AutoCAD & AutoCAD Mechanical toolset Workflow Comparison

By Jack Barett | CAD
Please see below to inspect the typical AutoCAD workflow for common tasks and compare it with the recommended workflow to perform the same tasks in AutoCAD Mechanical toolset.

Autodesk combined seven industry-specialized toolsets into one version of AutoCAD, and one of those is the Electrical toolset. You can read more about this change here.

Drawing Configuration – Standards-Based Drafting

Organizing Drawing Components

Layer Management

Geometry Creation

Geometry Creation – Standard Features and Parts

Geometry Creation – View Projection and Construction Lines

Geometry Reuse


Hidden Line Creation

Centerline and Hole Pattern Creation

Geometry Modification

Drawing Sheet Creation

Detail View Creation

Annotation – Dimensions

Annotation – Hole Charts

Annotation – Mechanical Symbols

Annotation – BOM, Parts Lists and Balloons

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Published on July 13, 2022 in .

About the Author

Jack Barrett is an Account Executive for Microsol Resources focused on engineering and construction firms in New York. Jack has a solid background in solution selling and provides a unique insight into the AEC industry and the technology trends. He has worked with AEC firms in assisting them with the software and services that provide Microsol Resources customers with the power to solve their business, design, and environmental challenges.