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

DraftSight – Using Aliases

DraftSight – Using Aliases

In DraftSight, you can enter commands in multiple ways.  You can use the Menu, the Toolbars or straight from the Command Line. Which method you use has a lot to do with when you first started using CAD. My own personal … Continued

DraftSight Profiles

DraftSight Profiles

It’s happened us all at one stage or another, the time arrives when you have to change your laptop or desktop PC. You make a checklist of what needs to go on your new computer: Email – check Office – … Continued

DraftSight Professional – Dimension Palette

DraftSight Professional – Dimension Palette

DraftSight Professional is full of great features that users of the free version don’t get.  One such feature is the Dimension Palette. In this blog, we will talk a little about it, how to enable it and mention a few of its features. So, … Continued

DraftSight Professional – Toolbox

DraftSight Professional – Toolbox

If you have DraftSight Professional or Enterpise, you may have noticed the Toolbox menu and wondered just what it is. Well, the Toolbox is a very powerful set of tools for that helps to simplify the design process by allowing a user … Continued

DraftSight – Purchasing Options

DraftSight – Purchasing Options

There are two different versions of DraftSight available to purchase. How do you decide which one is right for your business? Perhaps today’s blog will help. DraftSight Professional is available for $99.00 / €99.00 for 12 months. For that, you have access … 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