AutoCAD® Mechanical

AutoCAD® Mechanical design software includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus libraries of standards-based parts and tools to help accelerate mechanical CAD.

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10 years


AutoCAD Mechanical 2016 System Requirements

Mechanical design software for manufacturing

  • Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1 Enterprise, Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro, Microsoft Windows 8/8.1, Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • For 32-bit AutoCAD Electrical 2016: 2 GB (3 GB recommended), For 64-bit AutoCAD Electrical 2016: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
  • 1024x768 (1600x1050 or higher recommended) with True Color
  • Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
  • Installation 12.0 GB
  • Download and installation from DVD
  • Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
  • .NET Framework Version 4.5
  • Deployment via Deployment Wizard.The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol. Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows. In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions. Citrix® XenApp® 6.5 FP1, Citrix® XenDesktop® 5.6.


For 64-bit AutoCAD Mechanical 2016

  • Windows 8 Enterprise, Professional, or Standard edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (SP2 and later), or Windows 7 Enterprise, Business, Ultimate, or Home Premium edition
  • Athlon 64 or AMD Opteron® processor with SSE2 technology, Intel® Xeon® processor with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology, or Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support with SSE2 technology
  • 8 GB RAM or greater
  • 6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements
  • 1600x1050 or greater True Color video display adapter; 128 MB VRAM or greater; Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater; Direct3D®-capable workstation class graphics card.
  • Internet Explorer 7 or later
  • Microsoft-compliant mouse
  • Download and Installation from DVD




  • Command preview and contextual menus
  • 700,000 standard parts and features
  • Document 3D CAD models
  • Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools
  • Layer management
  • Hidden lines
  • Mechanical drafting standards update
  • Machinery generators and calculators
  • Custom part publishing support
  • Extended draw toolbar for manufacturing
  • Infer constraint integration
  • Content manager Standard Parts live update
  • Custom content library
  • Note template gallery
  • Total mass in bill of materials (BOM)
  • Mechanical drafting annotation monitor
  • Autodesk Content Explorer
  • Bill of materials (BOM) migration
  • Dimension in-place editor
  • JIS and DIN content libraries
  • Associative balloons and bills of materials