DraftSight 2D CAD Drafting and 3D Design Software

Experience a powerful 2D design and drafting solution that lets you create, edit, view and markup any kind of 2D drawing. DraftSight 2019 is a feature-rich 2D and 3D CAD solution for architects, engineers and construction service providers, as well as professional CAD users, designers, educators and hobbyists. It can easily transition from other comparable CAD applications.

Create, edit, save, view, print and mark up any kind of DWG file, with a familiar user interface that facilitates a quick transition from comparable CAD applications at an affordable price.

Top Features

2D Design & Documentation

Open your legacy drawings for viewing, printing or editing, or easily create a new drawing with elements such as lines, polylines, arcs, circles, ellipses, layers, blocks, and more. Add annotations like notes, dimensions, tables, hatches, and revision clouds, use modify tools to move, copy, rotate, mirror, pattern, scale, trim, or chamfer your design, and print to a plotter, printer or file.

Layers

DraftSight Standard makes it easy to create, format, and arrange layers to ensure your design is organized and conforms to layering standards. Easily set layer attributes like LineColor, LineStyle, and LineWeight, and utilize the Layers Toolbar to quickly select your active layer.

Blocks

Import existing blocks from your libraries or create new blocks that can be used as repeated elements in your designs. Name, save and reuse your blocks to ensure consistency across all of your projects.

Dimensions

Efficiently insert dimensions into your drawings with DraftSight’s dimension tools. Easily define the look and feel of your dimensions including font, arrows, text direction and more.

Time-Savers

Increase your efficiency with features like PDF Underlay to reference your PDFs, Insert Centerlines for quick and accurate centerline insertion, and Quick Modify to move, rotate, copy and scale entities with one command.

Attach Drawing
Add an external reference to your current drawing.
PolyLine Editing
Edit polylines with more options like taper, create arc, and add vertex at midpoint.
Auto-Hiding of Palettes
Automatically collapse palettes with mouse gestures to maximize screen area.
Entity Highlighting
Easily view entities with colored highlighting instead of legacy dashed-style highlighting.
Hatch Layer
Set a layer for hatches and gradient fills in the corresponding dialog box.
Discarding Duplicate Entities
Remove duplicate entities or overlapping parts of entities from your drawing.
SVG scalable icons
Support for high-resolution (4K) displays.
Hairline Option for Printout
Set a “hairline” linewidth in the print dialog box used especially for laser cutter output.
Layer Preview
Quickly preview the content of layers one by one or by a set of specified layers.
Block – Redefine Base Point
Set a new base point for a block using the right mouse button.
Change Space
Transfer entities from Model workspace to Sheet workspace and vice versa.

DraftSight Standard subscription 12 months

This is a subscription product with a fee of $99 per year. You can cancel your subscription anytime.

This purchase allows you to use DraftSight Standard for 12 months and entitles you to download all upgrades during that period. Runs on Windows only.

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DraftSight Professional subscription 12 months

This is a subscription product with a fee of $199.00 per year. You can cancel your subscription anytime.

This purchase allows you to use DraftSight Professional for 12 months and entitles you to download all upgrades during that period. Runs on Windows only.

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DraftSight Professional Features

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Straight-forward 2D documentation

Design and drafting tools.

Community Resources

Access to online community support and an abundance of learning resources, including our free “Getting Started Guide”.

DGN File Support

Import DGN files for direct editing, or attach them for reference or retracing purposes.

Toolbox for DraftSight

A standards-based mechanical symbol library and mechanical annotation add-on.

Design Library

The Design Library tab in DraftSight’s Task Pane provides a central location for user-defined reusable elements such as blocks.

Drawing Compare

DrawCompare is used to graphically compare entities between two drawing documents.

Batch Printing

Send a set of drawings and Sheets to printers in a batch job and save batch print jobs to Batch Print List (*bpl) files for subsequent use.

G-Code Generator

Convert your drawing data to G-Code to send the data to a CNC machine to create your part.

DraftSight APIs and API updates

APIs allow end users to customize and automate DraftSight.

Product upgrades

New releases and service packs that become available during your entitlement period.

 

Entrepreneurs, makers, manufacturers, designers, and engineers choose DraftSight Premium to experience an all-in-one, collaborative CAD solution to effortlessly go from 2D drafting to 3D modeling within the same environment, and to seamlessly connect to other solutions and services. DraftSight Premium includes all the features in DraftSight Professional, plus full 3D capabilities, 2D constraints and powerful integrations with other Dassault Systèmes and SOLIDWORKS® solutions, including SOLIDWORKS PDM and the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform that allow for easy collaboration and management of DWG file designs from first inspiration to final outcome.

