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Mechanical design software for manufacturing

Built for manufacturing, AutoCAD® Mechanical engineering design software includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus libraries of standards-based parts and tools to help accelerate mechanical CAD.

What's new

Mechanical design productivity


  • NEW


    Layer groups: isolate, restore, and more feature

    Isolate and restore layer groups and specify linetypes. (video: 51 sec.)


  • NEW


    Drawing rectangles is easier

    Create rectangles from the ribbon.


  • Video: standards-based parts for more accurate mechanical drawings

    700,000 standard parts and features

    Produce accurate drawings with standard components. (video: 3:47 min.)


  • Video: detail and document native Inventor models

    Document 3D CAD models

    Detail native Inventor part and assembly models. (video: 1:49 min.)


  • Command preview and contextual menus for mechanical drafting

    Command preview and contextual menus

    Preview fillet, chamfer, and offset commands. (video: 43 sec.)


  • Video: save time with tools designed for mechanical CAD drafting

    Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools

    Use intelligent tools made for mechanical design. (video: 3:33 min.)


  • Video: customizable AutoCAD Mechanical drafting software

    Layer management

    Automatically place items on the correct layer. (video: 3:12 min.)


  • Video: Mechanical CAD software that automatically updates when geometry changes

    Hidden lines

    Geometry updates when changes occur. (video: 2:01 min.)


  • Get enhanced IS0 1302-2002 standards

    Mechanical drafting standards update

    Attach ISO 1302-2002 surface texture symbols.


  • Video: comprehensive tools for mechanical design analysis

    Machinery generators and calculators

    Better analyze your designs. (video: 3:59 min.)


  • Video: Autodesk AutoCAD mechanical drafting part publishing tools

    Custom part publishing support

    Add custom parts to content library. (video: 1:02 min.)


  • Video: CAD drafting tools designed for mechanical engineers

    Extended draw toolbar for manufacturing

    Get drafting tools designed for mechanical. (video: 4:39 min.)


  • Video: automatically infer geometry in mechanical drawings

    Infer constraint integration

    Automatically constrain objects. (video: 1:44 min.)


  • Live updates to Standards Parts library

    Content manager Standard Parts live update

    Get instant revisions and standards updates.


  • Video: create and save parts and features

    Custom content library

    Create and save custom content. (video: 3:18 min.)



Mechanical engineering documentation


  • NEW


    Leader notes enhancements

    Edit leader notes directly in the drawing area.


  • Instant updates when engineering changes are made

    Autodesk Synergy for mechanical engineering

    Create associative section/detail views of 3D models.


  • Create multiple dimensions with minimal input

    Smart mechanical engineering dimensions

    Create dimensions using abbreviated dialog boxes.


  • Video: standards-based documentation for mechanical engineering

    Support for international drafting standards

    Deliver standards-based design documentation. (video: 2:18 min.)


  • Easily access the note template library

    Note template gallery

    See the note template symbol library in the ribbon. (video: 54 sec.)


  • Mechanical engineering software enables you to calculate mass in BOMs

    Total mass in bill of materials (BOM)

    Automatically tally an assembly’s mass in the BOM. 


  • Video: Intelligent updates to mechanical drawings

    Associative balloons and bills of materials

    Create automated part lists and BOMs. (video: 2:26 min.)


  • Video: See real-time preview when modifications are made

    Dimension in-place editor

    Select multiple dimensions at once. (video: 5:08 min.)


  • Video: AutoCAD Mechanical engineering software supports multiple templates

    Bill of materials (BOM) migration

    Automatic mapping and template setup. (video: 1:00 min.)


  • Content libraries for Japan and Germany

    JIS and DIN content libraries

    Extensive content libraries for Japan and Germany.


  • Easily access and insert data into DWG files

    Autodesk Content Explorer

    Search using file objects or text attributes.


  • Get complete feedback on documentation accuracy

    Mechanical drafting annotation monitor

    Check for dissociated annotations in model space.



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