Draftsight is good for what I use it for
Updated November 23, 2021

Draftsight is good for what I use it for

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We use Draftsight to convert SOLIDWORKS Dxf drawings into valid .dwg files for our plasma table cutter crew to utilize to burn steel shapes. The plasma machine takes the .dwg files from Draftsight with no troubles and works very well. I do not use Draftsight to draft complicated parts or assemblies. I use SOLIDWORKS for all of our modeling and drafting, we only use draftsight for external applications.
  • Writing useful .dwg files
  • Lightweight footprint, easy to configure
  • The lower cost versus AutoCAD
  • Customization could be easier
  • Implementation over enterprise applications could be better
  • Customer service has been spotty
  • Ease of use
  • Low cost
  • Fast
  • I'm not an accountant, so I don't really know
AutoCAD and Draftsight are literally the exact same application. The same commands, shortcuts, and ways to draw are identical. Draftsight out puts in many native output file formats, like .dxf and .dwg. Draftsight is tons cheaper and just as good as AutoCAD, if not even better than the big guy. We really enjoy using Draftsight.

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Draftsight is perfect for converting Solidworks outputted .dxf files into the industry-standard .dwg format. We're able to use Solidworks and Draftsight together to produce drawings that 99.9% of the world can use. Draftsight could be better at automating some tasks, that'd be swell. Other than that, we're happy with how Draftsight incorporates into our drafting environment.