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Where to find standard mechanical parts for AutoCAD or Inventor?

A - answer Hundreds of mechanical standard parts plus other parts by different vendors in 2D and 3D formats can be downloaded from online catalogs CADregister or (formerly also Autodesk RedSpark).

Using plugins for AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, Pro/Engineer and other CAD systems you can directly insert parts from the Web to your CAD application (drag-n-drop).

Other sources of MCAD data can be found on

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5.9.2001    15590×  
applies to: AutoCAD · MDT · AutoCAD Mechanical · Inventor ·

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