My DraftSight Review
January 04, 2021

My DraftSight Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Paid

Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

We use in our engineering DraftSight to design tooling and hardware that is used in our shop. It also is helpful in creating drawings for the shop floor to use for production purposes. DraftSight makes what used to be a much more manual job, very easy with the built in tools that it has.
  • Simple to use for drafting.
  • Lots of tools and hotkeys available to speed up drawing.
  • Powerful capabilities for making drawings.
  • Lots to learn, which can be daunting at first.
  • Sped up tooling design, saving valuable engineering time.
  • Makes clear drawings, reducing errors in communication to the shop floor.
I've previously used AutoCAD during my time in school, and DraftSight stacks up very well against it. Both have similar features, but I feel that AutoCAD is too focused on the 2D space, while DraftSight does a good job of allowing you to transition to the 3D space.
For the purposes we use DraftSight for in our company, it does a great job of being a quick and easy way to create drawings that are used for production. It is very capable of being used in multiple stages of the design process, from the analysis of a given drawing, to the design of tooling, to being able to make a drawing of your design and release that drawing to a shop floor.