DraftSight

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

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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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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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