7 Business Challenges Solved with 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight

Across industries, businesses worldwide face rapidly changing conditions and unforeseen challenges. Growth-oriented organizations are accelerating digital transformation, streamlining critical processes, and advancing collaboration.

Improving product development processes, and freeing up more design and engineering time for innovation, is critical not only to get products to market faster than the competition, but also to create high-quality products. Finding new ways to do things more efficiently, more productively, and at the highest quality prepares your organization for sustained growth, despite today’s challenges.

Let’s take a closer look at seven critical business challenges and how 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight can help you solve these challenges and scale your organization for growth.

7 Critical Business Challenges

  • Data Security
  • Data Accessibility
  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Inefficient Collaboration
  • Productivity
  • Time to Market


What is 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight?

DraftSight comes in two modes: Desktop and Cloud. Desktop products are on-premise while Cloud-connected (3DEXPERIENCE) products enable you to manage drawing files and design data on the cloud in a collaborative environment.

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight combines your preferred 2D CAD solution with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to access additional design and data management capabilities and help free up one of your most critical business resources – time. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight is part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio of cloud solutions, bringing all your team members together onto a single collaborative platform.

1. Data Security

Have you ever had a critical file lost to a faulty hard drive? One of the most valuable resources in business today is data. With 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight, your organization’s design data is stored securely and always accessible from anywhere and at any time. Designs can be stored online, easily reused, and securely managed. Data cannot be lost or deleted accidentally.

2. Data Accessibility

How much time have you wasted trying to find the right file? What about searching through emails for an attachment? With 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight, you can quickly organize your data on a single platform, connected to your whole team. With all the data in the same place, everyone has real-time access to a single source of truth, which helps teams avoid the risk of being out of sync on drawing revisions.

The way we work has changed, with more workers in remote and satellite locations and mobile connectivity has become more important. With 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight you can access your data from any device, easily and reliably. Sharing design data with stakeholders throughout the design process improves decision-making and helps save time and money in the development process.

3. Time Management

Is your organization finding itself with more to do with fewer resources? 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight helps your team work smarter and save time by streamlining design, communication, and data management in a single platform. Integrated communication tools instantly increase design project efficiencies and accelerate decision-making and signoffs. Design efficiencies also increase by getting real-time design feedback from manufacturing partners and vendors, avoiding potentially expensive downstream issues.

4. Communication

Outside of work, what is your primary device for communicating? For most of us, it’s our phones, with our smartphones being one of the first things we look at in the morning, and one of the last things we look at before going to bed. With communication being increasingly mobile, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform makes communication easy on any device in a way that is a natural part of workflows. You can create project communities from an exclusive, secure place on the platform to enable everyone to make posts, ask questions, or present product ideas. This makes traceability automatic—no more managing tons of project emails. Communication threads enable stakeholders to resolve questions without needing to dig through piles of emails and associated folders. Tools that support communication can instantly increase design project efficiencies.

5. Inefficient Collaboration

How efficient are your meetings, design reviews, and group emails? These activities require a significant amount of time but aren’t always efficient in getting decisions made. At times, teams become so busy that collaboration break downs, causing critical insights to be missed. Collaboration with stakeholders is critical in today’s product development process and gives your business a strategic advantage. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides the infrastructure and tools to bring stakeholders together in a singular, dynamic environment. The result is faster, more efficient design, readying your business for the next phase of success. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight can also facilitate better partner and vendor collaboration.

6. Productivity

3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight provides a scalable, online environment for managing design and planning with maximum traceability and flexibility. Teams work efficiently with structured processes in place to track progress. Connected communities collaborate across disciplines to enable faster and better product development. Eliminating operational and process bottlenecks with structured collaboration tools provides designers and engineers more time to focus on design and innovation.

The cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform has workflows for drawing readiness, including sign-offs and approvals along with the distribution of drawings and access rights. All these powerful tools make it easy to go from concept to design, to production, and beyond, no matter where your team members are located.

7. Time to Market

Today’s fast-paced global market requires development processes to become increasingly condensed. Accelerating your design process is critical for many organizations. Our business landscape is complex, and businesses need tools that support agility and smarter workflows. Connecting DraftSight to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform gives your organization tools that are easy to use to develop designs faster, and at a higher quality.

Preparing for growth and embracing organizational change with the right technology investments is the best way to scale your organization for the future. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight integrates your CAD design solution with critical organizational tools, connecting every stakeholder, anytime, anywhere, on any device. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight is extremely easy to implement and enables you to manage all facets of your design development process while reducing infrastructure costs, IT overhead, software maintenance and complexity.

Are you ready for a demo? Or do you have questions about connecting DraftSight to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform? Contact us for more information.

Proven DWG-file-based CAD at the best value on the market. DraftSight, brought to you by Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, has been trusted by millions of users worldwide. DraftSight provides a familiar, intuitive 2D drafting experience with options for advanced productivity tools, 3D design capabilities, parametric constraints, and flexible licensing options including perpetual licenses and network licenses for organizations with multiple users or sites. DraftSight’s command and file compatibility and support for legacy drawings and data like Dynamic Blocks facilitate a quick transition from AutoCAD with a minimal learning curve. Visit DraftSight.com to learn more.