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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: draftsight.com/freetrial

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 DraftSight.com 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 DraftSight.com/RAQ 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 DraftSight.com 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 DraftSight.com

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: https://www.cleverbridge.com/?scope=cusecolp

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.

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How can I restore DraftSight to default Settings

Please follow these steps in order to return DraftSight to use the default settings:

 

1. Ensure that DraftSight is not running.

2. In Windows, open a File Explorer window and browse to this location: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming. If the AppData folder is not visible, it can be shown using the folder options in the File Explorer options :  View > Hidden Items

3. Locate the folder called ‘DraftSight’.

3. Select it with the mouse and then click the right mouse button and select ‘Rename’. Type a new folder name : DraftSight_old

4. Restart DraftSight.

The next time you launch DraftSight, it will generate fresh user settings.

 

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:xeoukthsQfKaCFG_cU9IxA

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

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. 

 

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:ifFvMzXXQWWmvV9dqN-2mA

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

How to restore DraftSight to default settings on an Apple Mac computer?

1) Make sure that DraftSight is not running.

 2) Navigate to location:  /Users/ [USERNAME]/Library/Preferences and rename the folder "DraftSight" to "DraftSight_old".

 3) Restart DraftSight.  

When DraftSight starts, new user settings will be created.

If you cannot locate the 'Preferences' folder, it might be hidden. To show the folder press keys Command+Shift+> on the location panel. 

 

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:NkZj9uaxScK535Q3PxyzoQ

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

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”

a) /Users/[USERNAME]/Library/Preferences/DraftSight

b) /Users/Shared/DraftSight

c) /Users/[USERNAME]/Library/Application Support/Dassault Systemes/DraftSight

d) /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.

Why won't DraftSight launch using the Beta serial number for Apple Mac computers?

The beta program for DraftSight Mac version concluded on 31st Aug 2020.  That version of the software will no longer run and the serial number is no longer valid. .

In order to continue using DraftSight on Mac computers, please:

1. Purchase a license for DraftSight Mac from: www.DraftSight.com Be sure to select the option for the Mac version on the website.

 

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:Ou3GS4suQ7-rtACGOMSOBQ

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

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.