Recording Macros in DraftSight

Recording Macros in DraftSight

There are two pieces of software synonymous with the engineering world.  The first, obviously, is CAD. The second is the spreadsheet.  It doesn’t really matter which spreadsheet you use, most, if not all allow you to use Macros. Most users out … Continued

Drawing Recovery Tool

Drawing Recovery Tool

Have you ever seen this pop up before? Unfortunately I have. It happens, from time to time, that a DWG file you urgently need will not open.  It has become corrupted somehow.  Now, I know you all have backups of … Continued

Simple License Options…

Simple License Options…

Buying a CAD package shouldn’t involve tearing your hair out trying to understand which package you need and what price it is going to cost you this year.  It should be a simple affair, or at least we here at … Continued

Headboard Project Part 1

Headboard Project Part 1

In today’s blog, I’m starting a new project and will use DraftSight to design a piece of furniture.  It’s not what I would normally use DraftSight for, but it’s a very versatile CAD program and will handle with ease all … Continued

Spell Checking in DraftSight 2018

Spell Checking in DraftSight 2018

One of my pet hates when checking drawings is spotting spelling mistakes. If like me, you type at a frantic rate, you probably make quite a few of them! So, what can you do about it?  Well the first option … Continued

Use Shortcuts, Be More Productive

Use Shortcuts, Be More Productive

Here on the blog, we’ve discussed how using aliases can boost productivity. Today, let’s talk about how shortcuts can speed up workflow in DraftSight. As in other CAD solutions, there are many paths to achieve the same result. Whenever we need … Continued

Printing to PDF

Printing to PDF

A user posted a query on the blog about getting a third party to print his drawings to scale, even if they are not familiar with DraftSight.  I’m happy to say that the solution to this is quite simple and … Continued

How I Saved €250 Using DraftSight!

How I Saved €250 Using DraftSight!

In previous blogs, I wrote about converting a JPG file I had of my house layout, into a DraftSight file that I could edit.  Over the Christmas and New Year period, that drawing came in very handy as I had … Continued

Solidworks World 2018 – Day 3 Part 2

Solidworks World 2018 – Day 3 Part 2

Wow, what a start to the morning. The final General Session of SOLIDWORKS World 2018 was outstanding! We started with Mike Pucket telling us that “In 2017, someone somewhere in the world took a @SOLIDWORKS exam every 3 minutes” That’s a … Continued