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Mechanical design software for manufacturing

AutoCAD® Mechanical design software is AutoCAD software built for manufacturing. Part of the Digital Prototyping solution, it includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus libraries of standards-based parts and tools to help automate common mechanical CAD tasks and accelerate the mechanical design process.

AutoCAD Mechanical features

Powerful mechanical drawing software

View AutoCAD® Mechanical drawing software videos. Get tools that automate common design tasks and facilitate drafting productivity. AutoCAD Mechanical provides all the functionality of AutoCAD software, plus comprehensive libraries of standards-based parts and tools for automating common mechanical CAD tasks.

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Productivity tools for mechanical drafting

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


Content manager Standard Parts live update NEW
Get instant revisions and standards updates.


Document 3D CAD models NEW
Detail native Inventor part and assembly models.


Custom content library NEW
Create and save custom content.


700,000 standard parts and features
Get enhanced mechanical drafting tools.


Mechanical drafting standards update (enhanced)
Attach ISO 1302-2002 surface texture symbols.


Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools
Draw with mechanical drafting tools.


Layer management
Automatically place items on the correct layer


Hidden lines
Geometry updates when changes occur.


Machinery generators and calculators
Better analyze your designs.


Custom part publishing support
Add custom parts to content library.


Extended draw toolbar for manufacturing
Get drafting tools designed for mechanical.


Infer constraint integration
Automatically constrain objects.

Mechanical engineering documentation software

View videos of AutoCAD® Mechanical engineering software. Get instant updates that automatically communicate changes to the design and manufacturing teams. Use intelligent tools to simplify drawing documentation and provide more accuracy.


Autodesk Synergy for mechanical engineering
Create associative section and 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.


Associative balloons and bills of materials (enhanced)
Create automated part lists and BOMs.


Dimension in-place editor
Select multiple dimensions at once.


BOM migration
Automatic mapping and template setup.


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.