DraftSight

Allows you to access existing DWG files and create new ones at a fraction of the cost of alternative CAD products. DraftSight has a familiar user interface and minimal learning curve that facilitates an easy transition from your current CAD application.

Create, edit, view and markup any kind of 2D drawing with Draftsight.
The professional grade 2D design and drafting solution.

Based on an advanced architecture, DraftSight takes a few minutes to download and runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux.

Easy to use, DraftSight was developed for use by CAD professionals, students and educators.

In addition to the product, accessible at DraftSight.com, users can access an open online community that provides all CAD users access to new services and products and the ability to unlock valuable data stored in billions of DWG files.

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Compare product features.

Product feature DraftSightDS DraftSight ProDS Pro DraftSight PremDS Prem
+2D Design Tools
  • Create basic elements such as lines, polylines, arcs, circles, ellipses, layers, blocks, and others.
Yes Yes Yes
+2D Documentation Tools
  • Create basic annotation elements such as notes, dimensions, tables, hatches, clouds, and others.
Yes Yes Yes
+Community Resources
  • Offer learning resources and a collaborative environment to interact with your peers, ask questions, and share opinions.
Yes Yes Yes
+PDF Underlay
  • Attach pages of a PDF document to a drawing.
Yes Yes Yes
+Toolbox
  • 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 Modeling Tools
  • Introduces 3D modeling using basic geometrical shapes (ex. Box, Pyramid) or other methods (ex. Extrude, Revolve) with Boolean operations (e.g. Union, Subtract).
Yes
+2D Constraints
  • Use 2D Constraints to control drawing entities parametrically by specifying geometric and dimensional properties of entities.
Yes