DraftSight 2020 Packaging and Pricing Changes You Need To Know About

Article by Rod Mackay updated April 4, 2019

DraftSight packaging and licensing has changed for the 2019 and 2020 release. The biggest change is the fact that DraftSight Standard will no longer be available as a free version, instead there will be a charge of US$99 annually for the software which you can purchase from the DraftSight Online Store »

  • DraftSight for Windows® is offered in paid versions only.
  • Once you download and install DraftSight (free 30-day trial or purchased version), you will no longer be able to redownload or access any previous free version of DraftSight (2018 or earlier).
  • All free versions of DraftSight (2018 or earlier) will cease to run after 31/12/2019.

JUNE 2020 PROMOTION: 10% OFF DraftSight Professional and Premium versions. Learn More »

What makes DraftSight 2020 different from previous versions?

DraftSight 2020 is the beginning of the next chapter in the journey to develop innovative design solutions for users. DraftSight gives you the freedom to do more with a 2D drafting and 3D design experience that lets you create, edit, view and markup any kind of 2D and 3D DWG file design. Its familiar user interface facilitates a quick transition from your current CAD application. Learn about the latest release in the video below:

What is the new pricing and packaging?

DraftSight is available as five different packages. The new packaging is as follows:

DraftSight Standard

  • For individuals, students, educators, hobbyists, and others that need a straightforward 2D CAD drafting solution with a familiar user interface.
  • New features include: Insert Centerlines, Paste to Active Layer, Discard Duplicate Entities, Quick Modify, and PDF Import
  • Exclusively sold on the DraftSight online store as an annual subscription at US$99/year.
  • Buy DraftSight Standard Now »

DraftSight Professional

  • For professionals and companies that need an advanced 2D CAD drafting solution with powerful, productivity boosting features and API to help bring their designs to life quickly and easily.
  • New features include: Using Formulas in Table Cells, Block Attribute Manager, Viewport Layer Freezing, Image Tracer, 3DEXPERIENCE® Marketplace Make Integration, and HomeByMe Integration
  • Exclusively sold on the DraftSight online store as an annual subscription at US$199/year.
  • Buy DraftSight Professional Now (10% OFF in June 2020) »

DraftSight Premium

  • For individuals, designers, makers, manufacturers, professionals, and companies that need a robust 2D drafting and 3D design experience to help meet their needs on drafting, modeling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing.
  • It includes all DraftSight Professional features plus a comprehensive set of 3D DWG design and constraint capabilities.
  • Exclusively sold on the DraftSight online store as an annual subscription at US$499/year.
  • Buy DraftSight Premium Now (10% OFF in June 2020) »

DraftSight Enterprise

  • For large organizations with many users or multiple sites that need an advanced 2D CAD drafting solution with powerful, productivity boosting features and API to help bring their designs to life quickly and easily.
  • It includes all DraftSight Premium features, plus full technical support and network licensing to enable concurrent usage across the organization.
  • Exclusively sold via your local SOLIDWORKS Reseller as an annual subscription (US$399/year) or a perpetual license (US$499/licence + US$299/maintenance). Minimum of 2 licenses required for purchase.
  • Subscription: 12-month term OR Non-Subscription + Maintenance Upgrade: 12 months.
  • Existing DraftSight Enterprise customers can renew their licenses for the US$299 maintenance price.
  • Contact us to purchase DraftSight Enterprise »

DraftSight Enterprise Plus

  • For large organizations with many users or multiple sites that need a robust 2D drafting and 3D design experience to help meet their needs on drafting, modeling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing.
  • It includes all DraftSight Enterprise features plus a comprehensive set of 3D DWG design and constraint capabilities, full technical support and network licensing to enable concurrent usage across the organization.
  • Exclusively sold via Resellers as an annual subscription (US$699) or perpetual license (US$899/license + $499/maintenance).
  • Contact us to purchase DraftSight Enterprise Plus »

PLEASE NOTE: DraftSight Standard, Professional and Premium are only offered as a 12-month subscription (the non-subscription is no longer offered for these products. DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are offered as both subscription and non-subscription).

What’s the activation method for each product?

DraftSight Standard, Professional and Premium are activated by simply purchasing a serial number online and entering it during installation. Internet connection is required to activate your serial number.

DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are activated by purchasing through your reseller, by choosing an SNL (SOLIDWORKS Network License) or DSLS (Dassault Systèmes License Server) network license.

Is there a charge for additional support?

If you’re a DraftSight Standard, Professional, or Premium user and would like to purchase additional full technical support, you can purchase DraftSight Prosumer, which includes installation, activation, configuration, and usage support via email and telephone. Here are the buying options:

Is there a trial version of DraftSight available?

Yes! A 30-day trial of DraftSight Premium is available upon installation. Use the form below to download DraftSight for Windows, then select “Free 30-Day Trial” in the installation window.

What is the feature difference between the packages?

The following table highlights the differences between different packages:

FeaturesStandard (2D)Professional (2D)Premium (3D)Enterprise (2D)Enterprise Plus (3D)
2D Design Tools
Create basic elements such as lines, polylines, arcs, circles, ellipses, layers, blocks, and others.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
2D Documentation Tools
Create basic annotation elements such as notes, dimensions, tables, hatches, clouds, and others.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Community Resources
Offer learning resources and a collaborative environment to interact with your peers, ask questions, and share opinions.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Toolbox
Quickly generate hardware, holes, balloons, Bills of Materials (BOMs), welding and surface finish symbols.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Batch Printing
Send a set of drawings and sheets to printers in a batch job.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Drawing Compare
Compare graphically similar entities between two drawing documents.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Power Trim
Trim multiple, adjacent entities by dragging the pointer across each entity.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
G-Code Generator
Communicate with a CNC machine for fabrication.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
DGN Import
Directly import and convert the DGN file format drawing into a DraftSight project for direct editing.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
DraftSight APIs
Allow end users or third-party developers to customize and automate DraftSight.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Image Tracer
Convert an imported raster image file (ex. floor plan, logo) into vectorized line entities.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Using Formulas in Table Cells
Use formulas in cells with arithmetic operators and the Sum, Average, and Count functions.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Trimming of Hatches and Gradients
Trim hatches and gradients with the Trim and PowerTrim commands.
IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Premium Tools
3D Modeling Tools
Introduces 3D modeling using basic geometrical shapes (ex. Box, Pyramid) or other methods (ex. Extrude, Revolve) with Boolean operations (ex. Union, Subtract).
IncludedIncluded
2D Constraints
Use 2D Constraints to control drawing entities parametrically by specifying geometric and dimensional properties of entities.
IncludedIncluded
Interoperability Tools
3DEXPERIENCE® Marketplace IntegrationIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
HomeByMe IntegrationIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
3DEXPERIENCE, GEOVIA, DELMIA, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, PDM ConnectorsIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
PDF Import/Convert & UnderlayIncludedIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
DGN Import/Convert & UnderlayIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Customization Tools
Application Programming Interface (API)IncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Macro RecordingIncludedIncludedIncludedIncluded
Enterprise Tools
Network License
Enable concurrent usage and compliance across the organization.
IncludedIncluded
Deployment Wizard
Enable large groups of users to install or upgrade DraftSight.
IncludedIncluded
Technical Support
Answer questions or troubleshoot issues related to DraftSight.
IncludedIncluded

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