Top 5 Benefits of 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight

Article by Dassault Systèmes updated December 27, 2021


Millions of designers trust DraftSight’s proven desktop 2D CAD, which provides the productivity tools, functionality, and file compatibility needed to create, edit, view, and mark up any kind of DWG file quickly and efficiently. Now 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight connects your preferred 2D CAD solution to the cloud for access to new design and data management capabilities.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight brings together two market leading technologies—DraftSight and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to address common challenges in the design space today.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight is part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio of cloud solutions, bringing all your key stakeholders together on a single collaborative platform. Once you connect to the platform, you are connected to multiple, purpose-built solutions through your role. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight is part of the Design/Engineering role, enabling designers to create and share designs quickly and easily, and allowing key stakeholders to give feedback throughout the product development phase with all the design data stored securely in the cloud.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight enables you to manage your drawing files and data on the cloud in a collaborative environment connected with DraftSight. Your designs can now be stored online, easily reused, and securely managed. Data cannot be lost or deleted accidentally.

With all the data in the same place, everyone has real-time access to a single source of truth. This helps teams avoid the risk of being out of sync on drawing revisions. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight connects the right people with real-time information and the right tools, on one unified platform, enabling everyone to make better decisions, faster—from concept to reality.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Communication

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Project Planning

In today’s world, despite growing use of 3D parts and assemblies, many companies continue to rely on 2D drawings to help users understand the details of designs; to communicate with manufacturing; and to manage their clients’ legacy 2D files. When DraftSight is connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, users benefit from facilitated collaboration and revision control is maintained since all files are accessed in real time.

Top 5 Benefits of 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight

Here are a few of the top benefits of 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight:

  1. Protect your drawing files and data
  2. Convenient access and file sharing
  3. Easy project communication
  4. Faster design process
  5. DraftSight’s proven 2D CAD solution

1. Protect Your Drawing Files and Data

Your drawing files are a critical part of your intellectual property. How can business-critical drawing files and data be stored securely with convenient access anytime, anywhere? 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight helps you protect and share your valuable files. With everything saved securely on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, users can manage, view, and share their files and data on any device. Your data can no longer be lost or deleted by accident. Want to work offline on your desktop? Easily sync your latest files and revisions to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and that data will be perfectly preserved.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Workflow

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Workflow

You can seamlessly go back and forth between your desktop and the cloud, and your data will always be safely backed up and controlled using maturity workflows and revision management. All without the need to purchase, install, or maintain expensive servers. Convenient, secure access—anytime, anywhere! The 3DEXPERIENCE platform ensures that your most valuable assets are not tied up in hard drive bottlenecks or people not having access to drives. Protect your mission critical drawings and data in the cloud with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

2. Convenient Access and Sharing

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform helps you access and share drawings and information seamlessly. Project scopes often expand as businesses grow. Correspondingly, 2D drawings can grow massively with significant complexity, especially when collaborating with a team or working remotely. Where do I find the latest revision of this drawing? How can we share feedback efficiently and effectively without flooding our email inboxes? How do we manage the various phases of a drawing, from inception to end of life?

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight creates new revisions automatically so you don’t have to waste time emailing or chasing down the latest versions of any drawing. Because your design data is securely stored on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, it allows your team and stakeholders to have seamless, real-time access to your documents, drawings, data, and tasks.

DraftSight Revisions

DraftSight Revisions

With real-time access to the most current data, you can increase accuracy. You can move forward with certainty, knowing that you are working with the right file every time. You can manage drawings directly from DraftSight or from your desktop into the cloud so that the most relevant information is available to everyone based on permissions that you set up and manage.

3. Easy Project Communication

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight makes it easy to work with people inside and outside of your company, including partners, suppliers, and manufacturers. Teams need to collaborate from multiple locations and have the flexibility to get work done on the go. Teams can also streamline project communications directly through the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The platform natively understands DraftSight so you can reference it when sending messages to your team, or while creating tasks to drive daily work.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform also helps manage projects for any group, team, or department in an organization. You can develop a community to easily organize, view, assign, and track individual and shared tasks, including issues and change actions, from creation through completion. Project content, tracking, and dashboards will also be visible. The ability for stakeholders to track project status is now at their fingertips.

4. Faster Design Process

Accelerating your design process in a team environment is critical for many companies today. Team members working in 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight have instant access to updates made by other contributors. This enables real-time concurrent design, enhanced decision-making, and faster design maturity. Collaborating on your DraftSight designs is quick and efficient at any time, from any location and on any device. Designs are securely accessible to anyone in the enterprise with an easy-to-use interface that does not require CAD skills. This enables non-CAD users, such as managers or manufacturing partners, to participate in reviews to identify issues earlier in the development process.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Workflow

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Workflow

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform cloud has workflows for drawing readiness, including signoff and approvals, as well as for the distribution of drawings and access rights. All these powerful tools make it easy to go from concept to design, to production, and beyond, no matter where your team members are located.

5. DraftSight’s Proven 2D CAD Solution

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight is the professional-grade 2D CAD you know and love, backed by Dassault Systèmes — now on the cloud. We’re delivering your familiar DraftSight experience — the ability to create, edit, view and mark up any kind of 2D and 3D DWG file — with speed and efficiency. Effortlessly go from 2D drafting to 3D modeling and back again. It’s DraftSight desktop combined with browser-based design solutions and secure, convenient cloud-based data management. You can create, edit, and view concurrently from concept through completion. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can share designs, collaborate, review, and revise designs virtually anywhere, with work securely stored in the cloud. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight also seamlessly integrates with SOLIDWORKS® and other Dassault Systèmes solutions to easily manage your DWG file designs.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Enterprise

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Enterprise

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