DraftSight® 2D CAD Drafting and 3D Design Software
World-Class 2D Drafting – Without the Hefty Price Tag of AutoCAD.
Welcome to design freedom.
DraftSight 2019 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.
The DraftSight we know and love. Only better.
DraftSight 2019 is major software upgrade that’s proven and powerful, and includes your most asked-for capabilities and functionality. DraftSight lets you create, edit, view and markup any kind of 2D and 3D DWG file with greater ease, speed and efficiency. Its familiar user interface facilitates a quick transition from your current CAD application.
More options, choices and tools to suit your design needs and preferences.
Real design freedom is letting you work the way you want to work. It’s the ability to effortlessly go from 2D drafting to 3D modeling and back again in order to optimize and maximize designs. And the capability to seamlessly integrate with other Dassault Systèmes and SOLIDWORKS® solutions, including SOLIDWORKS PDM to easily manage your DWG file designs from first inspiration to final outcome.
DraftSight 2019 gives you the freedom to do what you do best — no matter who you are or what you’re trying to accomplish.
Why Choose DraftSight Standard
Drafters, designers, engineers, students, educators and hobbyists choose DraftSight Standard as an easy-to-use 2D CAD drafting solution. Create, edit, save, view, print and mark up any kind of DWG file, with a familiar user interface that facilitates a quick transition from comparable CAD applications at an affordable price.
DraftSight standard 2D design documentation
2D Design & Documentation
Open your legacy drawings for viewing, printing or editing, or easily create a new drawing with elements such as lines, polylines, arcs, circles, ellipses, layers, blocks, and more. Add annotations like notes, dimensions, tables, hatches, and revision clouds, use modify tools to move, copy, rotate, mirror, pattern, scale, trim, or chamfer your design, and print to a plotter, printer or file.
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DraftSight Standard makes it easy to create, format, and arrange layers to ensure your design is organized and conforms to layering standards. Easily set layer attributes like LineColor, LineStyle, and LineWeight, and utilize the Layers Toolbar to quickly select your active layer.
Efficiently insert dimensions into your drawings with DraftSight’s dimension tools. Easily define the look and feel of your dimensions including font, arrows, text direction and more.
Import existing blocks from your libraries or create new blocks that can be used as repeated elements in your designs. Name, save and reuse your blocks to ensure consistency across all of your projects.
Increase your efficiency with features like PDF Underlay to reference your PDFs, Insert Centerlines for quick and accurate centerline insertion, and Quick Modify to move, rotate, copy and scale entities with one command.
Drafters, designers and engineers choose DraftSight Professional as their 2D CAD solution to create, view, manage, and convert drawings including DGN, PDF, DXF and DWG files. DraftSight Professional includes all features in DraftSight Standard, with additional powerful productivity-boosters to simplify the design process and get the job done fast. Plus, API access allows for complete customization of your experience.
Image Tracer is a powerful new feature in DraftSight 2019 that can save countless hours of design time. Quickly and painlessly convert simple or complex raster images to DWG files in seconds. Manually retracing or using a 3rd-party software is no longer necessary with this feature built directly into the DraftSight interface. Accurately trace logos, floor plans, and other images in .bmp, .png, and .jpg formats to convert to vector format. Once converted, the design can be easily saved, shared, or sent directly to a laser or vinyl cutter.
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Choose from a fully defined library of bolts, screws, nuts, washers and pins to easily insert standard hardware. International standards include ANSI, Imperial, BSI, DIN, ISO, and JIS. Generate holes and callouts, create a Bill of Materials, add balloons, welding symbols, surface finish symbols.
Automate tasks 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.
Open and share your designs with ease with support for multiple file types and formats. Import PDF, DGN or BAK files and convert them to DWG files, or import an SVG and insert it as a block. Additionally, import a .DSHBM file (exported from HomeByMe) to generate a 2D floor plan.
Save valuable design time with enhanced usability and tools that eliminate manual and tedious tasks. Easily trim lines and entities with your mouse using Power Trim, print a file or a folder of files without having to open them with Batch Print, and more.
Entrepreneurs, makers, manufacturers, designers, and engineers choose DraftSight Premium to experience an all-in-one, collaborative CAD solution to effortlessly go from 2D drafting to 3D modeling within the same environment, and to seamlessly connect to other solutions and services. DraftSight Premium includes all the features in DraftSight Professional, plus full 3D capabilities, 2D constraints and powerful integrations with other Dassault Systèmes and SOLIDWORKS® solutions, including SOLIDWORKS PDM and the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform that allow for easy collaboration and management of DWG file designs from first inspiration to final outcome.
Experience premium 3D modeling tools to create anything from basic 3D shapes like boxes, wedges, cylinders, and spheres to sketch-based complex 3D solids using Extrude, Revolve, Sweep, Polysolid, Push and Pull, and Loft functions. Leverage 2D geometry to transform into 3D solids and send for downstream use in different file formats like .stl or .sat for 3D printing, or use them with other 3D applications.
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3D Solid Editing
Easily modify 3D solids using Boolean operations such as Union, Intersect and Subtract, reshape the edges using Fillet Edges or Chamfer Edges with different options, and use the Shell function to create a hollow, thin wall with a specified thickness.
Control drawing entities parametrically by specifying geometric and dimensional properties. Easily define the relationships between entities and control their dimensions like length and angle.
Create complex 3D surfaces or geometries by defining a mesh with custom contours and numerous editable points for better control and design.
Realize the potential of your designs through seamless integrations including SOLIDWORKS Visualize for rendering, SOLIDWORKS Simulation for analysis and 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Make to connect with manufacturers worldwide for 3D printing, laser cutting, or other processes to create your 3D parts.