For professionals and companies that need an advanced 2D CAD drafting solution with powerful, time-saving productivity functionalities and APIs to help bring their designs to life quickly and easily.

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Why Choose DraftSight Professional

Drafters, designers and engineers choose DraftSight Professional as their 2D CAD solution to create, view, manage, and convert drawings including DGN, PDF, DXF and DWG files. DraftSight Professional includes all features in DraftSight Standard, with additional powerful productivity-boosters to simplify the design process and get the job done fast. Plus, API access allows for complete customization of your experience.

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Top Features

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Image Tracer

Image Tracer is a powerful new feature in DraftSight 2019 that can save countless hours of design time. Quickly and painlessly convert simple or complex raster images to DWG files in seconds. Manually retracing or using a 3rd-party software is no longer necessary with this feature built directly into the DraftSight interface. Accurately trace logos, floor plans, and other images in .bmp, .png, and .jpg formats to convert to vector format. Once converted, the design can be easily saved, shared, or sent directly to a laser or vinyl cutter.

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Toolbox

Choose from a fully defined library of bolts, screws, nuts, washers and pins to easily insert standard hardware. International standards include ANSI, Imperial, BSI, DIN, ISO, and JIS. Generate holes and callouts, create a Bill of Materials, add balloons, welding symbols, surface finish symbols.

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API Customization

Automate tasks to speed up your production workflows with the DraftSight API. Integrate DraftSight Professional into your workflows that involve other systems like ERP, PDM, or other databases, and LISP Routines. Create add-ins that simulate the behavior of other CAD application add-ins.

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Interoperability

Open and share your designs with ease with support for multiple file types and formats. Import PDF, DGN or BAK files and convert them to DWG files, or import an SVG and insert it as a block. Additionally, import a .DSHBM file (exported from HomeByMe) to generate a 2D floor plan.

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Productivity Tools

Save valuable design time with enhanced usability and tools that eliminate manual and tedious tasks. Easily trim lines and entities with your mouse using Power Trim, print a file or a folder of files without having to open them with Batch Print, and more.

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More options, choices and tools to suit your design needs and preferences.

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More Features

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    Design Library

    Access a central location with user-defined reusable elements like blocks, which can be easily added to your drawing with a drag and drop.

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    Drawing Compare

    Graphically compare entities between two drawing documents and identify differences based on displayed color codes.

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    Batch Printing

    Send sets of drawings and sheets to printers in batch jobs, and save batch print jobs as Batch Print List (*.bpl) files for subsequent use.

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    G-Code Generator

    Convert drawing entities to a G-Code (.txt) file to send to a CNC machine for manufacturing or fabrication.

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    DGN Import

    Import and convert a DGN file format drawing into a DraftSight project for direct editing.

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    Placing Dimensions with Widgets

    Automatically place dimensions that are aligned with and spaced from other dimensions with predefined offset distances.

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    Dimension Snap Offset Distances

    Place and locate dimensions with more precision with “snaps”.

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    Formulas in Table Cells

    Calculate values like Sum, Average, and Count with formulas directly in your design’s table cells like any spreadsheet application.

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    Pattern Along a Path

    Quickly create a pattern of repeating entities along a predefined path.

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    HomeByMe Integration

    Access your floorplan created in HomeByMe from inside the DraftSight task pane and generate a fully-dimensioned 2D DWG file.

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    Block - Redefine Base Point

    Set a new base point for a block using the right mouse button.

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    Change Space

    Transfer entities from Model workspace to Sheet workspace and vice versa.

This offering can be purchased online for a 12-month Subscription and runs on Windows®. A 30-day free trial is available.Email online support for installation and activation issues is included.


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Feature Matrix

FEATURES DraftSight® 2021
Standard Professional Premium (3D) Enterprise Enterprise Plus (3D)
ESSENTIAL TOOLS
Draw Tools (Line, Polyline, Arc, Circle, Ellipse, Table, Hatch, Cloud, Block…)
Modify Tools (Move, Copy, Rotate, Array, Scale, Trim, Chamfer, Split…)
Layer, Block, Group, Print
Standard Compliant Drawings
Polyline Editing
Auto-Hiding of Palettes
Community Forum Support
Entity Highlighting
Hatch Layer
Discarding Duplicate Entities †
Quick Modify: Copy/Move/Rotate/Scale †
Insert Centerlines †
SVG scalable icons for HD displays
Hairline Option for Printout
Pasting to Active Layer †
Layer Preview
Block - Redefine Base Point
PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
Toolbox (BOM, Revision Table, Hardware, Holes, Welding/Surface/Finish Symbols…)
Design Resources Library
Batch Printing
Drawing Compare
Pattern Along a Path
Automatic Dimensioning *
Automatic Dimension Arrangement *
Automatic Trim Dimension Extension Lines *
Thumbwheel on the Dimension Palette *
Right Click to Select Arrow Heads *
Split Dimension
Mass Properties Calculations
Auto-Completion Commands
Arrow Key Nudging Entities
Quick Input Methods
Curved Text
Spiral, Helix
Using Formulas in Table Cells
Viewport Layer Freezing
Block Attribute Manager
G-Code Generator
Predefined Layer Support
Dimension Snap Offset Distances
Power Trim
Dimension – Auto-Placing with Widgets
Image Tracer
PREMIUM TOOLS
3D Tools
2D Constraints
INTEROPERABILITY TOOLS
AutoCAD® Dynamic Blocks Import *
3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace Integration
HomeByMe Integration
3D Content Central Integration *
3DEXPERIENCE, GEOVIA, DELMIA, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, PDM Connectors
PDF Import/Convert & Underlay †***************
DGN Import/Convert & Underlay
CUSTOMIZATION TOOLS
Application Programming Interface (API)
Macro Recording
ENTERPRISE TOOLS
Network License
Deployment Tool
Technical Support (Telephone, Email)

NOTES:

Professional feature available now in Standard version

* New feature in DraftSight 2021

** Maintenance/Upgrade: Optional

*** 3rd Party PDFImport/Convert for DraftSight Plugin available

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