3D in DraftSight 2018

3D in DraftSight 2018

We are all aware of the excellent 2D features available within DraftSight Professional 2018, but did you know that you can also draw in 3D?  Well you can!  So, in today’s blog, we are going to create a simple 3D … Continued

3 Ways to Clean Drawings Efficiently

3 Ways to Clean Drawings Efficiently

  When we work on large drawings there are so many properties in the project that we don’t use, like layers, block definitions, line styles, dimension styles and others.   Drawings downloaded from the web, for example, often have many … Continued

Linking Documents and DraftSight

Linking Documents and DraftSight

Many years ago when I trained as a Draftsman, text was the bane of my life.  I would spend hours with my pens and stencils slowly putting text on my drawings.  It was time consuming and back breaking!  I remember … Continued

Explaining Linestyles in Draftsight

Explaining Linestyles in Draftsight

You’ve used them in all your drawings, but have you ever given any thought to the humble Linestyle?  In today’s blog, we’ll explain how Linestyles are formed.  It’s not overly complicated, and once you understand it, you’ll be able to … Continued

Have You Updated Yet?

Have You Updated Yet?

No doubt you upgraded to the latest version of DraftSight last October when DraftSight 2018 was released, but did you know that DraftSight 2018 SP2 was released recently?  It’s simple to upgrade, just follow these simple steps! Download the correct … Continued

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