I was reading through the 2012 “What’s New” material for SolidWorks Enterprise PDM and I am excited to hear that there is an add-in becomming available for running EPDM inside of Draftsight. It does sound like you may require Draftsight Premium Pack to give access to the API but the prices on that sound quite good from what I’ve heard and is likely well worth it for all the other benefits as well.
Here is a quick list of the top three things it looks like you will be able to do from within the Draftsight application:
- Check in and out while the DWG is open
- Quickly toggle between earlier versions of the DWG
- Access the datacard directly and have that drive the titleblock
By the looks of the toolbar, you will have access to a variety of other tools as well. With over 1.5M downloads of Draftsight, it is quickly becoming an important player in the CAD industry and it is exciting to have such a well rounded solution to both generate and manage 2D DWG drawings.