The Best Value for 2D CAD Programs
June 20, 2019

The Best Value for 2D CAD Programs

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

I use DraftSight to create preliminary design and construction document drawing sets for single-family residential design projects. Our work includes new custom homes, additions, and renovations.
  • An excellent value for the cost of the software.
  • Has great compatibility with other 2D CAD programs.
  • It's difficult to customize (additional hatches, etc.).
  • We have had bad experiences with software upgrades in the past.
  • It does not feel like the product is being developed any further.
  • DraftSight has enabled me to save a tremendous amount of money on software, while still being able to put together quality drawing sets.
DraftSight gives much of the functionality of AutoCAD, for a much lower price. It is not in any way comparable to Revit, but Revit is overkill for the types of projects I work on.
This program is a good choice for small design outfits working on relatively simple projects, who are looking to keep their overhead low. It may not have all the features of a full version of Autodesk AutoCAD, but it gets the job done for a fraction of the price. This software would not be a good choice for those who want/need BIM functionality, or for larger, more complex projects.