Tuesday February 7, 2017 at 5:23pm
Calling All DraftSight Users!
DraftSight is a
professional-grade 2D design and drafting solution that lets you create, edit,
view and markup any kind of 2D drawing.
Unfortunately, due to a
Windows 32 and 64-Bit certificate expiring*, DraftSight versions from 2012 to
2017 will not launch/will stop working as of 1st March 2017. Not to
worry though as it is a simple fix to get you back to drawing in minutes!
Simply visit the link below:
Which will take you to the
download page, which also includes Installation instructions, affected releases
and additional information. Simply click on Download Hotfix and follow the
installation instructions below.
Save anything you
are working on and close the DraftSight Application.
2. Double click on the downloaded
“DraftSight_HotFix.exe” file, which will open the WinZip Self-Extractor window.
Click “Unzip” and
then click “OK” in the confirmation pop up.
Click “Yes” to all
pop up windows. If you have User Account Control settings you will get an extra
pop up, select “Yes” also.
“Ok” to the final pop up.
That’s it, it really was that simple! A reboot is
recommended after the install, however, the issue is now fixed and you can use
DraftSight again or carry on using it if you install the HotFix before March 1st.
We apologize for any
inconvenience, and we continue to be fully committed to providing the highest
quality of software solutions for our growing community of DraftSight users.
*Note: Mac and Linux versions
of DraftSight are not affected by the expired certificate and therefore do not
require this hotfix.