Is the Free Version of DraftSight still available?

Can I try DraftSight for free?

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

How does DraftSight compare to AutoCAD?

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

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

If you’re a student, DraftSight Standard is an affordable option at just $99 for 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.

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.

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 we can 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 Standard, Professional or Premium at this time.

How do I renew DraftSight?

When you purchase DraftSight online, you are purchasing a subscription that automatically renews after the purchased term expires. One month before your renewal you will receive a notice regarding how to pay for your renewal. You can opt-out of the automatic renewal by managing your subscription which you can do from your purchase confirmation.

To check your order status use the order look up:

Can I keep using DraftSight after I cancel my Subscription?

If you cancel your subscription it stops the auto-billing for your renewal.

This means you will not be notified or billed for your renewal as you are signaling that you do not wish to renew it.

When you purchase you buy a 12-month term license that enables you to use DraftSight and activate each license key purchased on at most 1 machine concurrently. Each license can be transferred from one machine to another by first deactivating and then reactivating as long as the license is valid.