Create, edit and view DWG files

Discover DraftSight 2016: faster performance, advanced customization capabilities and more to help increase your efficiency and productivity.

This release introduces the new customizable ribbon user interface, new commands for visibility, selection and annotation scaling, and more. 

DraftSight allows access to existing DWG files and create new ones at a fraction of the cost of alternative CAD products. DraftSight has a familiar user interface and a minimal learning curve that facilitates an easy transition from your current CAD application.

(DraftSight 2016 New Custom User Interface)

New Features in DraftSight 2016:

  • Custom User Interface Part I - Display and manage your custom-made quick access toolbar, tab and panel.
  • Custom User Interface Part II - Quickly access your favorite tools and commands by customizing your workspace.
  • Annotation Scaling - New commands to add, remove, reset, update and assign scales to annotation entities.
  • Multiline Attributes - Enhanced block attributes with multiline editing and formatting capabilities for flexible use.
  • Layer State Manager - Easily save, restore, and manage configurations of layer properties and states.
  • Hide/Isolate/Unisolate/Select Matching Entities - Quickly hide, isolate, unisolate and select matching entities with simple commands.
  • Collapsible Properties & Windows Tab - Minimize or expand property groups to your preference, and quickly switch between different views or projects.


(New Ribbon User Interface)

DraftSight is designed for professional CAD users, students and educators and includes the following features:

  • Read and write support for DWG/DXF files
  • File | Save to DWT/DWG/DXF files back to previous versions (need email activation)
  • Create binary or ASCII DXF files
  • Attach image files (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, & .tiff)
  • Attach external reference drawings
  • File | Print to .plt, .jpg, .pdf, .png, & .svg file formats.
  • Save as .wmf, .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .sld, .svg, .tif, & .stl
  • Multi-page PDF creation
  • Publish to eDrawings or Drawings Now
  • File | export | Export To *.bmp, *.emf, *.jpg,*.pdf, *.png, *.sld,*.svg, *.tiff file formats.
  • 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 TrueType fonts
  • LineStyle files
  • Hatch pattern files
  • Templates

DraftSight Resource Center

Dassault Systèmes hosts an open, on-line community SwYm (See What You Mean) for DraftSight users. According to Machine Design magazine, engineers are increasingly turning to industry-specific social networking sites to collaborate on projects. The community also holds training resources.
The DraftSight community has an access to a CAD Library with 2D drawings from over 350 component supplier catalogs, including 3M, Advantech, Asco Numatics, Bosch Rexroth, Cepex, CGI, Clippard, DE-STA-CO, Facom, IFM, Igus, INA/FAG, Mädler, Norelem, Nozag, Parker Legris, Pneumadyne, RS Components, Schmersal, Schmalz, Schneider Electric, Sherex and Zimm.  

(Multiline Attributes)

DraftSight Professional Pack
  • For small and medium size companies that need a professional-grade CAD product with powerful, time-saving functionalities.
  • Includes industry standard content that can be added to a document with ease.
  • Enables batch printing to print multiple files without opening them.
  • Provides great value for companies that have need to customize their CAD system using LISP.

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DraftSight Enterprise Pack
  • For large organizations with many users or multiple sites that need a professional-grade CAD product with technical support.
  • Includes a network license to enable concurrent usage and help manage mission critical CAD requirements and compliance across the organization.
  • Resolves DWG file compatibility issues at a fraction of the cost
  • With its API’s, organizations can quickly create applications to customize their experience.

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