A New Year, A New DraftSight

It’s the first blog post of 2017, so let me start by wishing you all a Happy New Year!

2016 was a very busy year for us all here at DraftSight. The team worked diligently on making sure that DraftSight 2017 would be the best release of the software to date and I think they have succeeded! If you haven’t tried it yet, click here to download a 30 day trial of DraftSight 2017 Professional.


Our colleagues in SOLIDWORKS have been blogging about their software for quite a while. We thought “why should they have all the fun?” and so back in August, this blog went live. The feedback from our readers has been positive, and we look forward to bringing you more DraftSight tips and tricks in 2017.

With the release of DraftSight 2017, we created instructional videos on the new features available in the software. This was a difficult, but ultimately rewarding project for the team to be involved with. If you haven’t see the videos yet, click on this link to view them. You may not be aware of it, but we also have a Youtube channel with large collection of tutorials and webinars available to view.

DraftSight is coming to SOLIDWORKS World 2017, taking place in Los Angeles on February 5 – 8. We will have a packed agenda with presentations on DraftSight tips and tricks, developing with DraftSight APIs, product updates, industry trends, and more. The SOLIDWORKS blog has a great feature on things to do in Los Angeles before and after the event. Los Angeles is a big place with plenty to see and do. From Amusement Parks and Beaches, to Movie Studios and Sports Arenas, there’s something to suit all tastes! You can check out their blog here.

While DraftSight 2017 is superb, development on DraftSight never stops. The team will continue to to update and improve the software with additional features and improvements and we here on the blog will continue in our efforts to keep you updated on them throughout 2017!

So, I’ll finish as I started and on behalf of the DraftSight team, I’d like to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.



MJ Smyth
The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the day it was released and haven't looked back!