DraftSight a great affordable solution
Updated July 14, 2021

DraftSight a great affordable solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

It is being used by the engineering department in conjunction with Solid Works. The DraftSight application is primarily used to manage older drawings and was purchased for the purpose of dropping AutoCAD licenses.
It has been deployed at our manufacturing site for 2 years now. Initially, we started with one license and have since added five more.
  • Has a good tool set that provides the needed functions for DWG files.
  • Icons and commands are easy to pickup and are more intuitive.
  • Limited tool set.
  • Could use more documentation.
  • DraftSight has given us a cheaper solution to managing our older 2D drawings.
  • Easy of use has made it easy for engineers with no AutoCAD experience to get involved.
DraftSight gives a solution that is much easier to deploy, use and maintain at a much more affordable price.
DraftSight software seems to be easily adaptable from AutoCAD with almost all features still available and a similar interface. It seems to be geared for simpler tasks and does not handle complicated tasks well. DraftSight doesn't have the same range of specific toolsets for certain industries like AutoCAD does, such as simulation and mechanical.

Using DraftSight

6 - Our engineering group which is comprised of an engineering manager, two machnical engineers, one electrical engineer and two draftsmen use DraftSight to create and edit 2D drawings for our equipment manufacturing group.
3 - DraftSight is supported by our IT staff and one of our engineers.
The IT systems administrator is the lead DraftSight admin and one of the engineers has the role of backup admin.
The IT specialist assists with setup, support, and troubleshooting.
  • Maintenace of legacy 2D drawings
  • Creation of new 2D drawings
  • Drawing conversions