Reinvest from 2D to 3D

To support all AEC processes : Pre-design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction documentation, Procurement, Construction Administration, Operations

3D, real-time, dynamic BIM software is used more and more to increase productivity in building design and construction. The AEC industry expects BIM to transform new business processes to improve productivity and efficiency.

However, many AEC customers still use 2D documents because some governments do not accept 3D model applications to issue building permits. Also, other stakeholders may require 2D documents. 

Approximately 60 percent of the AEC industry’s IT investment is still in 2D CAD software and maintenance costs. This is a huge obstacle to fully embracing the benefits of BIM.

To address the above challenges, Dassault Systèmes offers DraftSight®, a free 2D professional CAD solution, enabling investment in sophisticated 3D modeling and providing a systematic project backbone.

With DraftSight, your team will be able to:

  • Access existing DWG files and create new ones at a fraction of the cost of alternative CAD products
  • Free up company IT software budget to reinvest in 3D modeling software or Building Lifecycle Management systems
  • Easily transition from current 2D CAD applications to a 3D system with an intuitive interface and minimal learning curve
  • Leverage an open API for customization 
  • Enjoy concurrent usage with a network license
  • Improve efficiency and productivity when using connectors with SOLIDWORKS and other Dassault Systèmes solutions