AutoCAD for Mechanical

AutoCAD Mechanical 

  • Drawing Basics – CADLearning for AutoCAD Mechanical teaches users the basics of creating and editing 2D and 3D drawings using geometric features, construction line tools and structural steel shapes. The software also helps users to understand the hatch, offset, move, copy, rotate, join, and hide commands, as well as how to implement different views.
  • Designing Assemblies – Users of AutoCAD Mechanical can watch CADLearning video tutorials to learn how to design assemblies with layer groups or structure. This allows mechanics to more easily plan out an object assembly by applying specific tools and techniques to completely organize assembly instructions.
  • Interoperability – AutoCAD Mechanical can be integrated with the AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor software to help users create 2D and 3D object drawings and diagrams. CADLearning teaches users about this interoperability by showing how to create links, multiple views, detail views, parts lists and more.


AutoCAD is a software application for 2D and 3D COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD) and drafting — available since 1982 as a desktop application and since 2010 as a mobile web- and cloud-based app marketed as AutoCAD 360.

Developed and marketed by Autodesk, Inc.,AutoCAD was first released in December 1982, running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers. Prior to the introduction of AutoCAD, most commercial CAD programs ran on mainframe computers or minicomputers, with each CAD operator (user) working at a separate graphics terminal.

AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and other professionals.

Drafting or technical drawing is the means by which mechanical engineers design products and create instructions for manufacturing parts. A technical drawing can be a computer model or hand-drawn schematic showing all the dimensions necessary to manufacture a part, as well as assembly notes, a list of required materials, and other pertinent information. A U.S. mechanical engineer or skilled worker who creates technical drawings may be referred to as a drafter or draftsman. Drafting has historically been a two-dimensional process, but computer-aided design (CAD) programs now allow the designer to create in three dimensions.

Canter CADD Established in 2004