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
+Community resources
  • Access to online community support and an abundance of learning resources, including our free "Getting started guide"
Yes Yes
+Search in options
  • Simply type your search in the box and you will be provided with the path to the topic in the options dialog
Yes Yes
+Quick group
  • Quickly create entity groups by using the right mouse button
Yes Yes
+Standard compliant drawings
  • Use the verify standards command to check that the current drawing conforms to industry, corporate and custom standards
Yes Yes
+iQuestions integration
  • Log into the DraftSight onlineswYm community to search and ask questions in the iQuestions section
Yes Yes
+Toolbox for DraftSight
  • A standards-based mechanical symbol library and mechanical annotation add-on
Yes
+Design library
  • The design library tab in DraftSight's task pane provides a central location for user-defined reusable elements such as blocks
Yes
+Drawing compare
  • DrawCompare is used to graphically compare entities between two drawing documents
Yes
+Macro recording
  • The quickest and easiest way to start programming with the DraftSight API is to record a macro
Yes
+Batch printing
  • Send a set of drawings and sheets to printers in a batch job and save batch print jobs to batch list (*bpl) files for subsequent use
Yes
+Layer preview
  • Quickly preview the content of layers one by one or by set of specified layers
Yes
+PDF underlay
  • Attach pages of a PDF document to a drawing with the AttachPDF command
Yes
+DraftSight APIs and API updates
  • APIs allow end users to customise and automate DraftSight
Yes
+Product upgrades, new releases and service packs
  • Be informed of these when they become available during your entitlement period
Yes