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DraftSight® provides an intuitive 2D drafting and 3D design experience for architects, engineers, construction service providers, professional CAD users, designers, makers, manufacturers, educators, and hobbyists. DraftSight enables you to create, edit, view, and mark up any kind of DWG file. It offers a familiar user interface that facilitates a quick transition from comparable CAD applications.


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2D Constraints
Use 2D Constraints to control drawing entities parametrically by specifying geometric and dimensional properties of entities.
PowerTrim cuts to the chase by assuming everything is a cutting edge from the get-go. Just start the PowerTrim command and drag your cursor over the entities you want to trim. That’s it! No more selecting cutting edges, you just start trimming.
Mechanical Toolbox
DraftSight contains robust mechanical tools and symbols that will help you standardize your mechanical drafting practices and speed up your time to market. The Mechanical Toolbox allows you to choose which industry-standard you want to use or create your own custom standard.
Batch Printing
Load multiple drawing files and select the sheets you’d like to print, with the ability to print sheets from multiple files simultaneously, saving you valuable time throughout your drafting process.
Auto Dimension
Use the AutoDimension command to dimension drawings automatically. Create baseline, continued, and ordinate dimensions for specified entries that are enclosed within a Dimension Bounding Box.
Mouse Gestures
Access your most frequently used commands by simply holding down the right mouse button and moving the mouse in the proper direction to access commands and speed up drafting.
Full Support
Full technical support by your business partner via phone and email to optimize your productivity.
LISP Automation
DraftSight makes it easy to load and use your favorite LISP code, including AutoLISP® and Visual LISP® to automate tedious or repetitive tasks.
Customize With API's
DraftSight provides extensive APIs for you to build custom capabilities to fit your specific needs. In addition to LISP based automations, you can also load Dynamic Link Libraries (.dll files) or custom scripts.
3D Modeling
DraftSight Premium and DraftSight Enterprise Plus include the 3D Modeling Workspace, where you can access the all-in-one 2D drafting and 3D design experience. Access a full suite of powerful 3D modeling and editing tools. Create predefined 3D solids, such as Boxes, Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres. Make Faces and Meshes or transform 2D shapes into 3D solids to use for 3D printing, laser cutting, or in other Dassault Systèmes solutions and services.
G-Code Generator
Convert drawing entities to a G-Code (.txt) file to send to a CNC machine for manufacturing or fabrication to save the time and effort of creating G-Code outside of DraftSight separately.
Associative Patterns
Drag and drop graphical grips to adjust pattern location.
Image Tracer
Convert raster images in .bmp, .png, and .jpg formats into accurate and editable lines and curves in DWG files. The images can range widely from floor plans to artistic logos saving massive time and tedious effort to manually retrieve and edit the image elements.
Layer Manager
Manage and organize layers easily and consistently. Show, freeze, lock layers, or modify layer styles at one single location to carry out changes at scale and speed up your drafting process.
Draw Compare
Compare drawing revisions to quickly identify and track changes. Draw Compare will graphically depict differences between drawings or show entities that have been added or removed in the color of your choice.
Drawing Standards
DraftSight makes it easy to comply with national, industrial, or company Standards. In addition to the predefined ASME, ISO, DIN, JIS, GB, and GOST standard templates, you can create a drawing that has all your proper Layers, Linetype, Text, and Dimension Styles. Save it as a Drawing Standards file (.dws) and, apply your Standards File to your drawing. Let DraftSight check your standards as you work or check them manually.
Block Attribute Manager
Manage the attributes of blocks within a DraftSight drawing, with options to change Text Settings and Properties. It’s a quick and easy method to change all block attributes.
Import PDF Drawings
Import PDF drawings and convert them to editable DWG files.
3D Content Central
Access free 3D and 2D content from the integrated 3D ContentCentral palette. DraftSight lets you easily search for and automatically download both user contributed and supplier-certified 2D and 3D parts and assemblies, 2D blocks, library features, and macros to save your time to reinvent the wheel.
Deployment Tool
Easily manage and control DraftSight installations and network licenses across the organization to save time and ensure compliance.
Sheet Set Manager
DraftSight 2022 offers additional enhancements to help users better manage and organize drawings into easily manageable subsets. You will also find some powerful new features that continue to ease the management of large drawing sets.
Custom Blocks
DraftSight added support for AutoCAD® Dynamic Blocks in the 2020 release, which was great, but now DraftSight 2022 has taken that support to a whole new level. You now have the ability to fully edit their functionality, plus you can even create your own!
Spline Enhancements
Edit splines with friendlier controls.
Dark Mode
Dark mode can help you protect your eyes and stay focused on your work. Dark Mode is aligned with other applications in the operational system for a seamless user experience.
Pack And Go
Package all references with a master drawing for easier sharing.
Sheet List Table
Create and update a sheet list table as a succinct summary with Sheet Set Manager.
Sheet Subsets
Create a subset of sheets for quicker reuse with Sheet Set Manager.
Create Custom Blocks
Create Custom Blocks to accommodate multiple variations in a single block.
Publish To DWF
Publish DWF to communicate with those who do not have DWG editors.
Edit Dynamics Blocks
Convert and edit AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks to ease the transition to DraftSight.
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