DraftSight Professional

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 of the DraftSight free version? If you are currently using the free version of DraftSight, you may continue to use DraftSight 2018 or previous versions until December 31, 2019. You may reactivate your free version once more after the launch of DraftSight 2019. All free versions of DraftSight will cease to run after December 31, 2019. PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to download and install the free 30-day trial of DraftSight 2019 Professional, or if you purchase any version of DraftSight 2019, you will not be able to reinstall any previous free version of DraftSight…

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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 March 1. The following releases are affected: Version (Windows 32 & 64 bit) Release Date DraftSight 2017 SP0 November 2016 DraftSight 2016 SP2 July 2016 DraftSight 2016 SP1 April 2016 DraftSight 2016 SP0 February 2016 DraftSight 2015 SP3 June 2015 DraftSight 2015 SP2 April 2015 DraftSight 2015 SP1 February 2015 DraftSight 2015 SP0 October 2014 DraftSight V1R5.2 July 2014 DraftSight V1R5.1 April 2014 DraftSight V1R5.0 January 2014 DraftSight V1R4.0 October 2013 DraftSight V1R3.2 July 2013 DraftSight V1R3.1 January 2013 DraftSight V1R3.0 November 2012 *Note: Mac and Linux versions of DraftSight (free and Beta only) do…

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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 be easily accessed and integrated within their SOLIDWORKS Electrical product.  Any sheet within your SOLIDWORKS Electrical project can be opened with DraftSight Professional directly from your SOLIDWORKS Electrical interface.  From here, you can make any edits or changes within DraftSight Professional and save the file. Which will then be automatically updated in your SOLIDWORKS Electrical project. To open your sheet in DraftSight Professional simply right-click on the sheet in SOLIDWORKS Electrical and select “Open in DraftSight” (note: to see this option the sheet must be closed in SOLIDWORKS Electrical). When opening a 2D file you may receive…

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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 I’ve heard and is likely well worth it for all the other benefits as well. DraftSight SOLIDWORKS PDM functionality: Here are the top three things it looks like you will be able to do from within the Draftsight application: Check in and out while the DWG is open Quickly toggle between earlier versions of the DWG Access the datacard directly and have that drive the titleblock By the looks of the DraftSight SOLIDWORKS PDM Add-in toolbar, you will have access to a variety of other tools as well.  With millions of DraftSight downloads it is quickly becoming an…

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