SOLIDWORKS World 2019 – Day 2 Review

Well, if you thought yesterday was a busy day, then you were in for a surprise here on Day 2 at SOLIDWORLD World 2019!

We started off this morning with an excellent session by Vivek called Unleash the Power of the DraftSight API and Rapidly Build Powerful Applications.

Vivek showed users how to create a simple application quickly using C# (C Sharp). Of course, DraftSight is not just limited to C#, you can use any of the following to create applications for DraftSight!

Our next session today was Introducing DraftSight 3D Design presented by Johnathen Lieber.

Johnathen went into great detail (considering the time frame) and covered such topics as:

  • Drawing with Parametric Constraints
  • Drawing with Contours
  • Creating Models with Prismatic Shapes
  • Creating Solids from Sketches
  • Boolean Modeling

It was a fascinating session showcasing some of the most exciting new DraftSight Premium features and there was some great input from the audience after.

Our third session of the day was a repeat of yesterdays DraftSight Cloud, 2D Drafting in a Browser session. Just like yesterday, Marco and Vivek gave users a demonstration on DraftSight Cloud, soon to be released as a Beta Program. It’s a brilliant addition to the DraftSight family, one that is sure to open up a lot of opportunities for users to work where ever and when ever they want.

Our fourth and final session for today was the DraftSight Roundtable Panel Discussion where users got to discuss their DraftSight likes and dislikes with the DraftSight team.  Users don’t often get the chance to talk with development teams, but we think this kind of feedback is invaluable in helping us plan the future of DraftSight. The session ran well overtime as users and the DraftSight team discussed several issues and offered solutions, alternatives and work-arounds for many of the issues discussed.

And that was the end of extremely busy second day for the DraftSight team. As always, we’re back again tomorrow, so stay tuned for more updates on what is happening at #SWW19.

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!