House Project

House Project

I’m getting some work done in my house over the next few months and thought that having a set of layout plans would make life easy.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have a set, but I did have a JPG image that … Continued

Imperial to Decimal

Imperial to Decimal

From time to time, I come across drawings in the Imperial System.  Generally, these are on older projects or projects where I’ve collaborated with overseas design team members.  All my work is done in the Decimal System, so how do … Continued

When Is a Line Not a Line?

When Is a Line Not a Line?

When is a line not a Line? When it is a Pline or a Spline! So, we all know what a Line is. It’s the most basic of elements in a DraftSight drawing. As you can see below, each segment … Continued

Some Tips and Tricks

Some Tips and Tricks

In today’s blog, we are going to cover some tips and tricks that may just make your DraftSight life a little easier. For example, did you know you change the default DWG version to an older version in DraftSight?  Why … Continued

Linking DraftSight and Excel

Linking DraftSight and Excel

The last few blogs have been tough going, there’s been a lot of reading and a lot of tech talk.  This week, well we are going to keep it relatively simple.  Today, we are going to link DraftSight and Excel … Continued

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