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

Controlling DraftSight License Timeout Using an Administrative Profile

DraftSight License Timeout Administrative Profile

Ensuring that idle licenses are returned to the license pool after a defined amount of time is typically an essential aspect of network license management. For most SOLIDWORKS software, this timeout period is defined in the Options file of the SolidNetWork License Manager, however for DraftSight Enterprise, the timeout period is defined locally on each…

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Top 5 Benefits of 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Enterprise

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….

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Get a 30 Day Trial of DraftSight

DraftSight Free Trial

Try DraftSight free for 30 days and put it through the paces yourself to see how easy it is to switch from AutoCAD to DraftSight. We’d like to invite you to try DraftSight for free! You can download DraftSight to take it for a 30-day free spin. If not, what are you waiting for? Trying DraftSight Demo…

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Controlling the License Timeout in DraftSight Enterprise

When managing network licenses of SOLIDWORKS software, you may want to ensure that a license is returned to the pool after a user has been idle for a certain amount of time. By default, for most SOLIDWORKS software the license will be returned once a user has been idle for 2 hours, and this time…

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DraftSight vs AutoCAD 2D CAD Software Pricing and ROI Information

DraftSight AutoCAD 2D CAD Software

In the white paper below learn how to maximize the return on a DraftSight 2D CAD software investment and compare subscription pricing for DraftSight ® vs AutoCAD ® 2D CAD software. Do you rely on 2D CAD software for maintaining legacy data, supporting traditional processes/workflows, developing schematic designs/layouts, or managing and marking up drawings? DraftSight…

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How to transfer your DraftSight Custom Settings between versions or computers

A common DraftSight question we receive is how to transfer custom DraftSight settings between installations? This situation might crop up when upgrading versions, switching between computers, or cleanly uninstalling and reinstalling DraftSight. Standard procedure is found by searching for “Migrating Preferences” in the DraftSight help.  The Help refers to the Migration Assistance shown below: If…

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What is the difference between DraftSight and AutoCAD?

DraftSight vs AutoCAD

DraftSight gives you the 2D tools you need with the software license flexibility you want. But what are the main differences between DraftSight and AutoCAD 2D CAD software? Not all design tasks require the power and functionality of SOLIDWORKS, sometimes a 2D CAD solution is required.  Whether you are student, professor, small business owner, machinist…

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What is the difference between DraftSight and 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight?

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Project Management

3DEXPERIENCE® DraftSight® is a new professional DWG-based 2D and 3D drafting offering from Dassault Systemes. Users can easily migrate from AutoCAD® to DraftSight with the familiar interfaces and workflows. But what is the difference between DraftSight and 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight? 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight provides time-saving productivity tools and APIs, based on the popular DraftSight desktop application enjoyed…

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DraftSight 10 Year Anniversary Promotion

DraftSight 10 Year Promotion

Ten years ago, DraftSight launched with the goal to help designers save money while meeting their AutoCAD DWG creation and editing needs. Today DraftSight continues to support this goal and offers incredible value to customers. To celebrate DraftSight’s 10th launch anniversary, for a limited time only you can get 10% off the DraftSight Professional and…

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