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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…

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Get a 30 Day Trial of DraftSight

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….

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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How to convert CAD to STL for 3D Printing

Pictured above the control panel for STL conversion in SOLIDWORKS.

How CAD files are exported to STL is an important process for accurate building of parts. The step by step process for converting CAD to STL was taken straight from the mentioned companies websites. STL Definition STL is the standard file type used by most…

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Is it time to consider making the switch to SOLIDWORKS?

Switch to SOLIDWORKS

We are in an age where technology is changing faster than we can consume it, this can make it difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest in the CAD market and you may not be aware that your CAD platform could be limiting…

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Why are you using AutoCAD or Microsoft Visio for Electrical Design?

Using Electrical Design

The price of anything in monetary terms is what we typically believe the cost is as well. For the longest time we believed the cost of oil and gas to be what we paid for it; the cost of a cigarette is what you paid…

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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,…

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