DraftSight beats AutoCAD LT hands down for 2D CAD
January 26, 2021

DraftSight beats AutoCAD LT hands down for 2D CAD

Ron Mulford | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

We use DraftSight in our engineering department to create assembly and documentation drawings. It's a nice companion to SOLIDWORKS where we create & development new equipment designs. We'll export content out to DraftSight and create assembly and exploded views with BOMs. We also use DraftSight for Wiring Diagrams and application drawings for customers. This has been working well for 8-10 yrs.
  • It's a value priced software.
  • On-boarding is simple for anyone with AutoCAD experience. That's what I like the most.
  • Interchangablilty.. many save formats.. old and current.
  • Multi-page printing is a nice feature that saves time.
  • We'd found a glitch in editing text boxes with part of the content underlined.. There is a simple work-around though, so it's manageable.
  • Our salespersons and customers really value the integrated system layout drawings we create for them. These application specific plans have directly led to more new business and repeat business.
DraftSight is similar to AutoCAD LT. I haven't priced AutoCAD LT in several years, but the cost for that must be 3-5 x DraftSight.
SOLIDWORKS, Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), NetSuite ERP
With newer 3D solid modeling software availability, I would not convince someone to design in DraftSight. However, it is a perfect companion software. I use it for simple layouts and 2D flat work. It's excellent for documentation type drawings as well. The price is right. For many years it was Freeware, but I'm willing to pay a couple hundred $ per year to use this product.