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Premium 3D Capabilities and 2D Constraints

3D Modeling

Experience premium 3D modeling tools to create anything from basic 3D shapes like Boxes, Wedges, Cylinders, Spheres, and Torus to sketch-based complex 3D solids using Extrude, Revolve, Sweep, PolySolid, Push and Pull, and Loft functions.

3D Solid Editing

Easily modify 3D solids using Boolean operations such as Union and Subtract, and reshape the edges of 3D geometries using Fillet Edges or Chamfer Edges with different options.

3D Meshing

Create complex 3D surfaces or geometries by defining a mesh with custom contours and numerous editable points for better control and design.

2D Constraints

Control drawing entities parametrically by specifying geometric and dimensional properties. Define an accurate 2D profile or sketch using Geometric and/or Dimensional Constraints.

Enhanced Usability and Productivity

Image Trace

Convert an attached raster image of BMP, JPEG, PNG file format into vectorized line entities.

DraftSight / HomeByMe Integration

Browse and import a .DSHBM file (exported from HomeByMe) directly into DraftSight application to generate 2D floor plan drawings.

Import SVG file

Import a SVG format file into DraftSight and insert it as a Block.

Drawing Frame and Title Block Library

Provide a set of predefined Frames and Title blocks according to engineering standard and lets you specify the size and scale.

Block Attribute Manager

Manage properties and settings of BlockAttributes in Block definitions.

Using Formulas in Table Cells

Use formulas in cells with arithmetic operators and the Sum, Average, and Count functions (to calculate values based on the values from other cells).

Trimming of Hatches and Gradients

Trim Hatches and Gradients with the Trim and PowerTrim commands. Divided Hatches and Gradients maintain associativity and remain as one entity.

Moving Entities by Click and Drag

Moves entities into a new position much faster by clicking anywhere on an entity and dragging it with one mouse click.

Hairline Option for Printout

Sets a "hairline" linewidth in the Print dialog box used especially for laser cutter output.

Center Marks

Display of center marks according to standards improved.

Layer: Viewport Layer Freezing

Freezes specified layers in new viewports on layout sheets (New VP Freeze option), or freezes selected layers only in the current layout viewport (VP Freeze option).

SVG scalable icons for HD displays

User interface icons scale seamlessly on high-resolution (4K) displays.

3D Mouse Support

Use 3D Mouse models to navigate 2D or 3D drawings. You can simultaneously pan and zoom the drawing, and rotate the model.

New Ribbon Tab for “Import“

Consolidates all the “Attach“ and Import“ tools of different file formats into a single, more intuitive and easy to find ribbon tab.


Realize the potential of your designs through seamless integration with other solutions including 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make to connect with manufacturers worldwide for 3D printing, laser cutting, or other processes to create your 3D parts, SOLIDWORKS Visualize for rendering, SOLIDWORKS Simulation for analysis, and more.

API Access for Customization

Automate tasks within DraftSight Professional to speed up your production workflows with the DraftSight API. Integrate DraftSight Professional into your workflows that involve other systems like ERP, PDM, or other databases, and LISP Routines. Create add-ins that simulate the behavior of other CAD application add-ins.