In DraftSight, Mouse Gestures is a unique, fully customizable toolbar that appears when dragging the right mouse button. The command buttons are arranged in a circular pattern with the mouse cursor at the center. It can have either 4 or 8 command buttons. (Shown below)
The DraftSight Image Tracer lets you bring in layouts, logos, images, shapes, and more into a 2D CAD format. By tracing the image, you quickly get a vector conversion of whatever object you need, ready to be used in 2D CAD. Now, you can copy in floor plans, company logos, and more with just a few clicks.
I continue to be amazed by how simple it is to transition the creation of 2D drawings from AutoCAD to DraftSight. Most of the command line shortcuts are translatable from one platform to the other, and the workflow is almost identical. For instance, typing “Break” in the command window will show as BREAK (SPLIT). This command is particularly useful for adding spacing around drawing items or splitting an entity at a specific location.