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DraftSight

DraftSight 2019

PROFESSIONAL 2D CAD

**PLEASE NOTE** DraftSight 2019 for Windows® is offered in paid versions only. Users of previous free versions please refer to the below FAQs. To compare versions, see our product matrix.

What happens to installations of the free version of DraftSight?

If you’re using the free version of DraftSight, you may continue to use DraftSight 2018 or previous versions until December 31, 2019. You may reactivate your free version once more after the launch of DraftSight 2019. All free versions of DraftSight will cease to run after December 31, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to download and install the free 30-day trial of DraftSight 2019 Professional, or if you purchase any version of DraftSight 2019, you will not be able to redownload any previous free version of DraftSight (2018 or earlier)

How will current DraftSight Professional users be impacted by this release?

If you’re a DraftSight Professional subscription customer, you can continue your subscription plan as it was purchased. Visit DraftSight.com/Download to install DraftSight 2019, and enter your current, valid serial number upon installation.

    If you’re a DraftSight Professional non-subscription customer, you can continue to use the version of DraftSight Professional that you purchased. If you’d like to renew and get DraftSight 2019 Professional:

  • If you’re within 12 months from your initial purchase date, you may download it, install it, and reactivate your existing serial number in the activation window to gain access to this latest version.
  • If your 12-month access to features and upgrades has expired, you’ll need to renew your serial number. You may do so here.

PLEASE NOTE: DraftSight 2019 Standard, Professional and Premium are only offered as a 12-month subscription (the non-subscription is no longer offered for these products. DraftSight 2019 Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are offered as both subscription and non-subscription).

If I’m using an older version of free DraftSight, and I’m willing to pay, can I continue using it?

Previous versions of DraftSight are not available for purchase. All free versions of DraftSight (version 2018 or earlier) will cease to run after 12/31/2019.

What new features are included in DraftSight 2019 offerings?
  • DraftSight Enterprise: All features in DraftSight Professional plus a Network License, Deployment Tool, and Technical Support from Solid Solutions
  • DraftSight Enterprise Plus: All features in DraftSight Premium plus a Network License, Deployment Tool, and Technical Support from Solid Solutions
  • DraftSight Standard: Insert Centerlines, Paste to Active Layer, Discard Duplicate Entities, Quick Modify, and PDF Import
  • DraftSight Professional: Using Formulas in Table Cells, Block Attribute Manager, Viewport Layer Freezing, Image Tracer, 3DEXPERIENCE® Marketplace Make Integration, and HomeByMe Integration
  • DraftSight Premium: Full 3D Capabilities and 2D Geometric and Dimensional Constraints
What’s the activation method for each product?

DraftSight 2019 Standard, Professional and Premium are activated by purchasing a serial number online and entering it during installation. Internet connection is required to activate your serial number.

DraftSight 2019 Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are activated by purchasing through Solid Solutions, by choosing an SNL (SOLIDWORKS Network License) or DSLS (Dassault Systèmes License Server) network license.

I’m a Mac or Linux user, can I use DraftSight 2019?

DraftSight 2019 SP0 will be offered only as a Beta version for Mac and Linux that includes all the features in DraftSight Standard. These Beta versions will expire on 12/31/2019 and are not available for purchase at this time. Visit www.DraftSight.com/Download to download DraftSight 2019 SP0 Beta for Mac and Linux.

Discover DraftSight Enterprise

DraftSight 2019 gives you the freedom to do more with a 2D drafting and 3D design experience that lets you create, edit, view and markup any kind of 2D and 3D DWG file design. Its familiar user interface facilitates a quick transition from your current CAD application.

DraftSight Enterprise is available as a perpetual licence and is the first 2D CAD licence option that comes with the award winning support from Solid Solutions. For organisations who need the power of DraftSight Professional or Premium plus network licensing and technical support.

  • 2D Drafting and Drawings
  • All Professional Features including API and productivity
  • Network License (ideal for multiple users)
  • Support (award winning support from Solid Solutions)
  • Deployment Wizard

If you have multiple users of 2D CAD, then DraftSight Enterprise should be a serious consideration. Ideal for organisations with multiple sites, designers, makers, manufacturers, and professionals.

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Get A Quote

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Subscriptions Licenses

If you only require a single user license of 2D CAD, then these licences could be just what you need. The subscriptions options come in three versions, Standard, Professional and Premium. The 2019 release is a feature-rich 2D and 3D CAD solution for architects, engineers and construction service providers, as well as professional CAD users, designers, educators and hobbyists.

DraftSight Premium, Professional and Standard licenses are available via the following links. Compare Packages

DraftSight Standard

DraftSight Standard

For students, hobbyists or other individuals that need a straight-forward 2D CAD product. Whether you need to download a dwg viewer, a 2D design tool, or to manipulate CAD files, this is an affordable but powerful option.

DraftSight Professional

DraftSight Professional

The advanced 2D CAD drafting solution with powerful, time-saving functionalities and an API to help bring your designs to life quickly and easily.
Ideal for companies, individuals, and designers

DraftSight Premium

DraftSight Premium

The robust 2D drafting and 3D design experience with full 3D capabilities and constraints features to help meet all of your drafting, modeling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing needs. Includes productivity tools and an API.

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Standard Professional Premium Enterprise/Enterprise Plus
SOLIDWORKS STD. PRO. PRE. ENT.

Straight-Forward 2D Documentation

  • Design and drafting tools

Community Resources

  • Access to online community support and an abundance of learning resources, including our free "Getting Started Guide"

Toolbox for DraftSight

  • A standards-based mechanical symbol library and mechanical annotation add-on

Design Library

  • The Design Library tab in DraftSight's Task Pane provides a central location for user-defined reusable elements such as blocks

Drawing Compare

  • Draw Compare is used to graphically compare entities between two drawing documents

Batch Printing

  • Send a set of drawings and Sheets to printers in a batch job and save batch print jobs to Batch Print List (*bpl) files for subsequent use

DGN File Support

  • Import DGN files for direct editing, or attach them for reference or retracing purposes

G-Code Generator

  • Convert your drawing data to G-Code to send the data to a CNC machine to create your part.

PDF Underlay

  • Attach pages of a PDF document to a drawing with the AttachPDF command.

DraftSight APIs and API updates.

  • APIs (application programming interface) allow end users to customise and automate DraftSight.

Product Upgrades

  • Product upgrades, new releases and service packs that become available during your entitlement period.

Batch Printing

  • Send a set of drawings and Sheets to printers in a batch job and save batch print jobs to Batch Print List (*bpl) files for subsequent use

Email Support

  • Email Support from Dassault Systems

3D Modeling Tools*

  • Introduces 3D modeling using basic geometrical shapes (ex. Box, Pyramid) or other methods (ex. Extrude, Revolve) with Boolean operations (ex. Union, Subtract).

*AVAILABLE FOR PREMIUM AND ENTERPRISE PLUS

2D Constraints*

  • Use 2D Constraints to control drawing entities parametrically by specifying geometric and dimensional properties of entities.

*AVAILABLE FOR PREMIUM AND ENTERPRISE PLUS

Telephone and Email Support

  • Telephone and Email Support from Solid Solutions

Network License

  • Helps you deploy 2D CAD across the entire organisation, eliminating the headaches related to license management and versioning data incompatibility.

Deployment Wizard

  • Enables large groups of users to more easily install or upgrade DraftSight.
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