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AutoCAD Mechanical - Detailed information

 

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.
 

 

Mechanical design productivity
 
Video: Command preview and contextual menus

Command preview and contextual menus

Preview fillet, chamfer, and offset commands.

(Video: 43 sec.)

Video; 700,000 standard parts and features

700,000 standard parts and features

Produce accurate drawings with standard components.

(Video: 3:47 min.)

Video: Document 3D CAD models

Document 3D CAD models

Detail native Inventor part and assembly models.

(Video: 1:49 min.)

Video: Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools

Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools

Use intelligent tools made for mechanical design.

(Video: 3:33 min.)

Video: Layer management

Layer management

Automatically place items on the correct layer.

(Video: 3:12 min.)

Video: Hidden lines

Hidden lines

Geometry updates when changes occur.

(Video: 2:01 min.)

Mechanical drafting standards update

Mechanical drafting standards update

Attach ISO 1302-2002 surface texture symbols.

Video: Machinery generators and calculators

Machinery generators and calculators

Better analyze your designs.

(Video: 3:59 min.)

Video: Custom part publishing support

Custom part publishing support

Add custom parts to content library.

(Video: 1:02 min.)

Video: Extended draw toolbar for manufacturing

Extended draw toolbar for manufacturing

Get drafting tools designed for mechanical.

(Video: 4:39 min.)

Video: Infer constraint integration

Infer constraint integration

Automatically constrain objects.

(Video: 1:44 min.)

Content manager Standard Parts live update

Content manager Standard Parts live update

Get instant revisions and standards updates.

Video: Custom content library

Custom content library

Create and save custom content. 

(Video: 3:18 min.)

Video: Layer groups: isolate, restore, and more feature

Layer groups: isolate, restore, and more feature

Isolate and restore layer groups and specify linetypes.

(Video: 0:51 sec.)

Drawing rectangles is easier

Drawing rectangles is easier

Create rectangles from the ribbon.

Mechanical engineering documentation
 
Video: Note template gallery

Note template gallery

See the note template symbol library in the ribbon.

(Video: 54 sec.)

Total mass in bill of materials (BOM)

Total mass in bill of materials (BOM)

Automatically tally an assembly's mass in the BOM.

Autodesk Synergy for mechanical engineering

Autodesk Synergy for mechanical engineering

Create associative section/detail views of 3D models.

Smart mechanical engineering dimensions

Smart mechanical engineering dimensions

Create dimensions using abbreviated dialog boxes.

Video: Support for international drafting standards

Support for international drafting standards

Deliver standards-based design documentation.

(Video: 2:18 min.)

Video: Associative balloons and bills of materials

Associative balloons and bills of materials

Create automated part lists and BOMs.

(Video: 2:26 min.)

Video: Dimension in-place editor

Dimension in-place editor

Select multiple dimensions at once.

(Video: 5:08 min.)

Video: Bill of materials (BOM) migration

Bill of materials (BOM) migration

Automatic mapping and template setup.

(Video: 1:00 min.)

JIS and DIN content libraries

JIS and DIN content libraries

Extensive content libraries for Japan and Germany.

Autodesk Content Explorer

Autodesk Content Explorer

Search using file objects or text attributes.

Mechanical drafting annotation monitor

Mechanical drafting annotation monitor

Check for dissociated annotations in model space.

System requirements for AutoCAD Mechanical 2018
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Desktop OS)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
Note: AutoCAD Mechanical 2018 is not supported on the 32-bit version of Windows 10
CPU Type 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
Memory For 32-bit version:
  • 2 GB (3 GB recommended)
For 64-bit version:
  • 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Display Resolution 1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended) with True Color.

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Display Card Windows display adapter capable of 1360x768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
Disk Space 32-bit: Installation 4 GB
64-bit: Installation 6 GB
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
Digitizer WINTAB support
Media (DVD) Download and installation from DVD
Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 11 or later
.NET Framework .NET Framework version 4.6
ToolClips Media Player Adobe Flash Player v22 or up
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® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.

Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6.

 

Additional Requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds, and 3D Modeling
Memory 8 GB RAM or greater
Disk Space 6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements
Display card 1920 x 1080 or greater True Color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card.