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DraftSight

4.2
(43)

DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac® and Linux.

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DraftSight Features

Tools

3D/solid modeling Tools

Ability to modify 3D primitives (parametric editing tools, free-form editing tools, symmetrical editing process, etc.)

32%
(Based on 15 reviews)

Rendering Tools

Ease of use accessing rendering tools (lighting tools, texture mapping, custom material creation, etc.)

44%
(Based on 18 reviews)

Drawing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic drawing tools (line, circle, polygons, etc.)

82%
(Based on 39 reviews)

Editing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic editing tools (erase, trim, extend, undo, etc.)

80%
(Based on 40 reviews)

Text Editing Tools

Ease of use accessing basic text creation and modification tools (font style, multi-line text, wrap-around text, justification, spell checker, etc.)

75%
(Based on 37 reviews)

Design

Modeling

Create realistic 3D models of your design

Not enough data available

Visualize

Design your structure in 3D.

Not enough data available

Rendering

Produce 3D visualizations without any integrating hardware.

Not enough data available

Drawing

Access to basic tools for drawing, such as line, cirlce and polygon.

Not enough data available

File Options

Import Files

Support for a number of file formats for import

81%
(Based on 39 reviews)

Export Files

Support for a number of file formats for export

78%
(Based on 39 reviews)

File Interoperability

Native file format is compatible with a number of advanced design and imaging applications

83%
(Based on 37 reviews)

Backwards compatibility

Current file format iteration is compatible with previous versions of the application

86%
(Based on 34 reviews)

File size

Support for a range of file sizes without degrading the user experience.

82%
(Based on 38 reviews)

Edit

File Import

Import and export files in a number of different formats.

Not enough data available

Push/Pull

Ability to push or pull the surface of your model in order to get the desired shape.

Not enough data available

Views

View your model from any angle while you design and edit.

Not enough data available

Grips

Tools that enable users to reshape, move or manipulate geometry.

Not enough data available

Customization

Custom Commands

Ability to create custom commands or command aliases, change the active customization file, and configure command properties.

74%
(Based on 25 reviews)

Custom Interface

Ability to customize the user interface and recall customizations. Can define the workspace a custom panel should appear in.

71%
(Based on 25 reviews)

Custom Scripts

Ability to create custom scripts to automate tasks, such as add standard layers or styles to a drawing, update the title block, or automate plotting tasks.

65%
(Based on 20 reviews)

Custom Menus

Ability to create custom menus, sub-menus, and contextual menus. Can create new toolbars and arrange menus in workspeace.

71%
(Based on 21 reviews)

Collaboration

Annotate

Annotate your designs with various notes and tags.

Not enough data available

Documentation

Generate 2D drawings of your 3D models.

Not enough data available

Data Extract

Extract information from objects, such as attributes and properties.

Not enough data available

Environment

Hardware support

Support by a sufficient number of hardware developers (by default or through the use of custom drivers).

80%
(Based on 30 reviews)

Task-based interfaces

Support for custom interfaces designed around specific design tasks, by default (out of the box) or through user customization.

73%
(Based on 22 reviews)

Manage Multiple Profiles

Support for multiple user interface customizations. Can store and recall interfaces as required by a specific user without closing the application and without the need for scripting knowledge.

64%
(Based on 19 reviews)

Command Clarity

Names of basic commands are clear and easy to understand. On-cursor documentation, such as tool tips and pop-up descriptions, provide clarification of icons and other user interface elements.

77%
(Based on 36 reviews)