DraftSight – 2D CAD Drafting and 3D Design Software

DraftSight® provides an intuitive 2D drafting and 3D design experience for architects, engineers, construction service providers, professional CAD users, designers, makers, manufacturers, educators, and hobbyists. DraftSight enables you to create, edit, view, and mark up any kind of DWG file. It offers a familiar user interface that facilitates a quick transition from comparable CAD applications.

Welcome to design freedom.

DraftSight 2019 is a feature-rich 2D and 3D CAD solution for architects, engineers and construction service providers, as well as professional CAD users, designers, educators and hobbyists.

The DraftSight we know and love. Only better.

DraftSight 2019 is major software upgrade that’s proven and powerful, and includes your most asked-for capabilities and functionality. DraftSight lets you create, edit, view and markup any kind of 2D and 3D DWG file with greater ease, speed and efficiency. Its familiar user interface facilitates a quick transition from your current CAD application.

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

Real design freedom is letting you work the way you want to work. It’s the ability to effortlessly go from 2D drafting to 3D modeling and back again in order to optimize and maximize designs. And the capability to seamlessly integrate with other Dassault Systèmes and SOLIDWORKS® solutions, including SOLIDWORKS PDM to easily manage your DWG file designs from first inspiration to final outcome.

DraftSight 2019 gives you the freedom to do what you do best — no matter who you are or what you’re trying to accomplish.

DraftSight Professional

The advanced 2D CAD drafting solution with powerful, time-saving functionalities and an API to help bring your designs to life quickly and easily. Ideal for companies, individuals, and designers.

DraftSight Premium

The robust 2D drafting and 3D design experience with full 3D capabilities and constraints features to help meet all of your drafting, modeling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing needs. Created for individuals, designers, companies, manufacturers and makers.


The comprehensive 2D drafting and 3D design solution to meet any drafting, modelling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing requirement. Includes full technical support, deployment and network licensing to enable concurrent usage. Designed for large organisations with many users or multiple sites.

Minimum 2 network shareable licenses.

Feature Comparison




2D Design Tools

Create basic elements such as lines, polylines, arcs, circles, ellipses, layers, blocks, and others.

2D Documentation Tools

Create basic annotation elements such as notes, dimensions, tables, hatches, clouds, and others.

Community Resources

Offer learning resources and a collaborative environment to interact with your peers, ask questions, and share opinions.

PDF Underlay

Attach pages of a PDF document to a drawing.


Quickly generate hardware, holes, balloons, Bills of Materials (BOMs), welding and surface finish symbols.

Batch Printing

Send a set of drawings and sheets to printers in a batch job.

Drawing Compare

Compare graphically similar entities between two drawing documents.

Power Trim

Trim multiple, adjacent entities by dragging the pointer across each entity.

G-Code Generator

Communicate with a CNC machine for fabrication.

DGN Import

Directly import and convert the DGN file format drawing into a DraftSight project for direct editing.

DraftSight APIs

Allow end users or third-party developers to customize and automate DraftSight.

Image Tracer

Convert an imported raster image file (ex. floor plan, logo) into vectorized line entities.

Using Formulas in Table Cells

Use formulas in cells with arithmetic operators and the Sum, Average, and Count functions.

Trimming of Hatches and Gradients

Trim hatches and gradients with the Trim and PowerTrim commands.

3D Modeling Tools

Introduces 3D modeling using basic geometrical shapes (ex. Box, Pyramid) or other methods (ex. Extrude, Revolve) with Boolean operations (ex. Union, Subtract).

2D Constraints

Use 2D Constraints to control drawing entities parametrically by specifying geometric and dimensional properties of entities.

Network License

Enable concurrent usage and compliance across the organization.

Deployment Wizard

Enable large groups of users to install or upgrade DraftSight.

Technical Support

Answer questions or troubleshoot issues related to DraftSight.

DraftSight Mechanical

DraftSight Mechanical includes all the features in DraftSight Premium, plus advanced features that allow you to update drawings containing mechanical entities in DWG format. You have the flexibility to work with DWG data on premises with DraftSight Mechanical or on the cloud with 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Mechanical connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Talk to our team about DraftSight Enterprise today!