DraftSight 2D CAD Drafting and 3D Design Software

DraftSight 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.

Create, edit, view and markup any kind of 2D and 3D DWG file with DraftSight.
The professional grade 2D drafting and 3D design solution.

DraftSight gives you the freedom to do what you do best, no matter what you’re trying to accomplish.

Effortlessly go from 2D drafting to 3D modelling and back again in order to optimise and maximise designs.

Seamlessly integrate with other Dassault Systèmes and SOLIDWORKS solutions, including SOLIDWORKS PDM to easily manage your DWG file designs from first inspiration to final outcome.

DraftSight: The capabilities of AutoCAD at a much lower cost!

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DraftSight product range.



For: Companies, individuals & designers.

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



For: Individuals, designers, companies, manufacturers & makers.

Complete 2D drafting & 3D design capabilities & constraints features. For drafting, modelling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting & 3D printing.



For: Large multi-site, multi-user organisations.

Comprehensive 2D drafting & 3D design solution for drafting, modelling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting & 3D printing. Includes license networking and tech support.


How Young Industries use DraftSight Enterprise & SOLIDWORKS.

Young Industries is a manufacturer of custom-designed equipment for handling dry bulk materials in the chemical, petrochemical, ceramics, and coatings industries. The company has been manufacturing conveying systems and related components since 1947 and holds many patents for problem solving equipment.

Users of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD for the past two decades, Young Industries chose DraftSight Enterprise because it’s easy to maintain and support, includes the features the company needs – at a better price – and is the most compatible with the company’s SOLIDWORKS design environment. 

Watch the video to find out how Young Industries use DraftSight Enterprise for 2D tasks, such as managing legacy drawings and creating P&ID diagrams and more.

Video: DraftSight Enterprise at Young Industries

Compare DraftSight features.

Product feature ProfessionalPro PremiumPrem
+2D Design Tools
  • Create basic elements such as lines, polylines, arcs, circles, ellipses, layers, blocks, and others.
Yes Yes
+2D Documentation Tools
  • Create basic annotation elements such as notes, dimensions, tables, hatches, clouds, and others.
Yes Yes
+Community Resources
  • Offer learning resources and a collaborative environment to interact with your peers, ask questions, and share opinions.
Yes Yes
+PDF Underlay
  • Attach pages of a PDF document to a drawing.
Yes Yes
  • Quickly generate hardware, holes, balloons, Bills of Materials (BOMs), welding and surface finish symbols.
Yes Yes
+Batch Printing
  • Send a set of drawings and sheets to printers in a batch job.
Yes Yes
+Drawing Compare
  • Compare graphically similar entities between two drawing documents.
Yes Yes
+Power Trim
  • Trim multiple, adjacent entities by dragging the pointer across each entity.
Yes Yes
+G-Code Generator
  • Communicate with a CNC machine for fabrication.
Yes Yes
+DGN Import
  • Directly import and convert the DGN file format drawing into a DraftSight project for direct editing.
Yes Yes
+DraftSight APIs
  • Allow end users or third-party developers to customise and automate DraftSight.
Yes Yes
+Image Tracer
  • Convert an imported raster image file (ex. floor plan, logo) into vectorized line entities.
Yes Yes
+Using Formulas in Table Cells
  • Use formulas in cells with arithmetic operators and the Sum, Average, and Count functions.
Yes Yes
+Trimming of Hatches and Gradients
  • Trim hatches and gradients with the Trim and PowerTrim commands.
Yes Yes
+3D Modelling Tools
  • Introduces 3D modeling using basic geometrical shapes (ex. Box, Pyramid) or other methods (ex. Extrude, Revolve) with Boolean operations (e.g. Union, Subtract).
+2D Constraints
  • Use 2D Constraints to control drawing entities parametrically by specifying geometric and dimensional properties of entities.