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Block Attributes in DraftSight - create basic block geometry, open block attribute definition window to add block attribute, define geometry, text as block, apply EditBlockAttribute command to edit block after block is inserted in SOLIDWORKS, Dave Murray, CADimensions Blog, Dec 30, 2014

DraftSight Screw Connections - creating fastener stack-ups in DraftSight as well as documenting them with balloons, bills of materials, YouTube, Oct 23, 2014

Is Free DraftSight CAD Usable CAD? - DraftSight provides 2D tools with simple UI, premium version offers API to write LISP programs, responsive technical support, deployment wizard, worth a consideration software, Ryan Reid, CADdigest.com, May 24, 2013

DraftSight v1R2.1 - free app with AutoCAD-like interface, mouse gestures, full suite of dimensioning commands, supports line types, RK McSwain, Cadalyst, Nov 28, 2012

Fix Your Draftsight Activation Problem - open registry editor, delete SWActivation key, connect internet, close registry editor, start DraftSight to complete activation, Boxer's SolidWorks Blog, Oct 23, 2012

Dassault Systemes DraftSight Q&A - Aaron Kelly on relationship between DraftSight and SolidWorks, use by NGOs, trends in developing engineering design software, Jim Romeo, Desktop Engineering, July 2, 2012

A User Reviews DraftSight, the Free and Pro Versions - free version is awesome, but pro version is not quite ready for prime time, requires to buy minimum 5 seats, Bill Tybring, WorldCAD Access, Apr 2, 2012

Creating an Isometric Drawing with DraftSight - YouTube, Feb 21, 2012

Low-Cost CAD has Innovative In-Drawing UI Elements, Too, Just Like the Big Boys - 3D direct modeling component, quad cursor, added to Bricscad V12; mouse gestures added to DraftSight, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 7, 2012

That Free DraftSight Keeps Getting Better - runs more OS than does AutoCAD, one command can place every kind of dimension, dimensions can be placed in sheet view, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 27, 2011

Autodesk, Dassault and Free CAD Options - 2D CAD tool 'DraftSight' by Dassault, 3D design tool '123D' by Autodesk, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, May 14, 2011

Is DraftSight the Same as DWGEditor? - no, differences are API, network license, 3D modeling capabilities, higher quality, performance, Bryan Pawlak, CATI Tech Notes, May 4, 2011

SolidWorks and Grabaert: The Promise of a New Engineering Tool? - DraftSight community site provides technical info, app store to browse different add-ons to DraftSight, engineering-matters.com, May 2, 2011

DraftSight on Linux Review - easy-to-install, API available in premium pack, multiple file format support, nicely documented, Jeff Sweeney, 3D Vision Technologies, Mar 21, 2011

DraftSight Available on Linux: How to Install on Ubuntu 64-bit - Normand Chamberland, Courira.ca, Mar 9, 2011

A Conversation With Aaron Kelley On DraftSight - API, licensing of CAD program from Graebert, Mac version, origin of name, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 12, 2010

DraftSight, Could This Be Your Best 2D Solution? - definition, what it offers, Lars Christensen, cadcamstuff.com, Oct 18, 2010

What's Inside DraftSight for Mac (Beta) - a Running Commentary - application/file/edit/insert/view/format/ dimension/draw/modify/tools/Windows/help menus, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Sep 24, 2010

Autodesk Beat to the Punch. DraftSight for Mac Now Available Free - more or less same functioning like AutoCAD on Mac for free, clean/smooth, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 20, 2010

DraftSight Still Free and Now Available for MAC - reading/writing DWG files, making 2D line drawings with no intelligence, easy to use 2D drafting tool for free, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Sep 20, 2010

DraftSight Customization Review - command line allows drawing without help of mouse, DraftSight available in MAC/Linux versions, Jeff Sweeney, 3DVision Technologies, Sep 7, 2010

DraftSight - A Trojan Horse - Dassault Systemes using DraftSight as trojan horse to get into work flow of professionals/companies in AEC segment, for free, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Sep 1, 2010

DraftSight Tutorial: The EditPolyLine Command - creating floor plans in DraftSight, converting lines to polylines, using Join option, OFFSET command, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Sep 6, 2010

DraftSight on the Mac (and Linux) - DraftSight offers 90-95% of AutoCAD for Mac functionality, DraftSight is free, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, Aug 31, 2010

Aaron Kelly Explains the Business Model for DraftSight - on sales model, target customers, replacing 2D software from other competitors, product future of DraftSight, Raykurland's Blog, Aug 26, 2010

DraftSight Tutorial: Relative Coordinate System - working from temporary location instead of absolute location, using Line command, relative location taken from last point specified, Clement Donzel, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Aug 24, 2010

DraftSight Tutorial: Using ETracking and Polar Guides - like using ORTHO function, setting angled increments to any angle, using ESnap points as reference for geometry construction, Mark Lyons, SolidWorks APAC Blog, Aug 16, 2010

2D Is Not Dead - not all companies require 3D modeling programs, DraftSight becoming valuable tool in many organizations relying on 2D data, Alex Ruiz, The SolidWorks Geek, Aug 9, 2010

DraftSight Tutorial: Using the Mouse Gesture - quick access to common program functions, default commands, Mark Lyons, SolidWorks APAC Blog, July 30, 2010

Nothing Stays the Same but Change - Dassault's DraftSight another example of getting best technology, hands on review, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, July 7, 2010

DraftSight the Follow-up - Aaron Kelly, Director of DraftSight, on developing DraftSight, Jason Raak, Rocksolid Perspective, July 19, 2010

Dassault Systemes Joins the FreeCAD Fight - latest free 2D DWG CAD product comes from Autodesk, both a software product and online community, Kathleen Maher, Vektorrum, Jul 6, 2010

Nothing Stays the Same but Change  - Dassault's DraftSight another example of getting best technology, hands on review, Michael LaFleche, CAPUniversity, Jul 7, 2010

How Far Will DraftSight Go?- will Dassault expand capabilities of its free 2D product, what are implications for Graebert's ARES product, on which DraftSight is based? Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, June 6, 2010

DraftSight Will Go Far - Dassault to create its own API for DraftSight, not related to DRX, for 3rd party developers to write plug ins, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, June 7, 2010

DraftSight; How Can Dassault Systemes Offer 2D CAD For Free? - DraftSight Community expected to differentiate product from others, SolidWorks current 2D editor may not have been selling point but at least was supported, Matthew Lorono, SolidWorks Legion, June 24, 2010

DraftSight - Free for All - hands on review, similar to AutoCAD, noticeable performance improvements over SolidWorks 2D Editor, activated simply by supplying email address, Ricky Jordan, Jun 22, 2010

Dassault Kicks 2D to the Curb. Launches Free 2D DraftSight (for Windows, Mac and Linux) - CAD giant makes bold move into 2D, direct attack on Autodesk,  clean interface similar to old AutoCAD, improvement over SolidWorks 2D Editor, available for Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Jun 22, 2010

Dassault Relaunches 2D DWG Editor - delays with IntelliCAD and legal problems at CADopia may have made Dassault look elsewhere for 2D technology, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jun 22, 2010

DraftSight: New 2D Software From Dassault Systemes - stable, good performance, could replace AutoCAD LT for many users, RobRodriquez.Com, Jun 22, 2010

Interview With Aaron Kelley On DraftSight - Dassault jumps into 2D, gives it away for free, breaks from IntelliCAD, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Jun 22, 2010


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