Due to an Expired Certificate, all supported Windows versions of DraftSight released from 2012 to 2017 SP0 (both 32bit and 64bit) will not launch and/or will stop running as of March 1st, 2017. A list of the affected products is below.
We have made a simple solution available: first, click on this link to be brought to the DraftSight Download Page. Scroll down and you will see the following message:
Next, download the Hotfix. Once downloaded, run the downloaded file ( DraftSight_HotFix_2017R.exe ).
When the screen above appears, click on Unzip.
The Hotfix will then unzip to a temporary folder.
The Hotflix will automatically run the patch, just click on Yes to install it.
Once the Hotfix has successfully installed, you will see the above screen. And that’s it, your copy of DraftSight has been updated and will continue to work as normal. It should be noted that this issue only affects Windows users, Mac and Linux versions of DraftSight (free and Beta only) do not require this Hotfix as they are not affected by the expired certificate.
Multi-Machine Silent Install Option (Note: step #2 can be scripted by the local IT team as needed):
- After extracting the HotFix contents,
- run from an administrative command prompt: <extracted folder>\hotfix.exe /s /k
Additionally, DraftSight 2017 SP1 will be launched in the next few weeks, which contains the hotfix and other improvements.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and we continue to be fully committed to providing the highest quality of software solutions for our growing community of DraftSight users.