DraftSight Review
September 08, 2020

DraftSight Review

Randall Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

DraftSight is used individually to prepare engineering drawings and details. This software package provides approximately the same 2D designing/drafting features as AutoCAD, but it is less resource-intensive. Its biggest benefit may be its functionality vs. its cost, as being a low-cost alternative to AutoCAD. Our primary focus is 2D drawings and DraftSight is an exemplary tool for that use.
  • Prepare engineering plan drawings; it is relatively easy to use and is a low-cost alternative to AutoCad.
  • Develop engineering sketches quickly and efficiently and easy to publish documentation for construction work packages
  • Open CAD files from other firms for printing or scanning or use as backgrounds for my DraftSight drawings
  • The limitations of the DraftSight product probably have more to do with my own limitations as compared to the software's functionality.
  • Being a smaller player in the 2D CAD field, the number of add-ons or other software that may be industry-specific that you might could use with AutoCAD may be limited in DraftSight.
  • It is the most affordable CAD software.
  • It appears to be the easiest to use.
  • It is functional with files from other software also, such as AutoCAD.

This product compares favorably to AutoCAD, which is ideal because I think that is their intent. However, at a much lower price. Admittedly there is not as much functionality with DraftSight as with AutoCAd, or 3rd-party add-ons to possibly take advantage of. But I really do not need that added functionality in my business, and the lower cost and ease of use are the primary positive aspects of DraftSight.
Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), QuickBooks Desktop Pro
I find DraftSight intuitive and easy to use. For my use in creating relatively simple 2D documents, it is an essential tool. If I needed to use a 3D CAD package more often, this would be limited with DraftSight, but for my applications 2D is ideal.