DraftSight

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

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 text off the lens of a flashlight, you’re in luck! As of DraftSight 2022 we have the long-awaited, and much-requested…

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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 to the FILLAREA command. Hatch vs Fillarea command The HATCH and FILLAREA commands launch the same dialog box with two…

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Hatches in DraftSight

DraftSight Hatch

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 brief experience, that was no fun. With DraftSight it only takes a few clicks, a few selections, and you’re done!…

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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 in comparing two industry giants (AutoCAD vs. SOLIDWORKS) diving into which software would work best for the desired application. I…

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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 and revision control. Watch the video to learn more: Why choose 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight? With all your DWG data saved securely…

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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 parametric constraints. DraftSight Premium is ideal for drafting, modeling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting, and 3D printing. Watch the video below…

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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 through a seamless combination of powerful 2D drafting and 3D modeling capabilities. DraftSight® provides an intuitive 2D drafting and 3D…

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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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