DraftSight Offers a Solution to CAD Users Impacted by Changes

Trapped in a Rigid CAD Licensing Model?

2023 is off to a rocky start for some CAD users, as one of the larger software providers continues to make changes to its licensing model. In January, the provider removed a 5 percent discount promotion for three-year subscriptions, and as of February 7, 2023, customers can no longer renew multi-user subscriptions. This provider is transitioning all users to a named-user licensing model, retiring maintenance plans and subscriptions with multi-user access.

These licensing model changes mean that CAD users who previously relied on network licenses will now have to purchase a license for each user, increasing costs substantially. Take, for instance, a team of 30 that previously utilized six network licenses – they now must purchase 30 individual licenses to meet the End User License Agreement (EULA). This sharp increase in cost underscores the importance of a licensing model that offers options for businesses of all sizes and shapes.

That’s where network licensing comes in. It enables companies to pool their network seats and cover the changing needs of their rotating staff–all while keeping costs under control.

Flexible Licensing Options

DraftSight offers a solution to CAD users impacted by these changes. We believe it’s important to support you by offering a choice of licenses to match the way you work. Our flexible licensing plans include options for named-user, network, and even perpetual licensing, allowing you to continue working in a manner that makes sense for you and your team.

DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus solutions provide network licensing options for CAD users who need the flexibility to pool their licenses for rotating staff. The Enterprise solutions include all the features of DraftSight Professional, with the added benefit of network licensing and full technical support. Our Enterprise Plus solution also includes the advanced features in DraftSight Premium.

Making the switch to DraftSight is easy, with a user-friendly interface that looks, feels, and performs like other CAD software. Most clients report that they are up and running at the same level of efficiency in less than a day, with all of their LISP routines, layer state files, and Sheet Set Manager files working as expected. A deployment tool makes it easy to get a standardized installation out to all users.

One A&E Director says, “Once we realized that DraftSight Enterprise Plus could do everything our old software could, and that we would save a huge amount on the cost of licenses, it was a no-brainer to make the switch. I just wish we had done it sooner!”

Don’t wait, make the switch to DraftSight today. Try our free, 30-day trial of DraftSight Premium and see for yourself how it can handle your needs. Then, contact your Dassault Systemes Business Partner to get started with either of the DraftSight Enterprise options.

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.