Benefits of DraftSight 2D CAD

What is DraftSight Used for?

 DraftSight is 2D and 3D CAD solution for architects, engineers and construction service providers, as well as professional CAD users, designers, educators and hobbyists

What is DraftSight 2019?

DraftSight is a powerful standalone application that can create, edit, view 2D and 3D dwg/dxf files. Launched in 2010 as a robust 2D drafting program, DraftSight has now evolved to provide network license support, API, 3D tools and much more productivity tools for fulfilling user’s design requirements at a reasonable and affordable cost in comparison with other tools available in market.

The most common question among all DraftSight users is whether DraftSight 2019 free? Yes it was free until December 31, 2019 but Official announcement was made by mid-year of 2018 that DraftSight 2019 will be paid version only and also all exiting free licenses of DraftSight’s prior versions will be ceased to work by Dec 31, 2019.
The entire product package was revised and now DraftSight is available as 5 different packages as follows.

> DraftSight Standard

Essential 2D drawing and drafting tools.

> DraftSight Professional

Advanced 2D drafting tools, productivity tools like toolbox, Design Resources, Trim options,etc. & API for customization.

> DraftSight Premium

3D tools and 2D constraints available in addition with Professional tools. DraftSight Enterprise similar to DraftSight Professional with Network licensing service and full technical support.

> DraftSight Enterprise Plus

Similar to DraftSight Premium with Network Licensing Service and full technical support.

DraftSight Premium and Enterprise Plus product variants will have additional 3D modelling workspace with single tools to create Primitive shapes and additional functions for creating and editing 3D models in dwg/dxf files. Also separate ribbon menu is available to control drawing entities with geometrical and dimensional 2D constraints.

DraftSight Standard, Professional & Premium is available as Term License with annual cost and can be purchased online whereas DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus is Perpetual (Life-time) License that can be purchased through a re-seller. The application mainly runs on Windows Operating System whereas for Linux & MacOS it is available as beta or standard version only. DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus license requires SolidNetwork License manager and runs only on Windows OS. Check online for more information on System Requirements for DraftSight.

Highlights & Benefits of DraftSight:

Can DraftSight open AutoCAD files? Yes you can convert Edit, Modify AutoCAD DWG files, and also you can Compare the DWG & convert DWG to PDF. It will help with DWG Batch Printing The Toolbox helps to DWG Productivity, using this DraftSight you can convert DGN to DWG, Raster to vector conversion of image files and make it as Production ready DWG

DraftSight is a product of Dassault Systèmes (a world-wide trusted developer of 3D design and PLM software) hence it also easily integrates with other Products of Dassault Systèmes like 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, SOLIDWORKS PDM, etc.

  • Well Known and familiar 2D Graphical User Interface with most commonly used keyboard and mouse shortcuts.
  • Perpetual Licence (with Enterprise and Enterprise Plus) that enable us to enjoy our design freedom with one time payment.
  • Network License (with Enterprise and Enterprise Plus) and API Customization at affordable price compared to our competitors.

How much does DraftSight Cost?

Exclusively sold on the DraftSight online store as an annual subscription at US$99/year.

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