DraftSight

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

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 Add-in for SOLIDWORKS PDM

I was reading through the “What’s New” material for SOLIDWORKS PDM and I am excited to learn that there is a DraftSight SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-in available for running PDM inside of DraftSight. It does seem like you may require DraftSight Enterprise to give access to the API but the prices on that sound quite good from what…

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Trouble Activating DraftSight? – Here is some info to help you along…

As a follow-up to Scott’s great article: What to do if your DraftSight installation has expired — I thought I should highlight another great resource PDF that the DraftSight Team had posted to help with activating DraftSight. March 2017 UPDATE: A new Critical Hotfix is now available for DraftSight The image below is a snapshot of…

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Has your DraftSight Installation Expired?

For those of you using DraftSight for all of your dwg/dxf needs (highly recommended over 2DEditor!), you may have noticed an expiration message recently.  If you haven’t opened the program recently or never knew how to solve this expiration message, the reason is that DraftSight was still in its Beta stage.  Beta1 expired and Beta2…

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How to export a model from SOLIDWORKS to Google SketchUp [UPDATED]

While Google SketchUp is not a professional CAD tool it has the advantage of being free and, because of that, it is used by a large number of people. Recently, some of my customers were asked by their own customers to supply SOLIDWORKS models for review in SketchUp format. There is one problem with this request – none…

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Javelin is Moving

Yes, it’s true.  Javelin is moving.  On April 1st we will be operating out of brand spanking new offices at 3457 Superior Court in Oakville.  We are all very excited about the move and looking forward to the change since we have been at 700 Dorval Drive in Oakville since 1998.  Superior Court is located…

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With Draftsight you can edit DWG files from any version of AutoCAD!

DraftSight Free DWG Editor

Looking for a free DWG Editor? Unable to open your AutoCAD files? We might be able to help you with DraftSight… One of the common frustrations that SOLIDWORKS users have is being unable to open and edit legacy DWG files, either because the files are too old, or they no longer have a license of AutoCAD®. I have…

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