DraftSight is a free professional-grade, 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to read, write and share DWG files. DraftSight is easy to use and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators to download and activate public beta version for free* @ http://www.draftsight.com

A better way to read, write and share DWG files.

Based on an advanced architecture, DraftSight has a small footprint, should take less than a few minutes to download, and runs on multiple operating systems including Windows XP,® WindowsVista® and Windows® 7 (Mac OS and Linux support will be available later this year).

The DraftSight community. Where CAD users unite.

The online DraftSight community facilitates a collaborative, design-focused environment where the global community of CAD users can learn and interact with community members, and let their opinions be heard about specific topics, challenges or anything else they’re passionate about when it comes to CAD and DraftSight.

Go to DraftSight.com now to join the community.

The Enterprise License Subscription package is ideal for organizations that need:
  • Telephone and email support
  • Network licensing
  • API support – LISP
  • Remote desktop support
  • Administrative tools (product installation, tracking use, etc.)
  • All of the online training materials offered through Free Community Support
Ideal for students. – For students, DraftSight offers:
  • Web access to download DraftSight free* at home and in their dorm
  • Immediate, open access to engaging online training videos, easy-to-follow tutorials, curriculummaterials and much more
  • Free access to upgrades
DraftSight Feature List
User Environment & Features
Cartesian coordinate system Polygonal ViewPorts Command Aliases
Command line input ViewPort locking Menu files
Traditional toolbars and menus Freeze, Lock or turn Off Layers CTB and STB print style tables
Dynamic pan & zoom per ViewPort SHX and TTF fonts
Wheel-mouse pan & zoom Background masks for Notes LineStyle files
Blocks & Reference files Property Manager Hatch pattern files
Layers & Layer Manager View proxy objects Templates
Read and write support for DWG/DXF Attach Image files (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, Save as .wmf, .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .sld,
files1 .jpeg, .png, .tif, & .tiff) .svg, .tif, & .stl file formats
Save DWG/DXF files back to previous Attach external Reference drawings Multi-page PDF creation
versions1 Print to file (.plt, .jpg, .pdf, .png, & Publish to eDrawings or
Create binary or ASCII DXF files1 .svg) Drawings Now
Productivity Enhancers
Consolidated Options dialog Home Palette Quick Print
Enhanced, easy to read, Smart Calculator Context sensitive help
command prompts
Setup and administration
Support for Windows, Mac & Linux Customizable interface: command Quick and free to download
operating systems aliases, double-click actions, Fast, “one-click” installation
Multi-language character set support including Unicode fonts menus, right-click menus, shortcut keys, toolbars, etc.
Arcs, Circles, & Lines Points & Rings Solid & gradient Fill
Notes & SimpleNotes Hyperlinks Dimensions: Arc length, radius,
Tables ViewPorts diameter, baseline, linear,
Blocks and BlockAttributes Masks & Region ordinate, etc.
Ellipses & elliptical arcs ISO & ANSI Hatch patterns Tolerances, Leaders &
RichLines, PolyLines, 3D PolyLines, & Splines patterns CenterMarks
Drafting Tools
Snap & Grid Double-click editing Select entities using filters,
Chamfer & Fillet Undo/Redo SmartSelect, or by window,
Tracking guides & Polar guides EntityGrips, EntitySnaps, Entity crossing window, crossline,
Get area, distance, or coordinates information InfiniteLines, Rays & Reference Points polygonal window, etc.
Drawing Setup Tools
Customizable coordinate system Points format Multiple Layout
RichLine styles Text Styles Dimension Styles
Table Styles
Edit Tools
Move, Scale & Rotate Edit Blocks In-Place or Isolate for Modify Hatch and Fill pattern,
Stretch & Change Length Edit origin, etc
Mirror, Copy, Offset and Pattern copy Open Reference drawings from within Edit Note properties: direction,
Trim & Extend the base drawing justification, line spacing, text
Split & Weld Clip References and Images height, TextStyle, etc.
The company behind DraftSight.

This visionary CAD program is offered by worldwide PLM leader and software innovator, Dassault Systèmes. Dassault Systèmes is offering DraftSight as a result of a comprehensive series of customer interviews that showed a strong demand for the ability to share DWG files

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