DraftSight: Good Replacement for AutoCAD
January 26, 2021

DraftSight: Good Replacement for AutoCAD

Vincent Béron | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

Good alternative to AutoCAD for editing the few DWG/DXF files we still need to modify. Supports newer file formats as well (eg, DWG 2018). Competitively priced for our needs. Easy transaction for first time buy, even easier for further years (automatic renewal with an email reminder a couple weeks before).
  • Editing DWG/DXF files.
  • Competitively priced.
  • If not open and you try to open more than one drawing at the same time from Windows Explorer, you'll end up with multiple instances of DraftSight.
  • Annual price about 10% of AutoCAD LT.
  • No fear of BSA knocking at your door.
Well suited for: simple edition of DWG/DXF files, export to PDF. Leverages AutoCAD knowledge.
Less appropriate for new drawings, as more modern tools exist.