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Sort the BOM in AutoCAD Mechanical - set SortPriority property of each McadBOMItem before calling applySort(), Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Oct 7, 2015

Side Database Issues in Mechanical - use function AcDbDatabase::readDwgFile() to open non-working database in AutoCAD Mechanical, Adam Nagy, Manufacturing DevBlog, Sep 23, 2015

AutoCAD Mechanical: Migrate Settings from a Previous Version - run AdMigrator.exe file to obtain migrate custom settings dialog box that allows migrating user profile/menu, user defined files from previous version, else visit options profile to manually transfer menu, profile customization, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 3, 2015 

What's New in AutoCAD Mechanical 2016 - OFFSET command allows previewing geometry as cursor is moved, FILLET command checks appearance of corner before finalizing selection of filet, button is added that can directly create block part references, Clinton Brown, CADline, Mar 22, 2015

To Split a Hole Chart Using Filters - set filter to hole chart so that it shows counterbore holes, generate another hole chart from current hole chart before setting filter that shows piped holes, contain remaining holes in AutoCAD Mechanical, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Sep 24, 2014

To Create an Aligned Section View - create base view of part, click draw panel, polyline, draw cut line in parent view, open new view to set ortho, aligned type before specifying location of view in AutoCAD Mechanical, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Aug 18, 2014

Section View Creation Ribbon Contextual Tab - set representation, appearance, method, annotation, hatch, modify, create panel options before creating section view from selected parent view in AutoCAD Mechanical, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 8, 2014

What's New in AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 - 3 new commands to modify balloons, enhanced BOM, parts list dialog boxes, more control over appearance of welding symbols, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014

Why Should I Use AutoCAD Mechanical? The Finale - implement BOM, ballooning, parts lists features to indicate collection of part references or components along with meta data, control formats, insert BOM representations in drawing respectively, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Nov 1, 2013

What's Up with AutoCAD Mechanical?, Pt 3 - increases speed of drafting, annotation, design, engineering tasks, comes with power dimension command with all dimensioning options, mechanical symbol tools, hole tables, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Oct 28, 2013

What's Up with AutoCAD Mechanical?, Pt 1 - development of AutoCAD Mechanical, upgrades, AutoCAD UI vs AutoCAD Mechanical UI, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Oct 18, 2013

What's Up with AutoCAD Mechanical?, Pt 2 - apply AMSETUPDWG function to update current drawing to standard, adjust fillets, chamfers options to change settings, work with construction lines, centerlines, select screw connection wizard to quickly insert bolt with nuts, washers, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Oct 21, 2013

Model Documentation Commands Missing from Layout Ribbon in AutoCAD Mech 2013 - use CUILOAD command to load ModelDoc.cuix in layout Ribbon tab, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 25, 2013

Grips Not Available for Some Entities in AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 - workaround is to start AutoCAD Mechanical without loading SketchBook Designer add-on, Being Inventive, Oct 13, 2011

Express Tools Not Available in AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 - write CUILOAD in command line, load file to see express tools, Autodesk, July 7, 2011

Dim Scales and Detail Drawings - video showing AutoCAD Mechanical features to manage dimscale factor, INCAT CAD Geek, Jan 21, 2009

5 UI Tips to Start Navigating in AutoCAD Mechanical 2009 - exploring Ribbon, menu items, toolbars, status bar and workspaces, Jarred Osborne, Drawing the Machine, Apr 29, 2008

Settings the Standard For Your Symbols - selecting and setting drafting standard among 7 international drafting standards in AutoCAD Mechanical, Andrew de Leon, Drawing the Machine, Oct 25, 2007

AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 - What's New - increased drafting productivity, new workflow for BOM configuration, new additions to standard parts library, more, Autodesk, March 2007 pdf

AutoCAD or AutoCAD Mechanical 2004? A Productivity Study - explores the benefits of AutoCAD Mechanical 2004 versus traditional AutoCAD, Autodesk.com, September 3, 2003 (pdf)


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