What is AutoCAD Industry Toolsets

AutoCAD Industry Toolsets

What is AutoCAD Industry Toolsets

In March 2018, Autodesk made a change to the AutoCAD product offering. Now when you subscribe to AutoCAD, you gain access to seven industry specific toolsets. The toolsets include features and intelligent objects for architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical design, and more. Here, you will learn about the various ways in which the toolsets can help optimize your design workflow.


8,000+ intelligent AEC objects and styles such as walls, doors, and windows.

Allows you to easily organize, sort, and group layers using layer standards, layer key styles, and layer overrides. Layer standards define the naming of new layers according to the structure defined in the standard.

Create schedules as you lay out your design, and see the schedule populate automatically, saving time. Schedules are automatically updated as the design changes, helping to reduce errors.


Over 700,000 pre-drawn standard parts and features based on 17 international standards. They include hole features; fasteners; shaft parts and features; steels shapes; and generators.

Supports ANSI, BSI, CSN, DIN, GB, ISO, JIS, and GOST drafting environments. The toolset also includes drafting tools for creating standards-based surface texture symbols; geometric dimensioning and tolerances; datum identifiers and targets; notes; taper and slope symbols; and weld symbols.

Automatically creates and manages layers for you, and you can customize these mechanical layers based on your company requirements. You do not have to explicitly change layers before creating objects. As you create objects, they are placed on the appropriate layer, color, linetype, and lineweight automatically. If the appropriate layer does not exist, the toolset automatically creates it for you.

Create automated and associative part lists and BOMs that are specifically developed for manufacturing and that automatically update as the design changes. There is support for multiple parts lists for each drawing, collapsible assemblies, automatic recognition of standard parts, and customizable options so that features can be revised to match current company practices. Change a design once and updates ripple throughout the entire drawing to keep everyone on schedule, reducing costly stops in production from incorrect part counting, identification, and ordering. Export or link BOM data to MRP, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), or other data management systems.


More than 2,000 standards-based schematic symbols and includes support for the NFPA, IEC 60617, AS, GB, IEC, JIC, and JIS standards. This includes devices such as circuit breakers, pushbuttons, PLCs, terminals, and more as well as hydraulic, pneumatic, and P&ID symbols.

Symbol libraries include support for the NFPA, IEC 60617, AS, GB, IEC, JIC, and JIS standards. Design the schematic drawings in accordance to the standards, using the Circuit Builder feature supported by the electrical standards database. This includes the wire sizing recommendations, energy loss calculations, and more.

Drastically reduce the time required to manually generate and update reports, while removing associated errors. Report generation is simple with a variety of automatic reports, including BOMs, cable lists, terminal reports, from/to wire lists, and many more. The report function gives you the option of generating multiple reports with a single command and includes flexible export options.


10,500+ of ACE objects, including intelligent ducts, pipes, conduits, and many more.

The Layer Management feature lets you organize, sort, and group layers using layer standards, layer key styles, and layer overrides. The toolset includes over 14 layer key styles.


Organize objects in your drawing by the real-world features that they represent, such as roads, parcels, cables, or pipes. When you create an object using Object Classification, it automatically takes properties and values from its object class, maintaining consistency and establishing standards in your drawing.


Allows you to quickly and easily draft piping and instrument diagrams with pre-defined symbols of multiple standards.


The specialized toolsets included with a subscription to AutoCAD aren’t the only ways that you can be more efficient with your time. The AutoCAD mobile app and the new AutoCAD web app are also included when you subscribe to AutoCAD. No need to carry printed drawings with you. Cut down communication time and  bring design teams together to review and edit CAD drawings in real time, whether you’re meeting with a client or at a job site. Both apps allow you to use the core drafting tools and commands you’re accustomed to using so you can quickly

The AutoCAD web app runs online in your web browser with no need to have AutoCAD installed on your machine. Simply visit web.autocad.com and sign in to start working.

The AutoCAD mobile app includes an easy-to-use interface and tools to upload, open, create, and edit DWG™ drawings from your mobile device. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 10 devices, and Surface Hub – download it today.