General Questions

Where can I find troubleshooting information for common issues in DraftSight?

Please visit below DraftSight community wiki page for troubleshooting information for common issues in DraftSight :

What are the different DraftSight packages available for purchase?

Refer below page from DraftSight website for different DraftSight packages and feature comparison:

Is the Free Version of DraftSight still available?

No, the DraftSight free offer has ended.

Is HomebyMe add-in available in DraftSight Mac version?

Currently, DraftSight Mac version does not have HomeByMe add-in available

Can I try DraftSight for free?

Yes, you can download and start a 30-day free trial of DraftSight Premium here:

How do I find out when a new version is available?

When a new version is available for Download the Home panel of the Task pane in DraftSight is updated with a notice of the new version being available to download.

The latest version is always available to download at

How does DraftSight compare to AutoCAD?

DraftSight Standard, Professional and Premium provide similar functionality compared with AutoCAD® and AutoCAD LT®.

Is DraftSight ImportPDF function supported in DraftSight Standard and Professional packages?

No, ImportPDF feature is not available in DraftSight Standard and Professional. PDFImport function is included in DraftSight Premium, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus packages. Standard and Professional users can purchase separate plugin (PDF Import Neo for DraftSight) to add this feature in their installation.

I’m a student, is there a DraftSight student edition offer?

If you are a student DraftSight Professional is an affordable option available as a 12-month subscription. Visit to purchase.

If you’re an educational institution, DraftSight offers Enterprise Plus for Education, which consists of Classroom Packs and Campus Packs. To purchase, please contact your reseller or visit to request a quote.

Can I purchase new DraftSight Standard license?

New DraftSight Standard license is no longer available for purchase. DraftSight Standard and Professional have merged to provide more capabilities for our clients.

Please refer to below link for more details:

If I have DraftSight Professional, can I upgrade to Premium or downgrade to Standard?

You’re able to upgrade at any time to DraftSight Premium by purchasing a new subscription online, or to DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus by contacting your reseller to purchase (subscription or non-subscription). At this time we do not offer downgrade ability. Visit to upgrade.

Where can I find feature matrix for different DraftSight packages?

How can I add more licenses to my existing subscription?

Today we recommend starting a new subscription for the additional licenses you need now. While we are working to provide pro-rated co-termed additional licenses we don’t yet support adding additional licenses to an existing subscription.

Alternatively, if you would like your additional license to be added to your existing subscription you can respond to your renewal reminder email sent 1 month before the subscription is set to renew and our commercial partner Cleverbridge will manually update the subscription at that time for you to include the additional licenses.

How can I get a discount coupon code for DraftSight?

To place an order for licenses of DraftSight you can begin at

You can pay by credit card, PayPal or wire transfer. We do not offer discounts for DraftSight Professional or Premium at this time

Where can I find Online Help for DraftSight Product Support?

Visit the Online Help for DraftSight here:

Visit the DraftSight Community to ask questions, get answers and connect with the Community.