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DraftSight Nov 15, 2022

Like SOLIDWORKS, DraftSight can be easily customized to suit your needs. In this article, we look at making some modifications to improve your productivity via Keyboard Shortcuts. You are likely already aware of many built-in keyboard shortcuts such as Cut, Copy/Paste, Undo, Save, etc, but the customization tools in DraftSight allow you to map your most used drafting tools to keep you productive.



DraftSight Nov 01, 2022

In this quick tip, learn how to quickly add dimensions to your DraftSight drawings using two very helpful tools: Auto Dimension and Smart Dimension. The Auto Dimension tool creates Baseline, Continued, and Ordinate dimensions for your selected entities. The Smart Dimension tool automatically generates linear, diameter, and radius dimensions. 



DraftSight Sep 23, 2022

In this quick tip, we demonstrate how to use Draw Compare, a handy tool in DraftSight for comparing two versions of a drawing to verify differences in the files. Rather than check a drawing side by side manually, either by checking hard copies by hand or on screen, the Draw Compare tool, built into DraftSight, can instead be used to confirm the changes have been made.



DraftSight Aug 08, 2022

Like SOLIDWORKS, DraftSight can easily be customized to suit your needs. In this article, we will look at making some modifications to improve your productivity via the DraftSight Quick Access Toolbar.  

DraftSight Jul 19, 2022

DraftSight is a powerful two-dimensional drafting tool. Much like SOLIDWORKS, DraftSight is highly customizable, and users can easily backup and transfer their settings to another computer. In this quick tip, we’ll demonstrate how simple it is to copy your DraftSight settings and transfer them to another computer.


DraftSight May 11, 2021

Even with all of the advanced 3D solid modeling tools available on the market, having access to a 2D CAD tool can help perform tasks your 3D CAD software can't. A question I get asked a lot is, "Can SOLIDWORKS work with my 2D CAD data?" The short answer is yes. The long answer is a little more complicated. 

DraftSight Dec 10, 2020
The DraftSight for SOLIDWORKS PDM add-in is a connector for DraftSight Professional, Premium, and Enterprise. This add-in allows a user to perform file vault operations from within the DraftSight application. The add-in consists of a dropdown menu, two toolbars, and a status window that you can activate to carry out such commands as check out and check in files and Xrefs to the file vault.
DraftSight Jul 06, 2020
This guide will walk you through installing DraftSight using two of the three licensing methods. For DraftSight Enterprise users, we will also discuss how to use the DraftSight Deployment Wizard to create Admin Images for multi-user deployments.
DraftSight Jan 31, 2020
DraftSight has delivered powerful 2D CAD drafting and 3D design solutions for nearly a decade. In this blog, you’ll learn the difference between DraftSight packages and we answer the burning question, “is DraftSight still free?”