AutoCAD® Mechanical is for? Ever wished you could take experienced AutoCAD users and use their skills to detail your Inventor® software 3D models? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the class for you. In this fast-paced, rapid-fire class, we look at the things that make AutoCAD Mechanical software special. We explore why you should be using it for your mechanical and manufacturing design and detailing, including examining the built-in calculators, component library, detailing and annotation tools, defining structure, and the other nuts and bolts contained within.
- Effectively use the AutoCAD Mechanical interface
- Create BOM, use balloons, perform dimensioning, and use other mechanical detailing tools
- Use Structure to define smart components within your 2D geometry
- Use the Mechanical geometry creation tools and advanced layer management to more quickly and efficiently create your manufacturing drawings
Mike spent the first 12-years of his career in the Autodesk channel working for an Autodesk reseller as an Application Specialist. During his travels, he was very fortunate to help solve many issues utilizing Autodesk software. Mike has been using AutoCAD since r13, cut his solid modeling teeth on Mechanical Desktop, and has been using Inventor since before it was known as Inventor. Data Management has always been a big part of his professional life, for the most part with Autodesk Vault. Now he is the Technical Services Manager at Prairie Machine & Parts Mfg (www.pmparts.com) a mining equipment manufacturer. Reporting to the general manager, Mike is responsible for overseeing the company's technical operations and the strategic technical growth. His primary duties include the ongoing support of critical computer systems and programs and the interactions between departments.