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DraftSight

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for DraftSight from the Javelin technical team

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How to confirm your DraftSight Enterprise serial number

At times when troubleshooting your DraftSight Enterprise installation with your reseller, you may be asked to confirm which DraftSight serial…

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DraftSight 3D Modeling Part 3 – Working with Solid Bodies

In this series we’ve been looking into the 3D modeling capabilities offered by DraftSight Premium, Enterprise Plus, and Mechanical. In…

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DraftSight 3D Modeling Part 2 – Creating Solid Bodies

DraftSight Premium, Enterprise Plus, and Mechanical offer users the ability to create non-parametric 3D models. Non-parametric models, often known as…

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DraftSight 3D Modeling Part 1: Views and 3D Navigation

Working in 3D with DraftSight can take some getting used to for those only familiar with working in 2D. Users…

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Can You 3D Model in DraftSight?

Dassault Systèmes offers a full range of 3D CAD solutions to match every user’s needs. SOLIDWORKS, CATIA V5 & V6, the 3DEXPERIENCE…

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Using PrintStyle Tables in DraftSight

PrintStyles, also known as print styles, are tables containing a collection of overrides for entity properties. These include LineColor, LineStyle,…

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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…

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Color Fills and Gradients in DraftSight

Hatching drawings is easy in DraftSight. Creating color fills and gradients, like the below example, is just as easy. We’ve…

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DraftSight vs AutoCAD

AutoCAD and SOLIDWORKS: What are the benefits of each?

There are numerous CAD tools to choose from these days and you may be wondering what type is the right…

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How to read and understand an Electrical Schematic

Ever wonder what’s behind the walls at home or researched how an electrical device works? Maybe you want to fix…

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DraftSight to PDF Task

SOLIDWORKS PDM 2017 Converts DraftSight DWG/DXF to PDF Automatically

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2017 comes with some very useful new Tasks that can be big time savers for users.  One…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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DraftSight Free DWG Editor

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

Looking for a free DWG Editor? Unable to open your AutoCAD files? We might be able to help you with…

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