DraftSight is the best 2D CAD
Updated December 07, 2021
DraftSight is the best 2D CAD
Score 10 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight
I use DraftSight for architectural projects. I really like this product and use it every day at work. I never had problems. I have been using it for years, since it was free, and I continue to use it even now that it is paid. I recommend it to everybody.
- Architectural projects
- Compatibility with other CADs
- Friendly interface
- easiest PDF export in scale and formats
- I don't like the home panel on the left that pops up every time I start the software
- Only positive impact
- no period is necessary to learn how to use draftsight for those who know how to use autocad
- continuos free updates
overall my favorite since it was free. The interface is friendly and highly customizable, you can find a lot of resources on youtube because it is a widely used software, it has never betrayed me by crashing (and I have been using it for many years). I have no intention of changing it.
Do you think DraftSight delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with DraftSight's feature set?
Did DraftSight live up to sales and marketing promises?
Did implementation of DraftSight go as expected?
Would you buy DraftSight again?
I use it in architectural design--both for the design phase and for the compilation of all official documents that I have to send to the public administration to obtain building permits. Its very simple interface allows me to work quickly without wasting time. Its compatibility with other CADs allows me to interface with other users who use other programs.
1 - architect who uses cad for building projects of new constructions and renovations, surface measurements and other surveys carried out on construction sites, realization of structural projects in reinforced concrete, wood, steel, realization of interior and exterior furniture projects, design of works of landscape and garden architecture, design of design objects, creation of photomontages
1 - The person who uses draftsight is an architect graduated from the University of Florence (Italy). The skills for doing architectural design are obtained only through a degree program. The skills to use the software are the same as those needed to use Autodesk autocad, a tool widely used in Italian universities and on which students are trained in the competence of computer-assisted design.
I have been using this software for many years and for the moment I have no intention of changing it. I am satisfied even if I hope that the software continues to develop but maintaining the excellent value for money that distinguishes it. I hope that in the future the base license includes installation on two different devices instead of one. This would be really good for someone like me who has a pc in the office and another laptop.
Evaluating DraftSight and Competitors
- Product Usability
- Prior Experience with the Product
As explained above I have been using this software for many years and for the moment I have no intention of changing it. I am satisfied even if I hope that the software continues to develop but maintaining the excellent value for money that distinguishes it. I hope that in the future the base license includes installation on two different devices instead of one. This would be really good for someone like me who has a pc in the office and another laptop.
I don't think it will happen anytime soon but if I had to do it again, I would not change my evaluation and selection process. The things I want to find in a CAD software are always the same, both from the technical point of view and the relationship between
product quality and price.
product quality and price.
To answer I have to repeat myself. As already mentioned, I do not perform any product implementations and there are no organizational changes in my organization. Mine is a small architectural firm where I work as a single freelancer, not a structure with organizational or functional levels to manage. This is the size of my business and I have absolutely no intention of changing it.
Not sure - As already mentioned, I don't do any product implementation and there are no organizational changes in my organization. Mine is a small architecture studio where I work as a single freelancer, not a structure with organizational or functional levels to manage. This is the size of my business and I absolutely do not intend to change it.
I rate it very well because above all I have needed it very few times in many years of using the product. My thinking is that the best technical support service possible is the one you don't need to call it because the product doesn't cause any problems. However, the few times I called them they always solved the problem.
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
I did not join and purchase the premium support because I have needed it very few times in many years of using the product. My thought is that the best possible tech support service is the one you don't need to call it because the product doesn't cause any problems.
Once I was unable to activate the software I just downloaded because it signaled me that a software with the same serial number was already installed in the PC. I couldn't find it to uninstall it. I called support via email and they solved them directly from their terminals without me doing anything.
You cannot ask for more from the usability of this software. You open it for the first time and you already know how to use it, you find all the commands you usually use at your fingertips, with maximum compatibility with any other cad software, you always have the most updated dwg formats without having to ask whoever sends you the file to send them to you in past versions like the R14.
Like to use
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
- printing in pdf
- news window that opens by itself on startup and must be closed everytime
- trasforming pdf in dwg