Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical simplifies complex mechanical design work to help you create and revise drawings faster
The standard in 2D mechanical design
With comprehensive libraries of standards-based parts, and tools for automating common design tasks, Autodesk® AutoCAD® Mechanical 2016 design and drafting software can help accelerate the mechanical design process. AutoCAD Mechanical provides innovative design and drafting tools that are wholly focused on ease of use for the Autodesk® AutoCAD® user. Keeping the AutoCAD user experience intact lets designers maintain their existing workflows while adopting the enhanced functionality of AutoCAD Mechanical at their own pace. Designers gain a competitive edge by saving countless hours of design and rework, so they can spend time innovating rather than managing workflow issues.
Maximize your productivity
Creating mechanical designs often requires spending valuable time on manual work-arounds to get the job done. Since AutoCAD Mechanical provides a simplified drafting environment for manufacturing and automates many manual tasks, it helps to improve the design experience and offers immediate efficiency gains. AutoCAD Mechanical delivers high-impact productivity tools to AutoCAD users performing updates and iterative design changes, reducing the amount of rework associated with these tasks. In addition, powerful dimensioning tools make adding, deleting, and editing dimensions faster and easier. Built to help save you time, AutoCAD Mechanical has a specific tool for almost every aspect of the mechanical drafting process.
Reduce errors and inconsistencies
When creating mechanical drawings, designers can sometimes inadvertently introduce errors and design inconsistencies, wasting time and money. AutoCAD Mechanical includes libraries of more than 700,000 standard parts and supports international drafting standards, helping users to meet design requirements in the global marketplace consistently. AutoCAD Mechanical software also lets detailers document native Autodesk® Inventor® models in the familiar AutoCAD drafting environment. This associative workflow automatically synchronizes drawings with the 3D model, which helps to reduce errors and inconsistencies and can save hours of rework. Clear and consistent communication in the design and documentation process helps team members avoid delays and errors on the shop floor, so your company can stay ahead of the competition.
Manage design data more effective
Once a design is complete, it’s important to share accurate design and part information with the teams responsible for ordering and manufacturing the product. Using software that is not purpose-built for these tasks often means creating crucial parts lists and BOMs by hand. With manual methods, even the smallest design change can introduce errors, resulting in delivery delays to the customer.
To help your organization prevent errors and costly delays, AutoCAD Mechanical is tightly integrated with Autodesk® Vault software, to promote more efficient and secure exchange of design data and facilitate earlier collaboration between design and manufacturing workgroups. Different workgroups can manage and track all components of a digital prototype with free* Autodesk® Design Review software—the all-digital way to review, measure, mark up, and track changes to designs— allowing for better reuse of crucial design data, management of BOMs, and collaboration with other teams and partners.
Autodesk Digital Prototyping is an innovative way for you to explore your ideas before they’re even built. It’s a way for team members to collaborate across disciplines. And it’s a way for individuals and companies of all sizes to get great products into market faster than ever before. From concept through design, manufacturing, marketing, and beyond, Autodesk Digital Prototyping streamlines the product development process from start to finish.