DraftSight 2019 – Excellent 2D Drafting & 3D Design

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DraftSight 2019 – New Features

DraftSight 2019, released March 18th, contains many new capabilities customers like you have requested, including full 3D DWG design capabilities, image vectorization technology (IVT), an integration with the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace, inter-operability with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and Simulation, and more.

Since its launch in 2010, DraftSight has served the 2D drafting and DWG design market enabling customers worldwide to maintain 2D legacy design data as well as support traditional 2D design workflows. The DraftSight product portfolio delivers the right amount of functionality for different needs. As such, the portfolio has evolved in the past few years to fulfill demands and our user base surpassed 2 million in 2018. To better align with the needs of users, SOLIDWORKS shifted their focus to the commercial DraftSight portfolio.

The demand for an innovative and evolving alternative to comparable DWG design solutions continues growing in our worldwide customer base. In fact, 30 percent of DraftSight users are currently SOLIDWORKS customers.

DraftSight 2019 gives more freedom for you to design with innovative new capabilities and greater flexibility.

Find these FAQs below to answer some common questions.

FAQs

How does this impact existing free users?

All previous releases of the DraftSight free version (ex. 2018, 2017, 2016…) will no longer function after December 31, 2019. Please note, re-activation will still be possible from March 18 until December 31, 2019. Additionally, existing free users can purchase DraftSight 2019 from GSC or the DraftSight online store

What is the new pricing and packaging?

The new packaging is as follows:

*DraftSight Standard at $99 per year through Online Store

  • For individuals, students, educators, hobbyists, and others that need a straightforward 2D CAD drafting solution with a familiar user interface.

*DraftSight Professional at $199 per year through Online Store

  • For professionals and companies that need an advanced 2D CAD drafting solution with powerful, productivity boosting features and API to help bring their designs to life quickly and easily.

*DraftSight Premium at $499 per year through Online Store

  • For individuals, designers, makers, manufacturers, professionals, and companies that need a robust 2D drafting and 3D design experience to help meet their needs on drafting, modeling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing.
  • It includes all DraftSight Professional features plus a comprehensive set of 3D DWG design and constraint capabilities.

*DraftSight Enterprise at $399 per year or perpetual license ($499 per license + $299 for maintenance) through GSC

  • For large organizations with many users or multiple sites that need an advanced 2D CAD drafting solution with powerful, productivity boosting features and API to help bring their designs to life quickly and easily.
  • It includes full technical support and network licensing to enable concurrent usage across the organization.
  • Please note existing DraftSight Enterprise customers can renew their licenses for the $299 maintenance price.

*DraftSight Enterprise Plus at $699 a year or perpetual license ($899 per license + $499 for maintenance) through GSC

  • For large organizations with many users or multiple sites that need a robust 2D drafting and 3D design experience to help meet their needs on drafting, modeling, prototyping, manufacturing, laser cutting and 3D printing.
  • It includes all DraftSight Enterprise features plus a comprehensive set of 3D DWG design and constraint capabilities, full technical support and network licensing to enable concurrent usage across the organization.

Questions, Comments, Concerns

As always, reach out to us at GSC if you have any inquiries. You can call 800-454-2233 now to talk to our staff.

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