Auto2D was developed by engineers, for engineers. Frustrated by the tedious, error-prone, repetitive work related to 2D conversion, the Vectra team knew there had to be a better way. The result is an end-to-end solution that streamlines and automates the generation of Engineering Drawings for Mechanical Components and Assemblies from 3D models. Currently ready-to-use and deployed in Vehicle Body Assembly programs for leading Automotive OEMs, Auto2D integrates seamlessly with leading CAD systems and is provided as a Software-as-a-Service solution. Configuration, training and deployment are fast and easy - and with pay-as-you-go pricing, using Auto2D is guaranteed to save you time and money.

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Auto2D determines the Manufacturing Operation needed to create every feature in the CAD model and dimensions it accordingly - no wrong datums, missing dimensions or drawing entities. Error-checking modules ensure that hole alignment and other costly errors can be quickly identified and corrected in the model before drawings are generated.

Auto2D is engineered to run as an add-on to the leading manufacturing CAD systems. Currently running on NX, integrations with CATIA V5 and Inventor are slated for release in early 2019. Vectra's error-proofing plug-ins for each CAD system and OEM Design Standard, included with Auto2D, are available for stand-alone licensing.



Currently in use to generate Body-in-White Tooling Drawings for one of the world's largest OEMs, with 7 additional OEM Design Standards supported, Auto2D can be easily configured for compliance with any manufacturer's standards for Mechanical Components/ Assemblies (eg., Body-in-White Tooling, General Assembly, etc.)

Auto2D is sold through a flexible SaaS (Software As A Service) licensing model, so you pay for only the services and capacity you need. And since Auto2D runs right inside your existing CAD system, minimal training and setup is required to get up and running. The only input required is a 3D model.


Watch a short video to see the power of Auto2D in action. Running seamlessly inside NX, you can see Auto2D make quick work of previously time-consuming tasks.

  • Places the Primary View and required projections on the Drawing Sheet(s)

  • Determines optimal scaling factor

  • Determines datum faces, datum holes as appropriate

  • Places O-Line symbols, linear and ordinate dimensions, surface finish symbols, radius values

  • Eliminates missing/redundant dimensions and wrong datums

  • Numbers holes in sequence to optimizes machining time and generates a Hole Chart

  • Generates Stock List, Bill-of-Material, Title Block information

  • Generates Tooling Unit Layout