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Introduction to

AutoCAD Mechanical


Duration:  32 Hours

Price:  $1,695.00

Course Level:  Introduction



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Introduction to AutoCAD Mechanical




In this instructor led hands-on class, you'll learn the features, tools, and proper techniques for creating 2D mechanical drawings using AutoCAD Mechanical . The hands-on exercises, representing real-world design scenarios, teach you how to efficiently create mechanical designs and engineering production drawings.


The primary objective of this class is to teach you the basic skills necessary to become proficient with professional 2D mechanical drawing, design, and drafting using AutoCAD Mechanical.


This class is designed for new users of AutoCAD Mechanical.


Course Outline


Getting Started

  • Interacting with the User Interface
  •  Common Drawing Setup

Object Property and Layer Management

  • Property Management
  • Layer Control 

Organizing Drawing Geometry

  • Drawing Creation Workflows and Organization
  • Structuring Data in Drawings
  • Reusing and Editing Structured Data

Tools for Creating Key Geometry

  • Core Design Tools
  • Power Snaps
  • Centerlines
  • Adding Standard Feature Data for Holes and Slots

Tools for Manipulating Geometry

  • Editing Tools
  • Power Commands
  • Associative Hide

Mechanical Part Generators

  • Standard Parts and Springs
  • Chains and Belts
  • Shaft Generator
  • Standard Shaft Parts


Creating Drawing Sheets

  • Model Space Views in Layouts
  • Creating Drawing Sheets in Model Space
  • Annotation Views When Using Structure
  • Title Blocks and Drawing Borders

Dimensioning and Annotating Your Drawings

  • Annotation and Annotation Symbols
  • Creating Dimensions
  • Editing Dimensions
  • Hole Charts and Fits Lists
  • Revision Lists

Bill of Materials, Parts Lists, and Balloons

  • Part References
  • Bill of Materials
  • Inserting Parts Lists
  • Ballooning Parts

Design Calculations

  • Design Calculations


Leveraging Existing Data

  • DWG and IGES Files
  • Inventor Link

Mechanical Options for the CAD Manager 

  • Configure Layer, Text, and Object Properties
  • Configure the Annotation Tools
  • Configure Component Properties, BOMs, Parts Lists, and Balloons


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