Draftsight: an interesting CAD program for GNU / Linux

DraftSight: Program CAD free for GNU / Linux and compatible with AutoCAD. It also has versions for Windows and Mac.

Compatible with: Windows 32 and 64 bits, GNU / Linux (Packages for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse and Mandriva.) And Mac OS X.

DraftSight is a free proprietary 2D CAD (Computer Aided Design) program for engineers, architects, designers, students, and educators. The product was developed by Dassault Systèmes and allows users to create, edit and view DWG and DXF files.

A DWG file contains the binary data for CAD design and is the drawing format for many CAD programs. DWG is an abbreviation for "drawing". A DXF file is used to convert CAD files to a generic format that can be read by other CAD software products.

DraftSight competes in the market with more than three dozen hybrid 2D or 2D / 3D products. DraftSight for Windows was released in February 2011 and has been downloaded more than 1,8 million times as of December 2011. DraftSight uses Graebert's ARES as its platform, based on Qt.

It is available in these languages: English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, and Russian.

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  1.   Carlos Andres Soto Montiel said

    That application allowed me to make the industrial electrical design plans without having to go back to Windows 😛

  2.   Javier García said

    Thanks I will try 😀

  3.   Augustine Ferrario said

    Could you edit the post and clarify that the package exists in aur for arch users: it is called DraftSight

  4.   Jonah Trinity said

    One less reason to install Windows.

  5.   Let's use Linux said

    So is…

  6.   Lion-GXD said

    Thanks a lot! I had already forgotten that this application was also for GNU / Linux, it is vital to me because I study Mechanical Engineering and a CAD program is extremely necessary. I have been using it in Win and the truth is very good.

  7.   catusay said

    It is from the creators of solidsworks but I used it for a while and you can do the same things with librecad, you just have to find the way around it.

  8.   catusay said

    At the end of solidworks should this sign go?

  9.   Neo David Jimenez said

    interesting application

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  11.   eco-slacker said

    I was using it a lot a while ago just to read DWG files from my team that works with AutoCAD. I really liked it a lot, but now with LibreCAD I can do the same, it's just a matter of looking for it and that if for the DWG there is no other choice ...

  12.   abigfx said

    Thank you.

    In the world of GNU / LINUX it is good to know that there are very good tools and as friend Jonas trinidad says "one less reason to use windows"


  13.   Cristobal said

    Highly recommended, as it shares commands with CAD, which librecad and the other mugs do not. , only one outlook is missing (thunderbird is not up to outlook)
    Even so, I will only leave windows if the games could be installed on linux.

    And well besides that windows the truth makes me earn money, we are technical support if everyone uses linux…. I would not have money ...

  14.   Ana said

    Hello, I see that the entry is old, but let's see if I'm lucky.
    I have made some drawings with Draft Shigt and everything is perfect, the problem is that when I give them to my boss he says that he cannot open them. He works with autocad, he has the 2010 version. If I can open yours and since they are all .dwg I thought there would be no problem. Please if anyone knows any way to make them compatible… I don't know what to do!

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