Simple CAD software to compete with Autodesk.
June 01, 2021

Simple CAD software to compete with Autodesk.

John Bennett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

Schematics, basic machine tool layouts, and data translation.
  • PDF underlays are useful to help create CAD data when the is no DWG option.
  • Image tracing is also helpful for the same reason.
  • Block editing is pretty simple to use.
  • The software can be buggy from time to time. Would be good if DraftSight could clean up after itself, I traded "Good " folder remnants for "ac-system-logfile" text files that need to be deleted manually.
  • Have yet to get 3D ContentCentral to drag and drop models into drawings.
  • Custom paper sizes for plotting. We use a laser engraver that insists on using a square paper size to reorient the zero point.
  • I started using DraftSight as an AutoCAD clone for data conversion and drawing schematics. I didn't think that the cost for DraftSight Professional was unreasonable since we also use LISP routines. Low-end users will be OK with DraftSight standard.
We use DraftSight primarily because it's a cheaper option than AutoCAD and works just as well.