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DraftSight Standard DraftSight Professional Draftsight Premuim DraftSight Enterprise Draftsight Enterprise Plus
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.


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

Design Resources Library

Provide a central location for user-defined reusable elements such as blocks.

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.

PDF Underlay

Attach pages of a PDF document to a drawing.

DraftSight APIs

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

Placing Dimensions with Dimension Widgets

Place dimensions automatically along Bounding Boxes aligned with other dimensions and spaced with the predefined offset distances.

Quick Input Methods

Provide a command entry interface near the cursor to input coordinates, distances, and angles.

Curved Text

Place text along an arc to better control the text direction and location.

Network Licence

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.

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