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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More options, choices and tools to suit your design needs and preferences.
Access a central location with user-defined reusable elements like blocks, which can be easily added to your drawing with a drag and drop.
Graphically compare entities between two drawing documents and identify differences based on displayed color codes.
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.
Convert drawing entities to a G-Code (.txt) file to send to a CNC machine for manufacturing or fabrication.
Import and convert a DGN file format drawing into a DraftSight project for direct editing.
Placing Dimensions with Widgets
Automatically place dimensions that are aligned with and spaced from other dimensions with predefined offset distances.
Dimension Snap Offset Distances
Place and locate dimensions with more precision with “snaps”.
Formulas in Table Cells
Calculate values like Sum, Average, and Count with formulas directly in your design’s table cells like any spreadsheet application.
Pattern Along a Path
Quickly create a pattern of repeating entities along a predefined path.
Access your floorplan created in HomeByMe from inside the DraftSight task pane and generate a fully-dimensioned 2D DWG file.
Block - Redefine Base Point
Set a new base point for a block using the right mouse button.
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.
|Standard||Professional||Premium (3D)||Enterprise||Enterprise Plus (3D)|
|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|
|Auto-Hiding of Palettes|
|Community Forum Support|
|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 †|
|Block - Redefine Base Point|
|Toolbox (BOM, Revision Table, Hardware, Holes, Welding/Surface/Finish Symbols…)|
|Design Resources Library|
|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 *|
|Mass Properties Calculations|
|Arrow Key Nudging Entities|
|Quick Input Methods|
|Using Formulas in Table Cells|
|Viewport Layer Freezing|
|Block Attribute Manager|
|Predefined Layer Support|
|Dimension Snap Offset Distances|
|Dimension – Auto-Placing with Widgets|
|AutoCAD® Dynamic Blocks Import *|
|3DEXPERIENCE® Marketplace Integration|
|3D Content Central Integration *|
|3DEXPERIENCE, GEOVIA, DELMIA, SOLIDWORKS Electrical, PDM Connectors|
|PDF Import/Convert & Underlay †||***||***||***||***||***|
|DGN Import/Convert & Underlay|
|Application Programming Interface (API)|
|Technical Support (Telephone, Email)|
† Professional feature available now in Standard version
* New feature in DraftSight 2021
** Maintenance/Upgrade: Optional
*** 3rd Party PDFImport/Convert for DraftSight Plugin available