Autocad 2D Mechanical Drawings

When it comes to 2D drawing software, the first thing that comes in our mind is AutoCAD. AutoCAD played an important role in popularising computer-aided design (CAD). Till today, when it comes to 2D drafting and architecture planning, AutoCAD holds the top position in the industry.

TIPS:
Use the snap feature to attach the entities properly.
If you are drawing a large part, you can enable the grid option.
Create BLOCKS for frequently used shapes.
If you are designing a sheetmetal part like the one on this page, you can use coordinate dimensioning instead of linear dimensioning.
Create your custom one letter shortcuts for frequently used commands.

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Autocad 3D Mechanical Drawings

When it comes to 3D CAD modelling, Autodesk has a separate 3D CAD modelling and detailing software called Inventor. Autodesk inventor competes directly with other major 3D CAD modelling software such as Creo by PTC, Catia by Dassault Systèmes.

AutoCAD still has 3D CAD modelling options in fact a separate module dedicated for 3D modelling. Most of the FREE mechanical drawings in this website are designed for beginners and you can easily model them in AutoCAD 3D.

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