DraftSight as a daily program that is simple to use but very complete.
Updated February 24, 2023

DraftSight as a daily program that is simple to use but very complete.

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

In our company, we are two designers in the design department. Essentially we use Draftsight to create initial layouts of the projects to be developed … initial mockups for the client to approve … then moving on to 3D. We make a simple/basic use of the program. But since we used it from the beginning, it was still free, so we decided to continue using it.
  • Ease of use.
  • Very complete.
  • Very reliable automatic functions.
  • For certain needs, expensive.
  • Essential 2D design and drafting with a complete set of edit, design and automation tools
  • Used as a complement to 3D.
  • Used for simple projects that do not require 3D design.
  • Helps to reduce costs when the customer does not need an elaborate layout.
Being a user for almost 10 years of DraftSight, the ease of use, the distribution of functions, etc. make switching to another program a bit painful and in need of a learning period.

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Are you happy with DraftSight's feature set?


Did DraftSight live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of DraftSight go as expected?


Would you buy DraftSight again?


I recommend DraftSight without any problem to any colleague and/or person who wants an easy, complete and intuitive 2D program to use.

Using DraftSight

2 - Metalworking sector
1 - Anyone who has used AutoCad or another similar program easily adapts to Draftsight without any problem.
  • Complement the 3D drawing
  • Development of schematics
  • For quick budgeting of new projects
  • Made it faster and easier to make schematic layouts
  • With automatic tools (PowerTrim for example) it makes it very quick and simple to carry out work
  • The ability to organize Layers is very good
  • Maybe try use the Mechanical functions
  • Try use the Mechanical Toolbox
  • Explore more functions with Layers
We've been using Draftsight since the first version...we've never seen the need to change...it's gradually evolved and just keeps getting better with more features.

Evaluating DraftSight and Competitors

Yes - Came to replace AutoCad 2009.
At the time we would have had to renew our version with AutoCad...but for our needs, Draftsight came along at just the right time.
  • Price
  • Prior Experience with the Product
In addition to the extended use we get here at the company with Draftsight, the price continues to outperform the competition.
There would have to be a test phase with the applicant programs... to evaluate which one interacted best for our needs... its cost... and finally choose

DraftSight Implementation

Maybe a "Wizard" to copy definitions from other programs...if it's possible of course
Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled - Due to our company's simple use of 2D drawings...the exchange/implementation of the program was simple and peaceful.
  • Discover the hotkey settings
  • Apply templates from previously used sheets

DraftSight Training

  • In-Person Training
  • No Training
Based on some knowledge of AutoCad, using Draftsight took a short time before I felt comfortable using it.
Having some 2D drawing bases from college, I didn't find it difficult to adapt to the program.Even people who come for the first time to use the program, I find it to be a very user-friendly and fast-adapting environment.

Configuring DraftSight

For me...it's just right for this type of product
Always restart your computer after installing Draftsight or updating it.
Some - we have done small customizations to the interface - I use some shortcuts on the main screen (for example Entity Snap) and I find it easy to configure
No - we have not done any custom code
That I remember at the moment, no

DraftSight Support

I never had the need to use it.
Quick Resolution
Knowledgeable team
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support cares about my success
Poor followup
Problems left unsolved
Escalation required
Need to explain problems multiple times
Slow Initial Response
I never had the need to use it.
When it became a paid program...I remember there was a lot of communication from Dassault.It was extremely easy to resolve any doubts with the communications sent.

Using DraftSight

In comparison with its most direct competitor (AutoCad)...I find its environment more "user-friendly"
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • PowerTrim
  • Layers Management
  • Patterns
  • Hatch
  • Toolbox
  • Drawings from another's programs

DraftSight Reliability

Very intuitive program to use, with all the basic tools for using and editing a 2D design available quickly.
We've never had any problems using the program, no errors or problems starting it up.
In general it's very quick to load drawings...now it depends a lot on the file we're opening or working on.

Integrating DraftSight

From what I used I found it easy and intuitive
  • File import/export
Maybe integrate more compatibility into more files.

Relationship with Dassault Systemes

All handled quickly and without complications. Quite competent.
I once had the need to resort to the help of our seller because the renewal was giving an error in activation. Resolved on time.
Best possible price to keep me their customer and continue to use the Draftsight program
Not that I'm remembering at the moment, no.

Upgrading DraftSight

Yes - Any update I made to the program went without a hitch.
  • Greater stability
  • New functions
  • Various fixes
  • More functions
  • More backward compatibility with other formats
  • More automatic options
Yes - We switched from the free version to the Professional version. We have two active licenses.