DraftSight

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

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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DraftSight Enterprise Installation Guide

DraftSight Enterprise Installation Guide

DraftSight is a feature-rich 2D and 3D CAD solution for architects, engineers and construction service providers, as well as professional CAD users, designers, educators and hobbyists.  There are various levels of DraftSight licenses available.  For companies with multiple users, DraftSight Enterprise provides network-based licensing for shared use. The following post provides you with a DraftSight…

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DraftSight Community Support

DraftSight is a powerful drafting CAD software enabling hobbyists to professional companies the tools to create their designs.  There are several levels of licensing available to suit individual needs.  Earlier versions provided a free option, however this will expire on December 31, 2019.  You can access our DraftSight download page for more details. DraftSight Community…

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Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct – Advanced Tip 2

In part 4 of my making a Sheet Metal Duct guide, I showed how to get the best material yield. Today I’m going to show you how to add etch marks so that all parts can be rolled together as one, zip cut, reordered and then welded together. With the parts already placed together, copy…

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DraftSight 2020 Packaging and Pricing Changes You Need To Know About

DraftSight 2019 2D CAD Software

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…

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Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct in SOLIDWORKS – Part 4 of 4

Welcome to part 4 of this adventure of making a large sheet metal HVAC duct. In Part 3 we saved the bodies, converting them into sheet metal parts and exported as DXF/DWG. In this final part I’m going to show you how to modify the exported parts in DraftSight to get a laser/plasma friendly part…

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DraftSight Critical Hotfix required to avoid usage interruption

DraftSight Critical Hotfix

Attention all DraftSight users. Dassault Systèmes have released a DraftSight Critical Hotfix due to an expired certificate; Windows* 32 and 64-bit versions of DraftSight released from 2012 to 2017 will not launch and/or will stop running as of March 1, 2017. The hotfix can be found on the DraftSight download page to resolve the issue before…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Converts DraftSight DWG/DXF to PDF Automatically

DraftSight to PDF Task

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017 comes with some very useful new Tasks that can be big time savers for users.  One is the new DraftSight to PDF Task. This Task is able to convert DWG and DXF files to PDF format.  This requires that DraftSight Professional or Enterprise Pack be installed on the computer that runs the task….

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How to Edit SOLIDWORKS Electrical Projects with DraftSight Professional

DraftSight Professional is a 2D design and drafting solution provided by Dassault Systems that lets you create, edit, view, and markup 2D drawings.  DraftSight has a familiar user interface and minimal learning curve which provides an easy transition from AutoCAD®. With this in mind, DS SOLIDWORKS had a great idea to allow DraftSight functionality to…

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