DraftSight API

DraftSight API

We are going to get a little serious in todays blog, no more t-shirt making or vinyl cutting for the moment.  Today we are going to deal with the DraftSight API SDK. Some of you may be wondering “What is … Continued

DraftSight and Vinyl Cutting

DraftSight and Vinyl Cutting

Following on from last weeks blog on using DraftSight for Embroidery, this week we are going to talk about using DraftSight for cutting Vinyl. Using a Vinyl Cutter in DraftSight is very similar to using a Printer or Plotter.  First … Continued

DraftSight and Embroidery

DraftSight and Embroidery

CAD… Of all the images those 3 letters conjure up, I’ll bet embroidery doesn’t feature anywhere! Surprisingly though, DraftSight and Embroidery work very well together. Recently, we had the chance to visit the new 3DEXPERIENCE FabLab based in the Boston Waltham Campus  building. … Continued

DraftSight and eDrawings

DraftSight and eDrawings

Did you know that your DraftSight drawings can be exported to the SOLIDWORKS eDrawings file format? No? Well they can! If you didn’t know that, you are probably wondering just what the eDrawing format is. Let me explain. eDrawing is … Continued

DraftSight Filters

DraftSight Filters

The SelectionFilter command in DraftSight allows you to create selection sets to filter entities within DraftSight. Simply put, it allows you filter entities by various different criteria. You could, for example, create a filter to find all objects with the … Continued

3D ContentCentral

3D ContentCentral

Have you heard of 3D ContentCentral? It’s an online repository of 3D and 2D CAD Models of User-Contributed and Supplier-Certified Parts, Assemblies and more. Best of all, it is free. Yes, you read that right, access to this huge library of … Continued

DraftSight, Xrefs and Emails

DraftSight, Xrefs and Emails

When I started as a draftsman many years ago, email was something we had heard about, but never seen. If you wanted to share drawings, you put them on a 5 /14″ or 3.5″ floppy drive, and popped it in … Continued

DraftSight – Real World Stories

DraftSight – Real World Stories

I thought it was about time we had some real life stories about DraftSight users. Earlier this year, I was contacted by a client looking for training on CAD. The clients daughter is studying Engineering in University, but was struggling with … Continued

DraftSight File Types

DraftSight File Types

In today’s blog, we will talk about the different File Types associated with DraftSight Professional, what they are and what you can do with them! The three supported drawing file formats are: DWG – Everyone in the CAD world knows … Continued

DraftSight – What Do I Need?

DraftSight – What Do I Need?

Clients often ask me about the system requirements for DraftSight Professional. Obviously each client is different, so I base the specification on the type of drawings they want to produce and the likely size of their projects. The type of drawing … Continued