DraftSight, making your floor plans right!
July 19, 2021

DraftSight, making your floor plans right!

Nick Gauthier | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

It is being used solely by myself to view and edit 1990-2000s .dwg files.
  • Editing old 2D CAD drawings.
  • Making floor plan layouts.
  • Opening files that our 3D modelling software cannot.
  • Lock in line lengths, but allow it to move
  • Easily keep things 90° or locked in a horizontal or vertical position
  • When changing dimensions of square, allow to change height and width vs having to select each point and change it in 3 spots.
  • This product allows us to view or edit original building drawings. I guess you can say it helps us pre scope out engineering work to the building, saving us engineering costs.
We used to have copies of AutoCAD LT, but this was a paid subscription. We switched to DraftSight when it was free. It basically does everything AutoCAD LT would do. There are some exceptions like viewport modifications and such. Then DraftSight became a yearly subscription which we weren't thrilled about but decided we needed it for now.
Not good for 3D modelling or difficult to use for making drawings of 3D models. Other software does this much better. Great for floor layouts.