Create dimensions using abbreviated dialog boxes that conveniently control and expand only the relevant variables for manufacturing.
Increase productivity with tools that help you and your team deliver consistent, standards-based design documentation.
Create automated and associative part lists and BOMs specifically developed for manufacturing and that automatically update as the design changes.
AutoCAD Mechanical engineering software includes support for multiple parts lists for each drawing, collapsible assemblies, automatic recognition of standard parts, and customizable options so that features can be revised to match current company practices.
Change a design once, and updates ripple through the entire mechanical drawing to keep everyone on schedule, reducing costly stops in production from incorrect part counting, identification, and ordering.
Export or link BOM data to manufacturing resource planning (MRP), enterprise resource planning (ERP), or data management systems, such as Vault data management software (US site).
Select multiple dimensions at once; see a real-time preview when modifications are made.
Select dimensions, and you can insert symbols, add or modify fits and tolerances, add prefix or suffix text, and modify precision while seeing a real-time preview. With multiple diameters along a shaft selected, applying an h6 fit applies the tolerance to each dimension, based on the nominal size.
The software supports multiple templates. BOM setup is easier with automatic mapping of BOM properties and automatic creation of migration templates.
Quickly find your design content based on file objects or text attributes.
Content Explorer creates an index of your data based on where you instruct it to look, helping you to quickly access files, blocks, layers, linetypes, and styles, and enabling you to access and insert data into DWG™ files.
Check for disassociated annotations in the model space, as well as in each paper space layout.
Each disassociated annotation (such as dimension, leader note, or surface texture symbol) is flagged by an in-canvas badge, which also provides access to Delete and Reassociate commands, giving you complete feedback on the accuracy of your documentation.