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DraftSight 2D CAD: Industrial Engineering and Design Software

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What Is CAD Software for Industrial Design and Engineering?

Industrial design is part art, part science. Designers are creative and collaborative, yet technical and analytical. Whether working on cars, appliances, or equipment and machinery, they need industrial design software that lets them stay agile and innovative, but also maintains links to past designs, templates, and drawings.

Industrial design software helps you:

  • Create and generate product concepts
  • Optimize complex processes and systems
  • Visualize and communicate design aesthetics
  • Render photo-realistic images and 3D models
  • Produce instructions on how to build the product
  • Collaborate across teams and departments


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The Right Industrial Design Software for You

The industrial design tools you choose can have a big impact on your success. In such a fluid and forward-thinking industry, old systems are quickly becoming out-of-date and inefficient. DraftSight easily integrates with your existing tech, yet also supports legacy users and data. Here’s how today’s industrial engineering and design software can help.


Handle Hard-to-Solve Problems

Every industrial engineering software use case is unique. If you work with hard-to-handle materials, one-of-a-kind equipment, or just need to put traditional building blocks together in new ways, the ability to make small tweaks without going back to the drawing board is essential. The ideal CAD solution lets you diagnose and fix potential design problems before the prototyping stage, so you can get it right the first time.

Handle Hard-to-Solve Problems
Improve Productivity and Efficiency

Improve Productivity and Efficiency

One of the biggest benefits of CAD software for industrial design is that your team can quickly explore ideas, analyze designs, and determine the best concepts. The software can make many calculations without manual input, and it will automatically save components, dimensions, angles, and measurements. Industrial design software also makes it easy to share and collaborate, whether your team is across the office or across the world.

Communicate Your Vision

Industrial designers and engineers are visionaries, but communicating that vision isn’t always easy. Software for industrial design allows you to create clear, standardized, and legible drawings so that both clients and other departments can understand your team’s ideas. It isn’t just art for art’s sake, either. A clear vision can help you prepare better quotes and shorten the proposal process.

Communicate Your Vision
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Why DraftSight is the Best Software for Industrial Design

Drawing & Editing

Easily creates plant layouts, P&ID diagrams, and photo-realistic renderings

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Integrates seamlessly with your existing tech stack and employee skill sets

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Flexible seats with network licensing, along with flexible workflows.

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Why Choose DraftSight’s Industrial Design Software

DraftSight is the ultimate editor for DWG and DXF files, from the makers of SOLIDWORKS. Our feature-rich 2D and 3D CAD design and automation tools can help you accelerate productivity, simplify your processes, and save resources.



  • Easy-to-learn drawing, layout, and schematics
  • Create, view, and edit DWG, DXF, and DGN files


  • Integration with SOLIDWORKS
  • Access and handle legacy design data
  • Incorporate automation routines


  • Greater licensing flexibility
  • Cost effective
  • Supports legacy users

Explore Our Industrial Design Tools

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See how a leading maker of equipment for hard-to-handle materials uses DraftSight to accelerate drawing, layout, and P&ID development.


Why Choose DraftSight’s Industrial Design Software?

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Securely share data and effortlessly connect people, data, and project management



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