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

DraftSight 2019 Packaging and Pricing Changes You Need To Know About

DraftSight 2019 2D CAD Software

DraftSight packaging and licensing has changed for the 2019 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 directly from the DraftSight Online Store » What happens to installations…

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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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SOLIDWORKS ELECTRICAL 2015 Open with DraftSight

Some users love the intuitive feeling that smart technologies like SolidWorks brings to the table. However after years of drafting, seeing content in text, lines & circles, users develop some level of comfort with basic CAD packages. In 2015, SolidWorks Electrical bridges those two feelings of wanting new technology and simple CAD by offering an “Open…

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SOLIDWORKS ELECTRICAL 2015 Favorites

Product releases for us here at Javelin Technologies is like counting the days to Christmas and wondering what is wrapped up for us under that tree. SolidWorks has delivered as usual and I’ve listed the Top 10 feature enhancements for SolidWorks Electrical 2015 that will continue to keep our users happy: 1) Importing or Exporting directly…

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DraftSight Community Support [VIDEO]

If you haven’t heard of DraftSight before, take this opportunity to learn more about this amazing free 2D CAD program that has been downloaded millions of times.  Read more about it at the following blog posts: http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2010/06/draftsight-a-new-free-2d-cad-product-is-now-available-to-download/ http://www.javelin-tech.com/blog/2010/10/draftsight-end-the-frustration/ http://www.javelin-tech.com/main/download/draftsight_dwg_2d_cad_software.htm DraftSight Community Once you’ve started using it, you may have some technical questions regarding the functionality.…

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