What do you like best?
electrical cable drawings and electrical layouts
custom content library
machinery generator and calculators
Very smart engineering dimensions
Autodesk Synergy for mechanical engineering
Create associative section and detail views of 3D models
Infer constraint integration
Automatically constrain objects
Part publishing support for custom parts that allows you to create and share custom parts within your organization.
Automated and associative parts lists and BOMs (bills of material) that update simultaneously as you make design changes, helping you keep team members updated and on-task throughout.
Content manager live update allows you to get live updates to your standard parts library and optionally, those within your drawings.
What do you dislike?
user interface, solidworks is much better
Recommendations to others considering the product
shortcut keys are very handy
Detail views—create linked views at different scales
Hole charts—Automatically update charts for the shop floor
Title and revision blocks—English and metric versions are available
Spend less time on repetitive tasks and more time creating with new tools that automate common processes and help improve efficiency:
Layer management system automatically places items on the correct layer, with correct color and linetype, as you work.
Eliminate the need for time-consuming redrawing with hidden lines that update as you make changes.
Create parts according to your specifications and save time when building mechanisms manually with new machinery generators and calculators. Reports and analytics for the designs are provided as you work and make changes.
Quickly access files, blocks, linetypes, and styles with Content Explorer™, which creates an index of data based on where you instruct it to look.
Create multiple dimensions with minimal input. Abbreviated dialog boxes and smart dimensioning tools force overlapping dimensions to automatically space themselves more appropriately.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
cable drawings and electrical diagram very helpful
simple to use,saves time
bill of material
JIS and DIN content libraries
Screws, nuts, and washers
Pins, rivets, and bushings
Plugs, lubricators, and sealing rings
Bearing and shaft components
Structural steel shapes
Through, tapped, blind, and oblong holes
Undercuts, keyways, and thread end