Top Features

3D Modeling

Experience premium 3D modeling tools to create anything from basic 3D shapes like boxes, wedges, cylinders, and spheres to sketch-based complex 3D solids using Extrude, Revolve, Sweep, Polysolid, Push and Pull, and Loft functions. Leverage 2D geometry to transform into 3D solids and send for downstream use in different file formats like .stl or .sat for 3D printing, or use them with other 3D applications.

3D Solid Editing

Easily modify 3D solids using Boolean operations such as Union, Intersect and Subtract, reshape the edges using Fillet Edges or Chamfer Edges with different options, and use the Shell function to create a hollow, thin wall with a specified thickness.

3D Meshing

Create complex 3D surfaces or geometries by defining a mesh with custom contours and numerous editable points for better control and design.

2D Constraints

Control drawing entities parametrically by specifying geometric and dimensional properties. Easily define the relationships between entities and control their dimensions like length and angle.

Integration

Realize the potential of your designs through seamless integrations including SOLIDWORKS Visualize for rendering, SOLIDWORKS Simulation for analysis and 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make to connect with manufacturers worldwide for 3D printing, laser cutting, or other processes to create your 3D parts.

3D Rotate
Rotate drawing entities in 3D space around a specified axis.
Align 3D
Align entities with respect to other entities or other target points in 3D space.
Mirror 3D
Create a mirror image in a 3D plane around a 3D axis.
Pattern 3D
Create a pattern of entities in 3D space, either in a linear matrix or a circular alignment about a rotation axis.
Chamfer Edges
Bevel the edges of 3D solid objects.
Fillet Edges
Round the edges of 3D solid objects.
Shell
Create a hollow, thin wall with a specified thickness on a 3D solid object.
Interference checking
Check interferences within a solid model.
Slice
Slice 3D solids with a plane or surface.
Thicken
Thickens surfaces to produce 3D solids.
3D Face
Create three – or four-sided surfaces in space.
3D Mesh
Generate 3D PolygonMeshes.
Edge
Create a 3D PolygonMesh between four boundaries.
Revolved
Revolve a path curve (profile) around an axis to create a surface.
Rules
Create a ruled surface between two boundary curves (profiles), resulting in a PolygonMesh surface.
Tabulated
Create a tabular surface using a path curve and a direction vector, resulting in a PolygonMesh surface.
Cross Section
Generate a cross section based on the intersection of a plane and 3D solids.
Make Flat Snapshot
Project a flat representation of 3D solid objects and regions to your drawing’s X-Y plane of the active Custom Coordinate System (CCS).
Geometric constraints
Define Geometric Constraints for one or more entities.
Dimensional constraints
Define Dimensional Constraints for entities or between constraint points on entities.

DraftSight Premium subscription 12 months

This is a subscription product with a fee of $499 per year. You can cancel your subscription anytime.

This purchase allows you to use DraftSight Premium for 12 months and entitles you to download all upgrades during that period. Runs on Windows only.

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Efficiently enable concurrent usage and compliance across the organization, and free up installation and upgrade headaches with the deployment wizard.

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DraftSight ENTERPRISE includes:

  • 2D Drafting and Drawings
  • All Professional Features including API and productivity
  • Network License
  • Support
  • Deployment Wizard
DraftSight ENTERPRISE PLUS includes:

  • 2D Drafting and Drawings
  • All Professional Features including API and productivity
  • Network License
  • Support
  • Deployment Wizard
  • 2D Constraints
  • 3D Modeling
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Block Improvements

Curved Text

Dimensioning Improvements

G-Code Append

DraftSight 2018 New Features Overview

Quick Input Methods

Usability Improvements Part 1

Dimensioning Improvements

Click anywhere on a dimension to reposition, and place dimensions with widgets for automatic alignment and spacing.

Quick Input Methods

Provides a command entry interface near the cursor to input coordinates, distances, and angles.

Usability Improvements Part 1

Paste entities to the active layer regardless of their original properties, and see improved entity highlighting with new functionality and color options.

Block Improvements
Set a new base point for a block using the right mouse button, and blocks with text attributes can now be exploded while retaining the original attribute’s definition and style.

G-Code Append
Append G-Code data from one drawing to another quickly and easily.

Curved Text
Place text along an arc to better control the text direction and location.