DraftSight Was Built with 2D CAD Users In Mind

A free*, easy-to-use 2D CAD product that is available for Windows®, Mac® and Linux. Users can create, edit and view DWG files with DraftSight.

DraftSight Features

DraftSight® was built with CAD users in mind and includes:

User Environment & Features

  • Cartesian coordinate system
  • Command line input
  • Traditional toolbars and menus
  • Wheel-mouse pan & zoom
  • Blocks & reference files
  • Layers & layer manager
  • Polygonal ViewPorts
  • ViewPort locking
  • Freeze, lock or turn off layers per ViewPort
  • Background masks for notes
  • Property manager
  • View proxy objects
  • Dynamic pan & zoom
  • Command aliases
  • Menu files
  • CTB and STB print style tables
  • SHX and TTF fonts
  • LineStyle files
  • Hatch pattern files
  • Templates

Interoperability

  • Read and write support for DWG/DXF files*
  • Save DWG/DXF files back to previous versions*
  • Create binary or ASCII DXF files*
  • Attach image files (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, & .tiff)
  • Attach external reference drawings
  • Export to file (.jpg, .pdf, .png, & svg.)
  • Save as .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .sld, .svg, .tif, & .stl file formats
  • Multi-page PDF creation
  • Publish to eDrawings or Drawings Now

Productivity Enhancers

  • Consolidated options dialog
  • Enhanced, easy to read, command prompts
  • Home palette
  • Smart calculator
  • Quick print
  • Context sensitive help

Setup and Administration

  • Support for Windows®, Mac & Linux operating systems
  • Multi-language character set support including Unicode fonts
  • Customizable interface: command aliases, double-click actions, menus, right-click menus, shortcut keys, toolbars, etc.
  • Quick and free to download
  • Fast “one-click” installation

Entities

  • Arcs, circles, & lines
  • Notes & SimpleNotes
  • Tables
  • Blocks and BlockAttributes
  • Ellipses & elliptical arcs
  • RichLines, PolyLines, 3D PolyLines, & Splines
  • Points & rings
  • Hyperlinks
  • ViewPorts
  • Masks & region
  • ISO, ANSI & Traditional Hatch patterns
  • Solid & gradient Fill
  • Dimensions: Arc length, radius, diameter, baseline, linear, ordinate, etc.
  • Tolerances, Leaders & CenterMarks

Drafting Tools

  • Snap & Grid
  • Chamfer & Fillet
  • Tracking guides & Polar guides
  • Get area, distance, or coordinates information
  • Double-click editing
  • Undo/Redo
  • EntityGrips, EntitySnaps, Entity
  • InfiniteLines, Rays & Reference Points
  • Select entities using filters, SmartSelect, or by window, crossing window, crossline, polygonal window, etc.

Drawing Setup Tools

  • Customizable coordinate system
  • RichLine styles
  • Layer manager
  • Table styles
  • Points format
  • Text Styles
  • Unit system
  • Multiple layout
  • Dimension styles
  • Named page layouts

Edit Tools

  • Move, scale & rotate
  • Stretch & change length
  • Mirror, copy, offset and pattern copy
  • Trim & extend
  • Split & weld
  • Edit blocks in-place or isolate for edit
  • Open reference drawings from within the base drawing
  • Clip references and images
  • Modify Hatch and fill pattern, origin, etc
  • Edit note properties: direction, justification, line spacing, text height, TextStyle, etc.

* Uses the Teigha™ Classic for .dwg files and Teigha for .dwg files specifications from the Open Design Alliance.

DraftSight and the DraftSight logos are trademarks of Dassault Systèmes in the US and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2010 Dassault Systèmes.

*Standalone license. Activation required.