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Draftsight from 3ds - A better way to read, write and share DWG files
Friday, July 2, 2010
DraftSight is a professional-grade, open 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to read, write and share DWG files. DraftSight is easy to use and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators to download and activate for free.

Based on advanced architecture, DraftSight has a small footprint, should take less that a few minutes to download, and runs on multiple operating systems, including Windows XP®, Windows Vista® and Windows® 7.


Download free software and start working with your DWG files. Then start sharing, connecting and interacting with the 3DSwYm DraftSight™ community members. 


DraftSight Features

DraftSight™ was built with CAD users in mind and includes:

User Environment & Features
* Cartesian coordinate system
* Layers & layer manager
* Background masks for notes
* Command line input
* ViewPort locking
* Property manager
* Dynamic pan & zoom
* Polygonal ViewPorts
* Traditional toolbars and menus
* Wheel-mouse pan & zoom
* Freeze, lock or turn off layers per ViewPort
* Blocks & reference files
* View proxy objects
* Command aliases
* Menu files
* CTB and STB print style tables
* SHX and TTF fonts
* LineStyle files
* Hatch pattern files
* Templates

Interoperability
* Read and write support for DWG/DXF files*
* Save DWG/DXF files back to previous versions*
* Print to file (.plt, .jpg, .pdf, .png, & .svg)
* Attach image files (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, & .tiff)
* Attach external reference drawings
* Create binary or ASCII DXF files*
* Save as .wmf, .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .sld, .svg, .tif, & .stl file formats
* Publish to eDrawings or Drawings Now
* Multi-page PDF creation

Productivity Enhancers
* Consolidated options dialog
* Home palette
* Quick print
* Enhanced, easy to read, command prompts
* Smart calculator
* Context sensitive help
Setup and Administration
* Support for Windows®, Mac & Linux operating systems
* Customizable interface: command aliases, double-click actions, menus, right-click menus, shortcut keys, toolbars, etc.
* Quick and free to download
* Fast “one-click” installation
* Multi-language character set support including Unicode fonts

Entities
* Arcs, circles, & lines
* Points & rings
* Solid & gradient Fill
* Notes & SimpleNotes
* Hyperlinks
* Dimensions: Arc length, radius, diameter, baseline, linear, ordinate, etc.
* Tables
* ViewPorts
* Blocks and BlockAttributes
* Masks & region
* Ellipses & elliptical arcs
* ISO, ANSI & Traditional Hatch patterns
* Tolerances, Leaders & CenterMarks
* RichLines, PolyLines, 3D PolyLines, & Splines

Drafting Tools
* Snap & Grid
* Double-click editing
* Select entities using filters, SmartSelect, or by window, crossing window, crossline, polygonal window, etc.
* Chamfer & Fillet
* Undo/Redo
* Tracking guides & Polar guides
* EntityGrips, EntitySnaps, Entity
* Get area, distance, or coordinates information
* InfiniteLines, Rays & Reference Points

Drawing Setup Tools
* Customizable coordinate system
* Points format
* Multiple layout
* RichLine styles
* Text Styles
* Dimension styles
* Layer manager
* Unit system
* Named page layouts
* Table styles

Edit Tools
* Move, scale & rotate
* Edit blocks in-place or isolate for edit
* Modify Hatch and fill pattern, origin, etc
* Stretch & change length
* Mirror, copy, offset and pattern copy
* Open reference drawings from within the base drawing
* Edit note properties: direction, justification, line spacing, text height, TextStyle, etc.
* Trim & extend
* Split & weld
* Clip references and images



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