Useful software
Updated December 18, 2019

Useful software

George Bynum | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

I am the organization, for whatever it is; I'm essentially retired, helping out a few of my "customers" at perhaps a 5% or 10% level. I work perhaps an average of 2 days a month. I am occasionally sent drawings by newer versions of AutoCAD than that which I own and have substantially customized to do single-line hydraulic and pneumatic circuit diagrams. DraftSight allows my opening and saving them in a compatible format. I probably use it 2 or 3 times a year.
  • Opens every CAD format I run into.
  • Saves into an AutoCAD format compatible with the heavily customized version I own.
  • For the tiny use I have, there is nothing that needs to be changed.
Draftsight has proven capable of opening all CAD formats to which I've been exposed. Neither it nor newer versions of AutoCAD (I own and use 2002, own but do not use 2004 for menu customization reasons) work with my customized menu, and my use is too infrequent to consider creating a new structure.

Using DraftSight

I'm 99% retired, and no longer use DraftSight. Its only function I did use was the capability to import and convert to an older AutoCAD format which I probably use 4 or 5 hours a year now.

Their elimination of the free version makes it a no-brainer to stop using it at all.
  • It __WAS__ to convert various formats to the one I use. I don't use it any more.
Its tiny value to me is not enough to pay for it.