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Increase productivity by up to 55%* with industry-specific tools for mechanical engineering, including 700,000+ intelligent parts and features. With the Mechanical toolset, you can:
Access our library of standards-based parts, tools and customised content
Customise properties of object types and create them on customised layers
Automate tasks such as creating bills of materials (BOMs)
700,000+ standard parts and features
Produce accurate drawings with standard components to support ISO, ANSI, DIN, JIS, BSI, CSN and GB standards. Create and save customised content through the Content Manager, which enables you to add a part or feature to a content library.
Customised layer management
Save time with commands that create mechanical layers – so you don’t have to do it manually.
Bill of Materials
Use commands to automate mechanical engineering tasks and simplify your work. Gain more control over BOMs, part lists, associative balloons and part reference.
Power and automatic dimensioning
Get more work done in less time. Use abbreviated dialogue boxes to set preferences for power dimension commands for the current standard.
Pre-configure symbols and save them to the symbol library for reuse. You can also access symbol libraries for welding, surface texture and more.
Leader notes (AMNOTE)
Get the most out of your notes with formulas that are applied automatically to an object. Use a template from a predefined set to display meaningful context-sensitive information immediately, instead of having to do it yourself.
Drawing border and title blocks
Customise drawing borders and title blocks to work with your system. Each of these items exists as separate .dwg files, which you can copy and modify to optimise your configuration.
Use intelligent drafting tools made specifically for mechanical design. Boost drawing productivity and efficiency with reusable detailing tools such as Centreline, AMSHIDE, Hole Charts and Scale Area for Viewports.
Combine automatic part creation with drawing automation to get the best value. Efficiently analyse designs and perform 2D calculations such as FEA, Shaft Calc and Moment of Inertia.
In this study, the Mechanical toolset boosted productivity by up to 55%,* bringing dramatic time savings to common AutoCAD mechanical design tasks.
Productivity data based on a series of studies commissioned by Autodesk to an outside consultant. The seven toolset studies compared basic AutoCAD to the specialised toolsets within AutoCAD when performing tasks commonly done by experienced AutoCAD users. As with all performance tests, results may vary based on the machine, operating system, filters and even source material. While every effort has been made to make the tests as fair and objective as possible, your results may differ. Product information and specifications are subject to change without notice. Autodesk provides this information “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.