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johnq
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AutoCAD Mechanical & Mechanical Desk top

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06-28-2012 03:48 PM

Hi all

 

I as an AutoCAD Electrical user, about 95% and an AutoCAD about 5%.   For Autocad I use the Autocad built into Electrical. 

 

Privately I use Autocad Mechanical 2009.

 

I have followed the concerns re Inventor and Mechanical Desk Top.

 

Now my question:   Is AC Mechanical a different product to MDT?

 

I have been trained in Inventor but not highly skilled.

 

Cheers  johnq

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rogermollon
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Re: AutoCAD Mechanical & Mechanical Desk top

06-28-2012 05:10 PM in reply to: johnq

johnq,

 

Yes Mechanical Desktop (MDT) and AutoCAD Mechanical (ACM) are very different products.

 

MDT was an earlier generation 3D parametric, feature based modeling product (based on AutoCAD) that has been replaced by Inventor; all support for MDT 2009 (the last release) ended when Inventor 2013 began shipping.  ACM is a mechanical design optimized version of AutoCAD that's an ongoing, main stream product.

 

I know that the differences can be confusing, but if you understand the difference between ACM and Inventor, basically the same is true between ACM and MDT.

 

I hope this helps.



Roger Mollon
Sr. Director, Software Development
Design, Lifecycle, & Simulation Product Group
Autodesk, Inc.
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johnq
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Re: AutoCAD Mechanical & Mechanical Desk top

06-28-2012 05:38 PM in reply to: rogermollon

Thankyou Rodger

 

Your explanation is quite clear and I understand.

 

I can now see the forum re the MDT and Inventor concerns from a different point of view.

 

I have been in a position where management do not wish to listen CAD and a company gets to a position that some of the respondants have got them selves.

 

Thanks again

 

john Q

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tmccar
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Re: AutoCAD Mechanical & Mechanical Desk top

08-20-2012 06:29 AM in reply to: johnq

"...I have been in a position where management do not wish to listen CAD and a company gets to a position that some of the respondants have got them selves...."

 

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