Download and Installation

How to perform a clean re-install of DraftSight on an Apple Mac?

Please follow the steps below to perform a clean reinstallation of the DraftSight® software. Please note, these steps should only be followed by a suitably qualified person. Incorrectly deleting the wrong folder will cause issues with other applications.

  1. Delete "/Applications/DraftSight" to uninstall DraftSight.
  2. Check if the following folders are present and rename them to “DraftSight_old”
    1.  /Users/[USERNAME]/Library/Preferences/DraftSight
    2.  /Users/Shared/DraftSight
    3.  /Users/[USERNAME]/Library/Application Support/Dassault Systemes/DraftSight
    4.  /Users/[USERNAME]/Documents/DraftSight_root_autosave

A full description of this process is available in the DraftSight Community in this Wiki post:

https://r1132100503382-eu1-3dswym.3dexperience.3ds.com/#community:51/wiki:4wr0nnoNSwmBgPsgqRAL8w

If the link does not direct you to the post, copy and paste the link into your web-browser address bar.

Where can I download latest version of DraftSight

Latest version of DraftSight is available for download at: www.DraftSight.com/download

Can I install and use DraftSight on more than one computer?

You can install DraftSight on any machine that meets the installation requirements.

Each software license enables one machine to be active at a time while the license is valid. To use DraftSight on more than one machine you should purchase and activate an additional license for each machine. You can transfer one license from one machine to another, but you will need to deactivate the license on the current machine before attempting to reactivate on a new machine and there are limits to how often you can do this.

Where can I find older versions of Draftight installer?

The DraftSight website shares the latest version of DraftSight. Contact DraftSight Technical support for older version installation file.

Why I am unable to download latest version installer from DraftSight website?

Download issues are mostly caused due to web-browser settings or network connectivity. To fix these issues

  1. Check network connectivity
  2. Try to download using a different browser
  3. To turn off pop-up blockers and clear your browser cache> restart the browser and test

Is DraftSight supported on ARM64 based devices?

No DraftSight is not supported on ARM based devices.

Does DraftSight support Windows 7?

Microsoft has ended the support for Windows 7 in January 2020.

Therefore, DraftSight 2020 will be the last release supporting Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit), Window 8.1 (32 and 64 bit) and Mac 10.12 (Sierra). Please upgrade your operating system if you plan to use DraftSight 2021 or future releases.

Is Draftsight supported on Windows 11?

Yes starting from 2023 release DraftSight is supported on Windows 11 operating system. Check system requirements page for supported system configurations: https://www.draftsight.com/media/system-requirements-draftsight

How do I deploy or install DraftSight®, administratively, via 'msiexec' command-line script or batch file?

Is there a tool to manage the deployment of DraftsSight Enterprise to multiple users?

Yes. The DraftSight Deployment Wizard provides this functionality. The guide for using this tool is available from the DraftSight User Forum: https://r1132100503382-eu1-3dswym.3dexperience.3ds.com/#community:51/wiki:tznafFcvTiSqgSX_mWQlQQ

License Activation

How can I reset the DraftSight license information on an Apple Mac computer?

Please follow these steps to refresh the license information on the computer. It can resolve some activation problems. 

  1. Ensure that DraftSight is not running. Browse to this location where the DraftSight serial number information is stored: ~/Library/Preferences/com.solidworks.licenses.serialnumbers.plist
  2. Rename the above .plist file to "com.solidworks.licenses.serialnumbers.plist_old"
  3. Start DraftSight again. It will prompt you to enter your serial number.
  4. Follow the steps to reactivate your license. 

What causes “Activation transaction failed. Activation count exceeded…3/0” when trying to activate my license?

This error occurs when the license is already active on another computer. You must follow the steps below to deactivate and release the license from that PC before it can be activated on another PC.

A full description of this process is available in the DraftSight Community in this Wiki post:

https://r1132100503382-eu1-3dswym.3dexperience.3ds.com/#community:51/wiki:AwKV5cpbQrOLfzbh8t6B7w

If the link does not direct you to the post, copy and paste the link into your web-browser address bar.

How do I transfer (deactivate) my DraftSight license from one Computer and install it on another?

  1. Start DraftSight and click on Down Arrow beside Help ? at the top right of your DraftSight screen.
  2. Click on Activate DraftSight and take note of your DraftSight Serial Number.  You will need this. Just click on cancel once you’ve got the details.

A full description of this process is available in the DraftSight Community in this Wiki post:

https://r1132100503382-eu1-3dswym.3dexperience.3ds.com/#community:51/wiki:LM_qExSoQk6fWyEq1szD1w

If the link does not direct you to the post, copy and paste the link into your web browser address bar.

Can DraftSight SNL network license be taken offline for usage when not connected to server?

Yes, SNL  licenses can be taken offline from SNL manager. This allows the user to launch DraftSight when they are not connected to the SNL Manager. Refer below link for detailed steps:   https://r1132100503382-eu1-3dswym.3dexperience.3ds.com/#community:51/wiki:MbLObWhbSd27YCm5-wnciQ       

Can DraftSight DSLS network license be taken offline for usage when not connected to server?

Yes, DSLS  licenses can be taken offline from Dassault Systemes License Server (DSLS). This allows the user to launch DraftSight when they are not connected to the DSLS. Refer below link for detailed steps:      https://r1132100503382-eu1-3dswym.3dexperience.3ds.com/#community:51/wiki:p1tSaYPySImJGBmUKXgDpA