DraftSight Mechanical: A CAD Revolution for Mechanical Design

DraftSight Mechanical is a significant addition to the DraftSight portfolio, tailored to professionals who work with mechanical entities and objects in DWG format. This innovative solution boasts a familiar user interface, ensuring an easy transition for users, and it supports various drafting standards, which are crucial for mechanical design workflows.

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The comprehensive support includes standards, such as ANSI, ISO, DIN, JIS, and BSI, allowing the use of empirical metrics or a dual-unit display as necessary. Customization options also enable users to adjust these standards to their preferences, including alterations to the hardware library.

DraftSight Mechanical is designed with the intention of consolidating design solutions within the 2D CAD market, addressing the needs of users who want a single vendor for both 3D and 2D design software requirements. This strategic move to enhance DraftSight’s capabilities aligns with the increasing demand for streamlined, comprehensive design solutions.

This integration of mechanical-specific features sets DraftSight Mechanical apart from DraftSight Professional and Premium, which offer essential 2D drafting tools and advanced productivity features, such as dynamic block editing, sheet sets, data extract, and PDF import, with the Premium version also including 3D solid modeling.

However, DraftSight Mechanical uniquely facilitates the updating of drawings originally created with other mechanical 2D solutions, emphasizing its specialized focus on mechanical design.

Navigating the Evolution of 2D CAD: DraftSight Mechanical

In the realm of computer-aided design, a significant trend is observed towards the consolidation of design solutions, with a growing preference for sourcing both 3D and 2D design software from a single vendor. This shift in the 2D CAD market has been recognized, and to address this evolving need, investments have been channeled into enhancing product offerings.

DraftSight Mechanical represents a strategic response to this market demand, offering a comprehensive suite of capabilities tailored to meet the specific requirements of clients. Designed to handle mechanical entities and objects within the DWG file format efficiently, DraftSight Mechanical maintains an intuitive user interface, ensuring a seamless transition for users. It fully supports a range of drafting standards such as ANSI, ISO, DIN, JIS, and BSI, facilitating versatility and customization.

By providing options to adapt hardware libraries and implement dual unit displays, it caters to a diverse set of user preferences. Emphasizing the importance of compatibility and updating capabilities, DraftSight Mechanical stands out by enabling the modification of existing mechanical data within drawings, a feature distinctive from other versions in its portfolio.

This functionality ensures that parts lists and BOMs remain accurate and up-to-date, which is critical for maintaining the integrity of mechanical documentation. The integration of part references adds an additional layer of intelligence to 2D entities, streamlining the creation and management of BOMs. Furthermore, with the introduction of new commands and the reinforcement of familiar features, such as the hardware library and the screw connection wizard, DraftSight Mechanical consolidates its position as a comprehensive solution in the 2D CAD space, poised to meet the ever-evolving needs of the industry.

What are the Design Features in DraftSight Mechanical?

DraftSight Mechanical, designed specifically for mechanical entities and objects in the DWG file format, comes equipped with a robust hardware library containing standard mechanical components. This library allows users to choose from a variety of bolts, screws, washers, and pins, in accordance with the mechanical standards selected. The hardware components can be customized to meet unique design requirements by adding, modifying, or removing parts from the library.

The integration of a screw connection wizard further enhances the user experience by enabling easy configuration of screw or bolt connections, complete with washers and nuts, ensuring only standard-compliant parts are selected.

Additional mechanical design features in DraftSight Mechanical include the creation of holes, tables, and callouts. These tools facilitate the detailing of designs with surface finish indications and welding symbols.

For documentation and tracking of design revisions, revision tables can be inserted, which is essential for maintaining the integrity of mechanical drawings over time. All these features are crucial for professionals looking to produce accurate mechanical drawings that adhere to established drafting standards, such as ANSI, ISO, DIN, JIS, and BSI.

With the ability to also show dual unit display and the option to customize these standards, DraftSight Mechanical provides a comprehensive solution for mechanical design.

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Want to learn more about DraftSight Mechanical and see its features in action? We’re hosting a comprehensive webinar on April 25th at 11am EST. During this event, we’ll provide an in-depth overview of DraftSight Mechanical and answer your questions in real-time during the Q&A session. Register now to secure your spot and take your 2D mechanical design to the next level!


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.