AutoCAD Mechanical Toolset now Inlcuded with AutoCAD

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

Layer management

Isolate and restore layer groups and specify linetypes and lineweights.
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Hidden lines

Update geometry automatically when changes occur. Minimise manual redraws.
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700,000+ standard parts and features

Produce accurate drawings with standard components.

Machinery generators and calculators

Efficiently analyse designs, including shaft, spring, belt, chain and cam generators.
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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.
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Command preview and contextual menus

Preview fillet, chamfer and offset commands.
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AutoCAD mobile app

Take the power of AutoCAD wherever you go.

Smart mechanical engineering dimensions

Create dimensions using abbreviated dialogue boxes.

Support for international drafting standards

Deliver standards-based design documentation.

Associative balloons and bills of materials

Create automated part lists and BOMs.

Features

Automate common design tasks while simplifying drawing documentation with powerful features in AutoCAD® Mechanical software that help you to produce more accurate, consistent drawings and increase productivity with a new 700,000 standard parts library that reduces the need to draw many mechanical designs from scratch.

 

Library includes:

  • Screws, nuts, and washers
  • Pins, rivets, and bushings
  • Plugs, lubricators, and sealing rings
  • Bearing and shaft components
  • Structural steel shapes
  • Through, tapped, blind, and oblong holes
  • Undercuts, keyways, and thread ends

Save time by easily re-editing features without having to remove and re-create the original feature. New reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools include:

  • Detail views—create linked views at different scales
  • Hole charts—Automatically update charts for the shop floor
  • Title and revision blocks—English and metric versions are available

Spend less time on repetitive tasks and more time creating with tools that automate common processes and help improve efficiency:

  • Layer management system places items on the correct layer, with correct color and line type, as you work.
  • Eliminate the need for time-consuming redrawing with hidden lines that update as you make changes.
  • Create parts according to your specifications and save time when building mechanisms manually with new machinery generators and calculators. Reports and analytics for the designs are provided as you work and make changes.
  • Quickly access files, blocks, line types, and styles with Content Explorer, which creates an index of data based on where you instruct it to look.
  • Create multiple dimensions with minimal input.
  • Abbreviated dialog boxes and smart dimensioning tools force overlapping dimensions to automatically space themselves more appropriately.

Collaborate more easily and productively with:

  • Part publishing support for custom parts that allows you to create and share custom parts within your organization.
  • Automated and associative parts lists and BOMs (bills of material) that update as you make design changes, helping you keep team members updated and on-task throughout.
  • Content manager live update allows you to get live updates to your standard parts library and optionally, those within your drawings.
System requirements for AutoCAD 2020 including Specialized Toolsets (Windows)
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with Update KB4019990 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (64-bit only)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only) (version 1803 or higher)
Processor Basic: 2.5–2.9 GHz processor
Recommended: 3+ GHz processor
Multiple processors: Supported by the application
Memory Basic: 8 GB
Recommended: 16 GB
Display Resolution Conventional Displays:
1920 x 1080 with True ColorHigh Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64-bit systems (with capable display card)
Display Card Basic: 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Recommended: 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX 11 compliant
Disk Space 6.0 GB
Browser Google Chrome™ (for AutoCAD web app)
Network Deployment via Deployment Wizard.The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.

Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.

In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2016, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2 editions.

Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
.NET Framework .NET Framework Version 4.7 or later*DirectX11 recommended by supported OS

 

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Autodesk Licensing Options

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  • Multi User: For medium to large organizations requiring many users
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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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