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

Printing in DraftSight – Part 3

Printing in DraftSight – Part 3

Printing using Viewports in Sheet Space can be a bit confusing at first. You may be thinking what is a viewport? Can I have multiple viewports in a drawing? How do I set a scale in a viewport? What is … Continued

Printing in DraftSight – Part 2

Printing in DraftSight – Part 2

New users can often find it difficult to print their drawings to scale, so in today’s blog, we are going to cover printing to scale from Model Space in DraftSight. To start with, we have a small sketch of the … Continued

Printing in DraftSight

Printing in DraftSight

Printing a drawing to scale in DraftSight can sometimes confuse new users. So, over the course of the next few blogs, we are going to do our best to simplify the whole process for you. DraftSight has two distinct working … Continued

The Importance of CAD Standards: Blocks

The Importance of CAD Standards: Blocks

In the last blog, I spoke about the importance of CAD Standards and went into detail on Layers, what they were and how to use them. In today’s blog, I’m going to talk about another important CAD Standard: Blocks and … Continued