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Technical Tips and Tutorials for the DraftSight DWG Editor from Dassault Systemes

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How to get DraftSight Certification

DraftSight certification

DraftSight users now have the chance to earn DraftSight certification! The Certified DraftSight Associate (CDSA) has been added to the roster of available certifications. Read on to learn more about it, and how to get it.

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Hatches in DraftSight

DraftSight makes hatching a drawing quick and easy, especially compared to the ancient era of the drafting board when every single hatch line had to be drawn by hand. I can tell you from thankfully…

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How to use Coordinate Entry in DraftSight

Line with Coordinates

DraftSight gives us multiple ways to enter and display coordinates. This ensures we can position entities exactly where we want them. Of course, you can also just select points on the screen using the Snap and Grid, or completely freehand.

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How to confirm your DraftSight Enterprise serial number

Draftsight enterprise serial number

At times when troubleshooting your DraftSight Enterprise installation with your reseller, you may be asked to confirm which DraftSight serial number and product you have. DraftSight Standard, Professional, and Premium use a standalone serial number…

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DraftSight 3D Modeling Part 3 – Working with Solid Bodies

weld profiles together

In this series we’ve been looking into the 3D modeling capabilities offered by DraftSight Premium, Enterprise Plus, and Mechanical. In Part 1 we moved out of the 2D world of the XY plane and started…

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DraftSight 3D Modeling Part 2 – Creating Solid Bodies

creating solid bodies

DraftSight Premium, Enterprise Plus, and Mechanical offer users the ability to create non-parametric 3D models. Non-parametric models, often known as ‘dumb solids’ lack a feature history. Users of parametric systems like SOLIDWORKS or CATIA may…

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DraftSight 3D Modeling Part 1: Views and 3D Navigation

move the model in space

Working in 3D with DraftSight can take some getting used to for those only familiar with working in 2D. Users of parametric modeling applications like SOLIDWORKS, built from the ground up for 3D modeling, will…

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Can You 3D Model in DraftSight?

Boolean Modeling

Dassault Systèmes offers a full range of 3D CAD solutions to match every user’s needs. SOLIDWORKS, CATIA V5 & V6, the 3DEXPERIENCE xApps, and DraftSight are all powerful 3D modeling tools. Yes, that’s right, DraftSight is in…

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Using PrintStyle Tables in DraftSight

draftsight PrintStyle tables

PrintStyles, also known as print styles, are tables containing a collection of overrides for entity properties. These include LineColor, LineStyle, LineWeight, dithering, screening, gray scale, end styles, join styles, fill styles, and pen assignments for…

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Dark Mode in DraftSight

Dark mode in DraftSight

If you’re the type of person who finds using white and light grey backgrounds, menus, and palettes in your Windows applications to be a bit of a strain on your eyes, kind of like reading…

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Color Fills and Gradients in DraftSight

color and gradients

Hatching drawings is easy in DraftSight. Creating color fills and gradients, like the below example, is just as easy. We’ve already covered using the HATCH command in a previous article. Now we’ll turn our attention…

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AutoCAD and SOLIDWORKS: What are the benefits of each?

DraftSight vs AutoCAD

There are numerous CAD tools to choose from these days and you may be wondering what type is the right one for your organization. In this article I will try to take a non-biased approach…

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How to Manage your DWG files using 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight PLM

3DEXPERIENCE® DraftSight® connects the powerful DraftSight CAD solution for 2D and 3D DWG files to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, a cloud-based product development environment. This allows you to project manage your DWG files and apply lifecycle…

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The Advantages of DraftSight Premium

DraftSight Premium 2D Patterns

If you are looking to upgrade your AutoCAD 2D CAD tool then you should try DraftSight Premium from DS. DraftSight Premium includes all the 2D CAD features in DraftSight Professional, plus full 3D capabilities and…

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Switching to DraftSight from AutoCAD

Switching to DraftSight

Switching to DraftSight is easy, with a familiar and customizable interface. DraftSight also recognizes the commands you already know, making it easy to get started. About DraftSight Streamline your design process and deliver great designs…

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