DraftSight review, been using a few years now.
August 05, 2021

DraftSight review, been using a few years now.

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Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DraftSight

I and many of my team members use DraftSight on more than one occasion for every job that we go on, the programme helps us manipulate data that we have recorded easily ensuring we can supply the correct information to the client quickly and efficiently, on the job. Its flexible saving options ensure data can be viewed on more than one platform.
  • You can easily bring in a dwg format drawing into the programme and it will display the information just as well as AutoCAD.
  • The programme supports shortcut features or one-click buttons for the most commonly used operations.
  • Script files can be used which is a bonus.
  • Some of the icons along the bottom including the grid and snap functions have shortcut buttons like F8, they don’t always work and sometimes do other functions on the laptop instead of the function it’s supposed to be in DraftSight.
  • DraftSight is less expensive than other drawing packages available.
Having being used to using AutoCAD it was easy to trial and then move on to using DraftSight full time, there are slight differences in using the package but as long as you know your CAD, you will be fine using DraftSight. The reason I selected Draftsight was purely financial, if I was using the package to a more extensive extent, AutoCAD may have been the preferred choice.
In my line of work, DraftSight is particularly useful in the manipulation of survey data and vessel offsets from which we can plot these positions on the screen to provide a real-time view and therefore a gross error check to make sure the positions recorded are where they should be. I haven’t yet found a scenario where it’s less appropriate to use DraftSight.