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DraftSight 2024 Features

DraftSight 2024 is a robust DWG design solution featuring a refined UI, tool palettes, layer palette, and the ability to merge layers for file size reduction. It introduces data link for Excel integration and efficient reference attachment. The update also brings enhanced hatch editing, improved layer control, a Mac OS Ribbon UI, and the unique ability to import CATIA drawings as DWG files. Explore all of the new features in DraftSight 2024.

Tool Palettes

Streamline the process of creating drawings and maintain uniformity. Access all your frequently utilized commands and functions conveniently in a single location. Guarantee that newly generated elements adhere to predefined standards throughout your drawings.

Layer Palette

Exercise greater layer control with the Layer Palette for all your layer commands within a single, accessible interface. The transition from a dialog box to a versatile palette not only enhances the visual workspace but also promotes efficiency. Now, you can efficiently manage your layers without interruption. This means that you can focus on your drawing, making adjustments to layers, and organizing your project, all while keeping your drawing in view.

CATIA Drawing Import

The DraftSight 2024 release includes support for CATIA drawings allowing you to collaborate with your supply chain with clarity and precision. You now have the ability to import CATIA drawings directly into DraftSight and open them as DWG files with no manual conversion required.

Enhanced User Interface

Navigate standard views and isometric views with ease by using the newly introduced View navigator in DraftSight 2024. Experience reduced eyestrain and enhanced feature visibility with the default Dark mode interface. In addition, a new workspace, CAD General, has been introduced. This workspace organizes all the tools in a conventional manner, similar to other CAD software’s, ensuring a smooth transition for DraftSight users.

Data Link

Introducing the new Data Link feature in DraftSight 2024. Now you can easily embed Excel files, maintaining real-time accuracy through two-way communication. Enhance your data management and foster cross-file collaboration with this advanced capability.

Merge Layer

DraftSight 2024 brings the Merge Layers feature, a robust tool designed to consolidate multiple layers into a single layer. This new addition simplifies complex drawings and allows for the organization of related entities, leading to optimized drawings that enhance efficiency and ensure precision in both 2D and 3D projects.

Attach Multiple Xrefs

Now you can conveniently attach multiple reference files at once. To utilize this feature, click "Attach Drawing" and choose the desired files, including image PDFs and DGN files. Reduce time spent managing file paths and get back to drafting quicker with this great new addition to DraftSight 2024.

Export Sheet

Now with DraftSight 2024 you can rapidly create new drawings from existing files without loss of detail. Export all the visible entities of the active sheet viewports in model space to a new drawing. This feature enables you to improve the legibility and focus of specific sections, areas, or views within your drawing by exporting scaled representations of model space, title blocks, and other annotative elements, including dimensions and notes.

Ribbon Based Interface for MacOS

Experience enhanced Ribbon UI for DraftSight on macOS. In the previous Mac version, the interface was menu-based with limited customization options. Now, macOS users can enjoy a unified, optimized user interface, providing the same experience as our Windows users.

Make Flat Snapshot Improvements

In DraftSight 2024, a significant improvement has been made to the Make Flat Snapshot command. Now, you can easily link foreground and hidden lines to specific layers from the Flat Snapshot dialog, enhancing organization and enabling swift visibility adjustments based on layer associations.

Reshaping Hatches

Explore the latest enhancements in DraftSight's hatch functionality, providing users with greater flexibility when reshaping hatches, all without the hassle of recreating them. This is achieved by breaking the associative link between the hatch and its original boundary, unlocking a range of grips surrounding the entire hatch. These grips empower users to execute a multitude of actions, including stretching, vertex insertion, and converting to arcs.

DraftSight Features

Feature Comparison

 

  Professional* Premium** Mechanical Enterprise Enterprise Plus
Basic Tools  
Draw tools (Line, Polyline, Arc, Circle, Ellipse, Table, Hatch, Cloud, Block...)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Modify tools (Move, Copy, Rotate, Array, Scale, Trim, Chamfer, Split...)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layer, Block, Group, Print
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spline Editing with Fit and Control Vertices 
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hatch Fill and Gradientr
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Discarding Duplicate Entities
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quick Modify: Copy/Move/Rotate/Scale
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Insert Centerlines
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pasting to Active Layer
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Layer Preview
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
View Navigator
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Productivity Tools  
Toolbox (BOM, Revision Table, Hardware, Holes, Welding/Surface/Finish Symbols…) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Design Resources Library Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Batch Printing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tool Palettes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Merge Layer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drawing Compare Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pattern (Linear, Polar, Path) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Dimensioning & Dimension Arrangement  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dimension Palette Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mass Properties Calculations Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quick Input Methods Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Using Formulas in Table Cells Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Viewport Layer Freezing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Block Attribute Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
G-Code Generator Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Trim Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image Tracer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pack and Go Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Publish to DWF format  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create & Edit Custom Blocks    Yes Yes   Yes
Sheet Set Manager    Yes Yes   Yes
3D Tools (3D Modeling, 3D Drafting, Solid Editing, Mesh, etc.)   Yes Yes   Yes
Constraints   Yes Yes   Yes
Mechanical Tools  
Open, edit and create Mechanical DWG files     Yes    
Create, edit Bill of Materials (BOMs)     Yes    
Edit and create part references     Yes    
Insert part reference Balloon annotations     Yes    
Automatically apply part references to Toolbox hardware     Yes    
Support for ANSI, ISO, Din, JIS, BSI drafting standards      Yes    
Interoperability Tools  
Dynamic Blocks Viewing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic Blocks Editing   Yes Yes   Yes
Auto/Visual LISP Import Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3DEXPERIENCE® Marketplace Integration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Data Link - Excel to DraftSight Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3DExperience Marketplace Integration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HomeByMe Integration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3D Content Central Integration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3DEXPERIENCE, DELMIA, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, PDM Connectors Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PDF Underlay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DGN Import/Convert & Underlay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CATIA drawing import Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PDF Import   Yes Yes Yes Yes
Customization Tools  
Application Programming Interface (API) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SVG scalable icons for HD displays Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dark mode  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Macro Recording Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Enterprise Tools  
Network License     Yes Yes Yes
Deployment Tool     Yes Yes Yes
Technical Support (Telephone, Email)     Yes Yes Yes
*Professional & Enterprise have the same features. The only differences are the licensing model, deployment tool, and support model. Contact us for more information.
**Premium & Enterprise Plus have the same features. The only differences are the licensing model, deployment tool, and support model. Contact us for more information.
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