DraftSight is cheaper and as efficient as AutoCAD in 2D.
Updated November 22, 2022

DraftSight is cheaper and as efficient as AutoCAD in 2D.

Sylvain Drolet | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

I have been using DraftSight for over 3 years now and I recommend it to all my customers as a replacement for AutoCAD since we only work in 2D. There are some small bugs that occur (full memory) sometimes when I am more than 3 hours on the same drawing and I go from one sheet to another quickly. Dynamic blocks are not supported by DraftSight and this is not pleasant when we import DWGs containing them.
  • That the selection of images placed in the background is not possible. It is difficult to make a selection of the objects drawn on top. This problem has been fixed in version 2020. Thank you.
  • The possibility of making my drawings quickly and precisely with very little adjustment with the way of doing on AutoCad.
  • Its affordable cost makes it a good competitor to AutoCad
  • The low cost of Draftsight is attractive to me as a self-employed worker.
Relatively identical interface to AutoCAD but at a much lower cost.

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Perfect for 2D drawing in its Standard or Professional version. When I have 3D drawing to do, I will compare DraftSight with Sketchup which I currently use for 3D and which is suitable for my personal needs.