AutoCAD® Mechanical design and drafting software is AutoCAD® software for manufacturing. Part of the Autodesk® solution for Digital Prototyping, it includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, one of the worlds leading 2D CAD design software, plus comprehensive libraries of standards-based parts and tools for automating common mechanical CAD tasks and accelerating the mechanical design process. AutoCAD Mechanical design software helps save hours of design time, so you can spend time innovating rather than drafting.
The powerful features in AutoCAD® Mechanical design and drafting software help automate common design tasks, facilitate increased drafting productivity, and offer mechanical engineers a competitive edge. AutoCAD Mechanical includes all the functionality of AutoCAD® software, plus comprehensive libraries of standards-based parts and tools for automating common mechanical CAD tasks.
# Autodesk Exchange for AutoCAD Mechanical
With connected access to getting-started videos and help content, the Autodesk Exchange brings the content you need directly to your AutoCAD Mechanical workspace.
# Performance Improvements
Many common tasks have been tuned for performance, including startup time and overall responsiveness, especially in the user interface.
# Autodesk Inventor Fusion
With Autodesk® Inventor® Fusion you can experience the benefits of 3D without risking inaccurate translations since you are working with real DWG™. Autodesk Inventor Fusion sets a new standard for 3D modeling ease of use. It enables you to intelligently edit 3D models from almost any source, helping you experience the benefits of 3D in the native DWG format.
# Model Documentation Tools
Save time by automatically generating intelligent documentation for models created in AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Inventor® software, and other modeling software. Import a wide variety of other formats, including SolidWorks®, Pro/ENGINEER®, CATIA®, Rhino, and NX®. Drawing views, edge display, and location are instantly updated when an engineering change is made.
# Enhanced BOM Migration
AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 now supports multiple templates. In addition, bill of material (BOM) setup is easier with automatic mapping of BOM properties and automatic creation of migration templates.
# Autodesk Content Explorer
The new Autodesk Content Explorer feature enables you to instantly find your design content based on file objects or text attributes. It creates an index of your data based on where you instruct it to look, helping you quickly access files, blocks, layers, linetypes, and styles, enabling you to access and insert data into DWG™ files.
# Standards Update
AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 includes updates for standards derived from the recently updated ISO standard in key areas such as dimensioning, GD&T, leaders, and parts lists (for example, 3040:2009). AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 also includes updates for DIN, JIS, and BSO, as well as other standards.
Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows Vista® (SP2 or later), Enterprise, Business, Ultimate, and Home Premium editions (compare Windows Vista versions), or Microsoft® Windows® XP Home and Professional (SP3 or later)
Intel® Pentium® or AMD Athlon® dual-core processor, 1.6 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology for Windows XP or Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon dual-core, 3 GHz or higher with SSE2 technology for Windows Vista
2 GB RAM
2.8 GB free disk space for installation (3.4 GB for a clean machine with no .NET installed)
1,280 x 1,024 with display with true color
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 or later
Microsoft Mouse-compliant pointing device
Download and installation from DVD