Browse 2D DWG files and simply drag and drop them into your drawings as blocks directly from the DraftSight task pane.
Why Choose DraftSight Professional
Drafters, designers and engineers choose DraftSight Professional as their 2D CAD solution to create, view, manage, and convert drawings including DGN, PDF, DXF and DWG files. DraftSight Professional includes all features in DraftSight Standard, with additional powerful productivity-boosters to simplify the design process and get the job done fast. Plus, API access allows for complete customization of your experience.
Quickly and painlessly convert simple or complex raster images to DWG files in seconds. Manually retracing or using a 3rd-party software is no longer necessary with this feature built directly into the DraftSight interface. Accurately trace logos, floor plans, and other images in .bmp, .png, and .jpg formats to convert to vector format. Once converted, the design can be easily saved, shared, or sent directly to a laser or vinyl cutter.
More top features include:
3D ContentCentral® in the Task Pane
Choose from a fully defined library of bolts, screws, nuts, washers and pins to easily insert standard hardware. International standards include ANSI, Imperial, BSI, DIN, ISO, and JIS. Generate holes and callouts, create a Bill of Materials, add balloons, welding symbols, surface finish symbols.
BAK, DGN & PDF Import
Open and share your designs with ease with support for multiple file types and formats. Import PDF, DGN or BAK files and convert them to DWG files, or import an SVG and insert it as a block. Additionally, import a .DSHBM file (exported from HomeByMe) to generate a 2D floor plan.
Automate tasks to speed up your production workflows with the DraftSight API. Integrate DraftSight Professional into your workflows that involve other systems like ERP, PDM, or other databases, and LISP Routines. Create add-ins that simulate the behavior of other CAD application add-ins.
Save valuable design time with enhanced usability and tools that eliminate manual and tedious tasks. Easily trim lines and entities with your mouse using Power Trim, print a file or a folder of files without having to open them with Batch Print, and more.
Auto Trim Dimension Extension Lines
Dragging dimensions to other areas of your geometry no longer requires manual trimming or adjusting.
Auto Dimension and Auto Arrange Dimensions
Automatically create dimensions for selected elements, then preview and easily adjust their placements as desired.
Thumbwheel for Dimension Palette
Easily adjust spacing of dimensions by dragging the wheel.
Access a central location with user-defined reusable elements like blocks, which can be easily added to your drawing with a drag and drop.
Graphically compare entities between two drawing documents and identify differences based on displayed color codes.
Send sets of drawings and sheets to printers in batch jobs, and save batch print jobs as Batch Print List (*.bpl) files for subsequent use.
Convert drawing entities to a G-Code (.txt) file to send to a CNC machine for manufacturing or fabrication.
Import and convert a DGN file format drawing into a DraftSight project for direct editing.
Placing Dimensions with Widgets
Automatically place dimensions that are aligned with and spaced from other dimensions with predefined offset distances.
Dimension Snap Offset Distances
Place and locate dimensions with more precision with “snaps”.
Formulas in Table Cells
Calculate values like Sum, Average, and Count with formulas directly in your design’s table cells like any spreadsheet application.
Pattern Along a Path
Quickly create a pattern of repeating entities along a predefined path.
Precisely place text along an arc by controlling the text direction and location.
Access your floorplan created in HomeByMe from inside the DraftSight task pane and generate a fully-dimensioned 2D DWG file.
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What customers say about DraftSight
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Includes all features in DraftSight Standard plus:
- Productivity Tools
- API Customization
- And much more
$199 / year