Love it and won't go back!
November 12, 2021

Love it and won't go back!

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

DraftSight is instrumental to my work. I am an independent contractor and I rely on DraftSight for all of my drafting needs. It provides a drafting platform that is easy to use and also works well with other software that my clients use. It allows me to operate at a level of professionalism comparable with other software but without the heavy price tag so that I can actually afford to be competitive.
  • Very similar to other programs so learning it is easy
  • Subscription fees are affordable
  • Files produced have no trouble being transferred to other software programs so that my clients and I can both work on them even though they are using other programs
  • Some features are being reserved for the highest paid subscriptions which I understand, but I really miss dynamic blocks. If that could be included in the basic subscription, I would have everything I need.
  • Similar function and compatible files that can be used interchangeably with AutoCAD
  • Being able to insert PDF plans into the drawing that can be traced over
  • Template creation
  • Layers, scale and plotting functions
  • 2D drafting
  • I wouldn't be able to afford to be in business without it. It is a relatively small investment that allows me to continue drafting to make ends meet for my family.
DraftSight is very similar to AutoCAD. If you know how to use AutoCAD, it takes no time at all to transfer over to DraftSight.

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DraftSight is appropriate for anyone who is looking to have the basic functionality of AutoCAD without the cost. The more advanced AutoCAD work may be comparable too, I just haven't tested it out personally as I only work with 2 dimensional drawings. As an independent contractor, I have found it to be invaluable and it has allowed me to continue working in my field.