DraftSight 2019 – Using Formulas in Table Cells

In previous versions of DraftSight, users could create tables within their drawings, but they were very simple tables. In DraftSight 2019 Professional, Premium, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus,  users now have the ability to add formulas to their tables, just like you can in your favourite spreadsheet program.

To start with, you need to insert a Table in to your drawing.  To do so, click on the Annotate Tab and select Table from the menu.

Once you have inserted your table, you can populate it to suit your needs. In the example below, I’ve created a small table showing Window Types, Quantity, Price and Cost.

The Cost Column for each row is formulated by multiplying the No. Column and the Unit Price Column together using the formula =b3*c3 and copied on down to the rows below.

The Total Cost figure at the bottom of the table uses the formula =sum(D3:D8) to add together the Cost values in each of those cells and give the Total Cost of the Windows.

If you click in a Cell, you’ll notice a new Table Menu appear.  You can use this menu to Insert, Remove and Size Columns and Rows.  You can also Merge and Format Cells and, if you click on the Formula button, you will see a list of supported Formulas within DraftSight 2019 Professional, Premium, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus.

The example I’ve used is obviously a very simple example. I’m sure there are people more skilled at creating speadsheet formulas than I am, but I think you’ll agree that this is an excellent time saving addition to DraftSight 2019 Professional, Premium, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus.

IMPORTANT:

DraftSight 2019 for Windows® is offered in paid versions only.
Once you download and install DraftSight 2019 (free 30-day trial or purchased version), you will no longer be able to re-download or access any previous free version of DraftSight (2018 or earlier). All free versions of DraftSight (2018 or earlier) will cease to run after 12/31/2019.

Learn more about DraftSight 2019 here

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!