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AutoCAD Mechanical toolset now included with AutoCAD

AutoCAD 2021 Mechanical toolset

Design faster with an industry-specific toolset for mechanical engineering including 700,000+ intelligent parts and features.

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AutoCAD Mechanical features

  • Layer management

    Isolate and restore layer groups and specify linetypes and lineweights.

  • Hidden lines

    Update geometry automatically when changes occur. Minimize manual redraws.

  • 700,000+ standard parts and features

    Produce accurate drawings with standard components.

  • Machinery generators and calculators

    Efficiently analyze designs, including shaft, spring, belt, chain, and cam generators.

  • Document 3D CAD models

    Detail native Inventor part and assembly models.

  • Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools

    Use intelligent drafting tools made for mechanical design.

  • Custom content library and publishing

    Create and save custom content.

  • Command preview and contextual menus

    Preview fillet, chamfer, and offset commands.

  • AutoCAD mobile app

    Take the power of AutoCAD® wherever you go.

  • 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

    Create automated part lists and BOMs.

View of the cover of “The Benefits of Using the Mechanical toolset in AutoCAD” study

Benefits of the Mechanical toolset

In this study, the Mechanical toolset boosted productivity by 55%,* bringing dramatic time savings to common AutoCAD® mechanical design tasks.

*As with all performance tests, results may vary based on machine, operating system, filters, and even source material.

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