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DraftSight

DraftSight for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • Version: 2015

3DS Draftsight CAD Software

Draftsight by Dassault Systems offers a powerful alternative to other industry standard and expensive computer-aided drafting software. With its free version, Dassault Systems brings features and utility to rival those of other more expensive computer-aided drafting programs on the market, giving small companies a cost-effective option.

Free doesn't mean less powerful

With Draftsight, free doesn't mean less powerful. Make use of tools that allow you to open, read and edit all versions of .DWG files. Create entities, move and store them in libraries for future use. Calculate measurements of any object including length, area and volume. Make use of 'snap to grid' for ease of arrangement or switch to free form to draw exactly what you want. Scale, split, extend and meld objects. Create and manage multiple layers. Apply labels and tables of information to finish off your drawings and create a professional-looking, well documented drawing. Dassault has really crossed all the T's and dotted all the I's with Draftsight, including all the features that are required with none of the bloat that is not. The professional version of the software adds even more functionality with the ability to run LISP, VBA, VB.net, C++ and C# scripted applications. Purchase add-ins or script your own to add automation to an already robust program.

It couldn't be any more simple

Dassault Systems has created their product with ease of use in mind. Options for customizing layout, toolboxes and menus abound and allow the user to include all the tools that they use on a daily basis on one pane of glass. At a glance, a user can quickly analyze a previous drawing and make edits. Starting a new project from scratch is equally as easy, importing previously created drawing objects to fast track a drawing before adding custom elements unique to the current job. Most controls are point and click, but there are plenty of keyboard shortcuts for power users to quickly chance elements all with a button push. The professional version adds add-in functionality so a user can automate time consuming processes, making the program even more user friendly. Imagine, calculating complex volumes or importing standard objects automatically!

Good things can be for free!

Draftsight isn't breaking the mold with anything other than price, but offers a solid, user friendly CAD program that will find its niche in small businesses that are conscious of their bottom line. Whether the business only needs to view .DWG drawings or create brand new drawings from scratch, Dassault Systems has created a platform that will surprise most users. Good things can be free! And when your company grows to need more advanced functionality, like custom scripting and add-ins, then the transition to the professional version will be nearly seamless. Download this software today from Dassault System's website to get a taste of how good free can be.

DraftSight supports the following formats

DWG, DXF, DWT

PROS

  • Free version available with full feature set
  • Light-weight and fast program
  • Easy to use interface with many customization options
  • Professional version adds advanced scripting capacity in a number of languages

CONS

  • Free version does have some minor bugs in user settings etc
  • Professional version pricing puts it on par with other more robust programs

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User reviews about DraftSight

  • Adam Cooper

    by Adam Cooper

    i need this for home hobby use to design parts and is very easy to use

  • Jacob Reddy Lingam

    by Jacob Reddy Lingam

    Simple and user friendly.2D professional CAD system. I have been using it for the last 8 years for my personal requirement. I recommendMore

  • ketan patel

    by ketan patel

    have not used program yet but it sounds great and may meet my requirements

  • Chris Thorn

    by Chris Thorn

    Have not even opened it yet, but it came highly recommended, by learned colleagues

  • Edward Wick

    by Edward Wick

    can't keep it running, can't contact the server try again later, it won't load but wants me to load it to fix it. It takes longer to geMore

  • Jacob Punnen

    by Jacob Punnen

    versatile and useful for 2d work and and drafting and review of drawing work at supervisory level.

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