Great Platform to Learn CAD
October 09, 2020

Great Platform to Learn CAD

Martin West-Huckabey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

The company I work for plans retail brick and mortar hardware and building material stores. We use DraftSight to plan the retail space inside the stores. I can quickly draw up a footprint of the space with doors, windows, and support features like columns. Then I drop-in pre-drawn retail fixtures and checkout and the store is ready for our store planner to quote and present to the customer for review. With the tools and features in DraftSight, I can crank out 3 stores a day. DraftSight also allows me to quickly try out multiple retail fixture layouts for our customers to customize their retail space.
  • The layer isolation tool allows me to quickly edit items on a single layer without interfering with the other drawing components.
  • Also, using the "ctrl+f" along with the text edit feature lets me edit multiple text locations on the drawing in one dialog box.
  • Dimension text edit is a great tool to assign an area to a department such as plumbing or lawn & garden to a selected sequence of retail fixtures.
  • Many of the commands I used in other drafting programs are used as alias commands here. The ones that aren't, can be added as a command.
  • I have trouble getting a PDF property to stick when exporting.
  • Setting up a new layer will keep the pen assignment if the layer you are below or have selected.
  • I am not wild about how to set up print profiles in DraftSight. They have to be tweaked every time. I would like to be able to save them as a setup file or profile.
  • I think that for the price, it is awesome.
  • Currently, it is fitting our business needs very well.
I selected DraftSight to save our company money.
DraftSight is great for architectural layouts. One weakness is you cannot edit the text in a leader. I don't like that function. It does need improvement.