DraftSight 2D CAD Drafting and 3D Design Software

What is DraftSight?

DraftSight is a 2D CAD drafting and 3D design software designed specifically for engineers. It has a user-friendly interface similar to other CAD tools like AutoCAD. With additional productivity features and flexible licensing options, DraftSight is a cost-friendly solution for your design needs.

Key Advantages:

  • Endless Flexibility: Easily work with traditional 2D CAD formats like DWG and DXF, enabling collaboration and sharing with others.
  • Integration with Data Management Platforms: DraftSight integrates with SOLIDWORKS PDM and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. This combines high-end 2D CAD capabilities with industry-leading data management for elevated designs.
  • Customized for you: DraftSight is an easy-to-use solution for your 2D CAD projects, like facility layouts and electrical schematics.

What is DraftSight?

Enhance Your Design Workflow with DraftSight's Seamless Integration into SOLIDWORKS Applications

Get ahead with DraftSight’s smooth integration into SOLIDWORKS apps, ensuring safe data management, version control, and simple 2D drawing transfer. Boost productivity and collaboration while streamlining your design processes.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard & Professional

SOLIDWORKS DraftSight fully integrates your existing SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional vault. This integration keeps your DraftSight documents safe and organized, making working on your design projects easier.


DraftSight integrates with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. This allows for easy copy and paste of 2D drawing information from DraftSight to SOLIDWORKS. Great for reusing existing drawings and enabling a smooth transition from 2D to 3D design.


Experience the power of high-end Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight. Enjoy the convenience of accessing it anywhere, any time, enhancing your design capabilities and collaboration potential.


Effortlessly edit symbols in SOLIDWORKS Electrical using DraftSight with a simple right-click. Utilize DraftSight as a viewer and markup tool, enhancing your design capabilities further. Seamless integration for a streamlined design process.

Convenient File Formats

Unlock the potential of traditional 2D CAD files with DraftSight’s seamless compatibility. Whether it’s DWG, DXF, or SAT formats, effortlessly open, create, and modify your designs. After finishing your work, easily export it to various file formats to collaborate and share your creations effortlessly:
DraftSight File Formats

Tools to Help Your 2D to 3D Design Process


Explore a world of possibilities with DraftSight’s extensive content integration. Access and utilize content from over 700 providers seamlessly in your designs. You can easily share your creations with over 180 service providers through the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace integration. DraftSight users can easily design, prototype, 3D print, or send projects for manufacturing, simplifying the entire design process.


HomeByMe, brought to you by Dassault Systèmes, is a cutting-edge cloud-based 3D architectural design tool. With the HomeByMe add-in, users can easily document, dimension, and save architectural drawings of their home designs. This powerful combination provides a seamless and efficient solution for creating and visualizing stunning architectural projects.

Toolbox (Professional, Premium, and Enterprise)

Toolbox is a reliable and familiar asset for SOLIDWORKS users. It comprises a comprehensive library of hardware and automation design tools, adhering to national and international standards. You can use regular hardware in your designs with automated features. This makes the design process simpler and more accurate according to industry standards.

G-Code Generator (Professional, Premium, and Enterprise)

The G-Code generator in DraftSight converts your drawings into code. This code enables you to operate different CNC machines, such as milling machines, lasers, water jets, and CNC routers. This feature helps you quickly turn your designs into instructions for CNC machines, improving your abilities for different manufacturing processes.

LISP Files support (*.lsp, *.mnl, and *.dll)

With the DraftSight API, automate tasks using custom commands and macros. This tool accommodates widely-used programming languages such as C++, C#, VB.NET, JavaScript, and LISP, facilitating seamless integration and boosting efficiency.

PDM/PLM Integration

DraftSight offers effortless integration with top-tier data management tools, including SOLIDWORKS PDM and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Storing and sharing your 2D CAD files has never been simpler. Connect easily, centralize CAD data, collaborate with others, and improve design efficiency by having all your data in one place.

Image Tracer (Professional, Premium, and Enterprise)

DraftSight’s Image Tracer feature allows you to swiftly and precisely convert raster images and non-CAD files into editable 2D drawings. With this tool, you can effortlessly transform images into editable formats, saving time and ensuring accuracy in your design process.

Draw Compare (Professional, Premium, and Enterprise)

With DraftSight’s intuitive document comparison tool, you can effortlessly and rapidly visualize the differences between two documents. This feature helps you understand the differences between documents or drawings, making your design review process more efficient.

DraftSight Training

Through our partnership with SolidProfessor, we offer access to the TPM1 Program, featuring hours of self-paced video training content. We divide the training into short, simple videos. You can watch them whenever you want and learn at your own speed.
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