Draftsight is good for 2D drawings
March 03, 2021

Draftsight is good for 2D drawings

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Paid

Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

We use DraftSight to carry out basic 2D electrical and instrumentation drawings. It is used primarily by the process department. We chose DraftSight, as it provides all the features we require to produce professional 2D drawings. Other free software packages we have tried have had certain features missing, so we would need more than one package to complete the task.
  • Easy export to PDF
  • Customisable ribbons
  • Preinstalled fonts
  • Doesn't always pick up formatting from other drawings made in other drawing packages
  • Used to be free
  • Customization is very confusing
  • Allowed us to draw EC&I docs in house
  • Allows us to make minor mods to other people's drawings
  • We have to pay for the same software that we used for free for several years
I would only use DraftSight for simple two-dimensional control and instrumentation drawings. It is good for simple line drawings where not very much detail is required. I would not use DraftSight for any three-dimensional drawings. as the software does not lend itself well to the three-dimensional applications.