One of the greatest low cost CAD software! Best 2D CAD software for your money!
April 19, 2021

One of the greatest low cost CAD software! Best 2D CAD software for your money!

Bonnie Barnes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

I am the only employee who currently uses DraftSight. It is used to create pictorial images for our customer proposals and orders, to give our customer a vision of what the finished product will look like.
  • Easy interface.
  • Responsive program, not much lag.
  • File types convert very well between DraftSight and AutoCAD 2007 version.
  • I'd like so see more options for isometric drawings.
  • I'd like to see a better helpful guide for looking up command names. I like to type commands instead of searching for icons.
  • I'd like to see a free version come back, if even a "lite" version that is limited but more than just a viewer. I believe offering a free "lite" version would increase usage and sales.
  • Our company uses in-house programming with MS office products that tie into AutoCAD 2007. I cannot use those programs with DraftSight. This issue is only with us but I am not sure if other companies would have the same issue.
I have looked at others but most are either viewer programs or full versions that are paid without free trials and I am not willing to to subscribe without trying it first.
Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365), Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator CC
DraftSight is very well suited for begineers who have not used CAD, such as myself. I can use AutoCad now because I learned with DraftSight's free version. I now prefer to use DraftSight out of comfort but I am able to navigate and operate AutoCad if necessary. DraftSight's interface is very friendly and responsive, I am able to complete my drawings quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend!