2D CAD Drafting and 3D Design Software

What is DraftSight?

DraftSight is a fully capable 2D Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) application. Unlike other tools in the marketplace, DraftSight is a feature rich design environment that conforms to all engineering scopes (mechanical, electrical, architectural, maker and hobbyist) and at all levels. Capable of handling everything from the most basic 2D drawings to complex building layouts, electrical layouts, and 3D modeling. DraftSight provides everything you need to create, markup, and edit 2D and 3D drawings.



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If you are worrying about losing time, legacy data or custom scripts, worry no more. With DraftSight Pro or Premium, you can bring all your automated tools over and use the same LISP routines you have been using for years or even decades. Legacy data comes in without extra-steps and DraftSight saves with the .DWG format automatically, meaning there is no need to export out. We also cover how learning the DraftSight interface will be easy, meaning no down-time when you switch to it.

Join us for our live webinar where we will cover all that comes with the various DraftSight offerings and how they directly compare, and if not exceed, the offerings from AutoCAD’s line of tools. We’ll also cover some added benefits, such as: the PowerTrim tool, integrated image tracing, and access to a G-Code generator. These functions are available in a package, comparable to a full blown AutoCAD seat, at under a third of the yearly cost of AutoCAD!

Learn How DraftSight can Work with Your Existing SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Learn How DraftSight Integrates with SOLIDWORKS

Integration with SOLIDWORKS Applications

  • SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional – SOLIDWORKS DraftSight is fully integrated with your existing SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional which provides secure data management and version control of your DraftSight documents.

  • Copy & Paste from DraftSight to SOLIDWORKS. – Easily copy and paste from DraftSight into SOLIDWORKS allow the reuse of existing 2D drawing information to create your sketches in SOLIDWORKS.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Integration

Users of SOLIDWORKS Electrical benefit from DraftSight in two distinct methods that sets us apart from the traditional electrical software market. While using SOLIDWORKS Electrical users can edit or modify symbols using DraftSight with a simple right click.  Changes made in DraftSight will be saved to the SOLIDWORKS Electrical symbol library.  DraftSight can also be used as a viewer and markup tool of the SOLIDWORKS Electrical projects.  This allows the full use of DraftSight’s documentation features to further expand the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Electrical.

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Robust tools and features to help your 2D to 3D design process.



Allows integration into the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace to enable DraftSight users to download content, from over 700 providers, to use in the designs or upload to a network of over 180 service providers. The 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace simply allows users of DraftSight to quickly build their designs and have them prototype, 3D Printed or submit them for full manufacturing production.


HomeByMe is a cloud-based 3D architectural ‘home’ design tool by Dassault Systèmes. The HomeByMe addin allows users to document, dimension and save architectural drawings of the home designs.

Toolbox (Professional, Premium, and Enterprise)

Toolbox, familiar to SOLIDWORKS users, is a library of hardware and automation design tools based on national and international standards. These tools help automate the design process by drawing standard hardware and the companion features into your designs.

G-Code Generator (Professional, Premium, and Enterprise)

The provided G-Code generator in DraftSight translates your drawing into code that can be used to control your CNC machines. This can include, but not limited to, milling machines, laser and water jets and CNC Routers.

Image Tracer (Professional, Premium, and Enterprise)

Quickly and accurately translate raster, non-CAD, images into editable 2D drawings using the DraftSight Image Tracer.

Draw Compare (Professional, Premium, and Enterprise)

Quickly and easily view the differences between two documents. This too helps you understand what has changed between documents or to fully recognize the differences between similar drawings

LISP Files support (*.lsp, *.mnl, and *.dll)

The DraftSight API allow users to write custom command and record/play macros to automate repetitive tasks. It’s ability to understand common programming languages like C++, C#, VB.NET, JavaScript and LISP means DraftSight supports you right out of the box.


How to Buy DraftSight Professional

$249 / YR

The advanced 2D CAD drafting solution with powerful, time-saving functionalities and an API to help bring your designs to life quickly and easily.

Ideal for companies, individuals, and designers.


How to Purchase DraftSight Premium

$599 / YR

The robust 2D drafting and 3D design experience with full 3D capabilities and constraints features to help meet all of your drafting, modeling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing needs..

Created for individuals, designers, companies, manufacturers and makers.


Purchase DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus

The comprehensive 2D drafting and 3D design solution to meet any drafting, modeling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing requirement. Includes full technical support, deployment and network licensing to enable concurrent usage.

Designed for large organizations with many users or multiple sites.


Draw Tools (Line, Polyline, Arc, Circle, Ellipse, Table, Hatch, Cloud, Block…)

Modify Tools (Move, Copy, Rotate, Array, Scale,Trim, Chamfer, Split…)

Layer, Block, Group, Print

Drawing Standards and Templates

Polyline Editing

Hatch Layer

Discarding Duplicate Entities

SVG Scalable Icons for HD Displays

Hairline Option for Printout

Layer Preview

Block - Redefine Base Point

Mechanical Toolbox (BOM, Revision Table, Hardware, Holes, Welding/Surface/Finish Symbols…)

Design Resources Library

Batch Printing

Drawing Compare

Automatic Dimensioning

Automatic Dimensioning Arrangement

Automatic Trim Dimension Extension Lines

Thumbwheel on the Dimension Palette

Right Click to Select Arrow Heads

Split Dimension

Mass Properties Calculations

Auto-Completion Commands

Quick Input Methods

Pack and Go

Publish to DWF

Dark Mode

Spline Enhancements

Associative Patterns

PDF Import

3D Tools

2D Constraints

AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks Viewing with Full Configurability

AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks Editing with Full Configurability



Create & Edit Custom Blocks

LISP Automation (AutoLISP, Visual LISP support)

3DEXPERIENCE Integration

3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Integration



HomeByMe Integration

3D Content Central Integration

SOLIDWORKS PDM, Electrical Connectors

Sheet Set Manager



Network License Option

Technical Support



Community Forum Support



It has a familiar user interface, short learning curve and easily transitions files and workflow from your current legacy 2D data.
Learn what those requirements are here
Options will vary based on the product level.  Contact GoEngineer directly to help.
DraftSight supports both DWG and DXF and both of these formats are also compatible with SOLIDWORKS.




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