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AutoCAD Mechanical Essential Training

The AutoCAD Mechanical Essentials training course teaches students about the indispensable core topics required to use the AutoCAD Mechanical software. Through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum, students acquire the knowledge needed to accelerate the mechanical design process. With specific tools for creating and manipulating geometry, automatically acquiring bills of materials, generating mechanical components, and performing design calculations, the AutoCAD Mechanical software offers significant productivity gains that the student learns to maximize.

3 Days


  • A basic understanding of mechanical drafting or design.
  • A working knowledge of the AutoCAD® software and the Microsoft® Windows® operating system.


  • Identify the main interface elements, their setup, and what Help information is available and to create and use drawing template files.
  • Describe the object property management system, where layers are configured, and the tools for manipulating layers.
  • Organizing drawing geometry and create Mechanical structure in a drawing.
  • Describe the core mechanical design tools of rectangle, hatch, fillet, chamfer, holes, slots, and threads and how to use them to create and modify geometry in your drawings.
  • Modify and edit drawing objects by creating multiple offset copies, scale them, or use a power command.
  • Insert industry standard parts into your assembly designs.
  • Create production-ready drawings in model space, and layouts of structured and non-structured geometry, and insert title blocks and borders.
  • Notate a drawing through the creation and editing of dimensions, hole charts, fits lists and mechanical symbols.
  • Explain how to create and edit a bill of materials, parts list, and balloons.
  • Describe the tools used to verify the standard or custom parts within your design.
  • Exchange data between CAD systems and create Mechanical drawings using Model Documentation.
  • Create a custom drafting standard and drawing template with layers, object properties, symbols, text, BOM, parts list, balloons, etc

HRDF Claimable:

HRDF_logoAs a Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) registered training center, our courses/ training are HRDF claimable.

Authorized Autodesk Training Center:

Trainees / Students completed training will receive Certificate of Completion from Autodesk.

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Lesson: Interacting with the User Interface
Lesson: Common Drawing Setup

Chapter 2: Object Property and Layer Management
Lesson: Property Management
Lesson: Layer Control

Chapter 3: Organizing Drawing Geometry
Lesson: Drawing Creation Workflows and Organization
Lesson: Structuring Data in Drawings
Lesson: Reusing and Editing Structured Data

Chapter 4: Tools for Creating Key Geometry
Lesson: Core Design Tools
Lesson: Power Snaps
Lesson: Centerlines
Lesson: Construction Lines
Lesson: Designing with Lines
Lesson: Adding Standard Feature Data for Holes and Slots

Chapter 5: Tools for Manipulating Geometry
Lesson: Editing Tools
Lesson: Power Commands
Lesson: Associative Hide

Chapter 6: Mechanical Part Generators
Lesson: Standard Parts
Lesson: Chains and Belts
Lesson: Shaft Generator
Lesson: Standard Shaft Parts
Lesson: Springs

Chapter 7: Creating Drawing Sheets
Lesson: Model Space Views in Layouts
Lesson: Creating Drawing Sheets in Model Space
Lesson: Annotation Views When Using Structure
Lesson: Title Blocks and Drawing Borders

Chapter 8: Dimensioning and Annotating Drawings
Lesson: Annotation and Annotation Symbols
Lesson: Creating Dimensions
Lesson: Editing Dimensions
Lesson: Hole Charts and Fits Lists
Lesson: Revision Lists

Chapter 9: Bill of Materials, Parts Lists, and Balloons
Lesson: Part References
Lesson: Bill of Materials
Lesson: Inserting Parts Lists
Lesson: Ballooning Parts

Chapter 10: Design Calculations
Lesson: Design Calculations

Chapter 11: Leveraging Your Existing Data
Lesson: DWG Files
Lesson: IGES Files
Lesson: Model Documentation

Chapter 12: Mechanical Options for the CAD Manager
Lesson: Standards-Based Design
Lesson: Configure Layer, Text, and Object Properties
Lesson: Configure the Annotation Tools
Lesson: Configure Component Properties, BOMs, Parts Lists, and Balloons