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

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

Printing to PDF

Printing to PDF

A user posted a query on the blog about getting a third party to print his drawings to scale, even if they are not familiar with DraftSight.  I’m happy to say that the solution to this is quite simple and … Continued

Creating a Snowflake in DraftSight

Creating a Snowflake in DraftSight

Considering the time of year it is, I thought we should have a seasonal blog.  Today we’re going to draw a snowflake in DraftSight. To the experienced CAD user, this will seem a very simple affair, but for users with less … Continued

House Project – Part 3

House Project – Part 3

We left our house project last week looking a little bare… So, over the last few days, I’ve created some layers and fine tuned the locations of the windows and doors. Most importantly, I mirrored the base-plan. Why? I hear … Continued