Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight
I use DraftSight to review construction plans, illustrate ideas to specifiers and contractors, design projects, and explain products and key components to customers. It allows me to provide quality illustrations and maintain the precision of details needed to perform work instructions in both technical and site-specific details.
- Measurements of vehicle access points on job sites
- Product detail illustrations and specifics
- Allows me to design sites needed for the facilities security requirements
- I would like an add-on, like PDF to .DWG, to be created by DraftSight/Dasault and not a 3rd party.
- By being able to design options for my customers and illustrate the use of my products, I am able to interact with my customers at a professional level that has captured millions of dollars in business. It allows my technical sales to engage and convert leads into revenue.
Both have functions that DraftSight cannot perform, particularly concerning 3D. I do not consider DraftSight to be a platform intended to directly compete in a 3D environment. But my company does produce different documents that I am able to use and manipulate in other programs that I cannot use in DraftSight. However, concerning 2D drafting, it stacks up very well against our use of AutoDesk mechanical CAD.
I am a Marketing and Sales guy by trade. I am self-taught in the use of CAD. It has greatly broadened my interactions with Architects and Engineers without the need to burden my Engineering department draftsmen. However, as time passes year-to-year, the need for more 3D drawings is increasing and DraftSight seems to be limited in what I will be able to offer.