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Score 8.3 out of 100

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DraftSight

Draftsight is perfect for converting Solidworks outputted .dxf files into the industry-standard .dwg format. We're able to use Solidworks and Draftsight together to produce drawings that 99.9% of the world can use. Draftsight could be better at automating some tasks, that'd be swell. Other than that, we're happy with how Draftsight incorporates into our drafting environment.
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Pros

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DraftSight

  • You can easily bring in a dwg format drawing into the programme and it will display the information just as well as AutoCAD.
  • The programme supports shortcut features or one-click buttons for the most commonly used operations.
  • Script files can be used which is a bonus.
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Cons

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DraftSight

  • Draftsight could run better on lower performace machines, even on high performance machines there can be some lag now and again.
  • There used to be a more basic subscription version which was perfect for our needs, now lowest subscription is more expensive. Bringing back the standard version would be great.
  • Including hash pattern files would be very useful.
Shaun Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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DraftSight

DraftSight 8.2
Based on 14 answers
I will definitely renew it in the future because it turns out to be the most convenient and economical cad software ever!
Massimiliano Mazzini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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DraftSight

DraftSight 7.3
Based on 10 answers
Easy if you know how to use CAD software. But is not very difficult to learn using DraftSight if this is your first CAD software.As soon as you get in to it the work flow will save you a lot of time and its simple interface is very nice.
Adrian Garnelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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DraftSight

DraftSight 6.4
Based on 3 answers
Knowledgeable support team, but overnight communication across the world is unacceptable when DS is not working.
Glen Morgan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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DraftSight

DraftSight 7.5
Based on 9 answers
Easy to use, great user support forums, LOTS of tutorials available.
David Yerks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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DraftSight

While SketchUp is free, DraftSights cost is minimal and its abilities are much greater. It is so much easier to layout and modifies a system design. Since DraftSight is compatible with all versions of CAD, it makes it easy to collaborate with customers on their specific system design. We spend less time and see greater sales on our projects.
James Bryan Palmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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DraftSight

  • I have been able to save countless hours by making drawing corrections myself. Previously, I would have had to wait hours or days to get drawings back from our customers.
  • In the past year I would say that DraftSight has saved roughly 200 hours. That time would have been spent waiting for our customers to make corrections and then send them back to us.
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Pricing Details

Altium Designer

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$325 per month per seat

Altium Designer Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$3251
Single Payment$3,8502
  1. per month per seat
  2. one-time fee per seat
Additional Pricing Details
Additional features and license options will affect price.

DraftSight

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0

DraftSight Editions & Modules

Edition
DraftSight Standard$991
DraftSight Professional$1991
DraftSight Premium (3D)$4991
DraftSight EnterpriseContact sales team
DraftSight Enterprise PlusContact sales team
  1. per year
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
DraftSight Standard, Professional, and Premium are available to purchase online directly. DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are available to purchase through your local reseller.

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