Easy to use, cost-effective option
August 03, 2021

Easy to use, cost-effective option

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

One of our customers requires periodic updating of existing layers on their DWG plans. Having used an earlier free version of DraftSight previously, I chose the paid version as a highly cost-effective alternative to AutoCAD. I'm not a power-user so can't compare it to all of AutoCAD's functionality, but for the relatively simple tasks that I need it for, it's really great. I found the learning curve to be easy, and the program and its commands quite logical and straightforward. And there don't seem to be any compatibility issues when the customer opens up the files in their version of AutoCAD.
  • Quite easy to get the hang of with a bit of trial and error
  • Very easy to create new layouts
  • Copy and paste functionality, including pasting text from MS Word works very well
  • Easy printing options and rendering to PDF is straightforward
  • A button to easily switch between sheetmode and modelmode (unless I'm not seeing it!)
  • It allows us to fullfill a contract without the expense of an AutoCAD license.
For me, it's perfect for working on existing DWG files where full AutoCAD functionality would not be needed.