AutoCAD Mechanical design software is AutoCAD software built for manufacturing. Part of the Digital Prototyping solution, it includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus libraries of standards-based parts and tools to help automate common mechanical CAD tasks and accelerate the mechanical design process.
AutoCAD Mechanical comes with an industry-specific toolset for mechanical engineering including 700,000+ intelligent parts and features enabling you to design faster. Learn more
The collection is an integrated set of professional-grade applications that connect everyone, from concept to production, with shared tools to streamline your product development process.
What you can do with the collection?
Create complete high-performing product designs and production system layouts
Explore every design opportunity
Extend product capabilities and prevent product failures
Connect your team and your data from design to manufacture
Automate routine tasks
Design and make your products with the best Inventor, including fully-integrated simulation and 5-axis CAM with Autodesk Nastran In-CAD and HSM. Get the latest versions of AutoCAD and other products in the collection, and explore cloud-based product development with Fusion 360. Learn more
Autodesk Inventor software provides engineers and designers professional grade design and engineering solution for 3D mechanical design, simulation, visualization, and documentation.
With Inventor software, engineers can integrate 2D and 3D data into a single design environment, creating a virtual representation of the final product that enables them to validate the form, fit, and function of the product before it is ever built. Autodesk Inventor includes powerful parametric, direct edit and freeform modeling tools as well as multi-CAD translation capabilities and industry standard DWG™ drawings. Helping you to reduce development costs, get to market faster, and make great products. Learn more
SolidWorks is one of the most popular 3D CAD software in the world. It has a wide range of features, including specific functions for sheet metal, welded construction, and molds, making it indispensable for the design of mechanical parts.
Heavy influence in the industry. Integration into everything, from other customers to suppliers to consultants. It is very streamlines and it very intuitive.
The available tools also are excellent for complex parts and assemblies.
Powerful configuration feature enables you to create multiple versions a single part or assembly.
Ability to assemble and constrain parts easily.
CAE capabilities for engineering analysis. (Structural, thermal, flow etc.)
SolidWorks is intuitive and relatively easy to use the software.
In SolidWorks, it is possible to view the design of the project in real-time, in addition to being able to make realistic renderings and animations. This process results in an incredible visualization and is a powerful resource when giving a presentation to your client.
SolidWorks allows all project participants to work in an integrated manner so that a change is made for everyone, which eliminates the need to keep sending recent copies of files for each one to modify.
Fusion 360 makes a comprehensive set of tools available to the user. Aside from the standard modeling tools, Fusion 360 also includes environments for creating surfaces and sheet metal parts. When it comes time for testing, there’s a simulation environment with features such as static stress and thermal analysis. The manufacturing side of things is rounded out by a robust set of aids for computer aided manufacturing (CAM).
A suite of tools for rendering—creating animations, renderings and drawings—rounds out the toolbox, ensuring that nearly every aspect of design is covered.
It’s hard to find another product that has as many capabilities integrated as tightly as Fusion 360 has. All these tools are right in the program.
Fusion 360 is a great design tool that should be considered if you’re looking for a primary design software or as a supplementary program to an existing design tool. The vast collection of tools and ease of sharing data can go a long way to streamlining the design process. Learn more
3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud provides you with a complete suite of industry-leading solutions which gives you everything you’ll need to bring your idea to reality, including design & engineering, manufacturing & production, simulation, governance & collaboration.
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