Category Archives: DraftSight

SolidWorks World 2014 Proceedings are available now!

I hope every enjoyed their time at SolidWorks World 2014  at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA. It was great to be a part of the event and meet lot of people.

This year also there were lot of interesting presentations and hands on sessions were conducted by various professionals including SolidWorks employees, SolidWorks Users and SolidWorks VARs. And like everyone, I was also waiting for them to get these presentation and videos upload for access to everyone.

So the wait is over now and the SolidWorks World 2014 proceedings site is now available.

Visit http://www.solidworks.com/sww/proceedings/ to acceess the proceedings information.

Be sure to take full advantage of this year’s proceedings site. Watch breakout session videos, download breakout session PowerPoints and check out photos from this year’s event. Also, view the 2014 highlights video and videos from general session each day.

Hope to see you at SolidWorks World 2015 in San Diego, CA!

P.S. The copyrights of the video content on this web site are owned by DS SolidWorks. Unless otherwise specified, DS SolidWorks only grants you the right to view the video content on this website

Don’t Miss It! DraftSight Workshop at SolidWorks World 2013

SolidWorks World 2013 will be held January 20-23, 2013 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida.

DraftSight™ is a free* 2D CAD product that lets  professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®.

DraftSight Team would like to invite you to participate in a DraftSight Workshop at SolidWorks World 2013. The Workshop is designed to help you and your company get the most out of DraftSight and will include an in-depth hands-on session and more. Receive a DraftSight Certificate of Completion by attending all sessions and passing an on-line multiple choice exam!

Why should DraftSight Users Attend SolidWorks World 2013?

At SolidWorks World you can:

  • Learn how to get more from DraftSight - Participate in the NEW DraftSight Workshop that will include an in-depth, hands-on session and more – designed to help you and your company get the most out of DraftSight. Learn more about the workshop and register to participate now.
  • Receive a DraftSight Certificate of Completion by passing an on-line multiple choice exam after the workshop. If you participate in all the DraftSight sessions, you’ll increase your chance to pass the exam.
  • Meet with a DraftSight representative and tell us how your company uses DraftSight. We’re eager to hear about your experience with DraftSight and would like to share it on our website, blog and newsletter, which is a great way for you to promote your business. Schedule 15 minutes with a DraftSight representative now.
  • Boost design productivity and gain a competitive edge. Select from the more than 200 SolidWorks technical sessions that are available for you to participate in – led by industry experts and SolidWorks users.
  • Discover the latest innovative technologies and services designed to improve development processes, increase manufacturing throughput, solve data management issues, and streamline production. Attend the Partner Pavilion that features more than 100 software, hardware and service solution providers.
  • Now in its 15th year, SolidWorks World will have more than 4,000 participants and provide an opportunity for intensive training and networking and now offers a NEW DraftSight Workshop

Sign up today!

 *Standalone license. Activation required. 

Join thousands of users from around the world to:

  • Learn: Choose from over 200 technical breakout sessions led by SolidWorks users and industry experts.
  • Network: Meet other SolidWorks users, Solution Partners, resellers, and SolidWorks employees.
  • Explore: Discover products and services from SolidWorks Partners that can help you tackle just about any design, engineering, and manufacturing challenge.

If you are first timer to SWW check this as “Why you should attend“. The new  SWW 2013 website will give you all the required details like Agenda, Location details (for checking near by hotels and the surrounding areas), registration, etc.

Need help convincing the boss to let you go?: Boss’ Justification Letter

Another reason to be there: Get SolidWorks Certified at no charge!

When you register to attend SolidWorks World 2013 you get the opportunity to take a Certified SolidWorks Professional exam alongside other SolidWorks users—at no charge!

Get three registrations when you pay for two. On top of it if you are a CSWP/CSWE then add another $100 as discount to your conference pass. That’s a nice chunk of discounts. Get all fees details here

Visit www.solidworks.com/sww for the latest information about this exciting event.

I enjoyed and had a great time at SolidWorks World 2012 and I hope to meet you at the SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando, Florida

PS–be sure to follow SolidWorks World on Twitter for regular news and updates.

Please note:  All individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge and registration materials. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend SolidWorks World 2013. Also residents of some countries may require a visa to enter the United States.

Fix your Draftsight Activation problem

DraftSight™ is a free* 2D CAD product that lets  professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®

Are you continuously bugged by these error while trying to use your DraftSight: A Professional-grade, free* CAD software

If yes then try the following method to get the issue resolved and activate your software (for windows) once again and enjoy using it.

1. Close any running application (optional but recommended).

2. Click on Start > Run and type regedit.

3. Registry Editor will open up.

4. Go to HKEY_USERS and press ctrl + F or click Edit > Find.

5. Type SWActivation in the Find window.

6. Hit “Find Next”.

7. You’ll find the SWActivation key in the list.

8. Simply select and delete  SWActivation key. If you wish you can also rename the key (for this select the key and press F2 and type in the new name like SWActivation_OLD).

9. Close the registry editor.

10. Now connect to internet (required) and start DraftSight.

11. You should now get the Activation window.

12. Fill in your details and click activate.

13. You should get an email for completing the activation process. Simply complete the activation and you’re good to use your DraftSight.

14. You may now disconnect the internet. In case you get following error (which is due to non-internet connectivity), simply click OK to use DraftSight.

DraftSight V1R3* is available for download now. 

Check DraftSight Resource Center to find more information you want about DraftSight.  

Also read as Why should DraftSight Users Attend SolidWorks World 2013?

 *Standalone license. Activation required.

DraftSight V1R3 is available for download

DraftSight™* is a free* 2D CAD product that lets  professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®

DraftSight V1R3 is available for download now. V1R3 focuses on performance and working with large drawings. Here are some highlights we hope you will find valuable:

  • Includes features like aligning view ports, revision clouds, an in-place text editor, and explode text.
  • Support for 64-bit on Windows, which will enable you to work on even larger drawings. 
  • For users on 32-bit Windows,  tuned memory management to save over 30% of memory usage in many cases.
  • Ready for Windows 8 on 64-bit only. 
  • DraftSight now runs on tablets that run Windows 8 Pro 64-bit. Today, you can take DraftSight into the field with the right hardware.

Download the latest release of DraftSight now.

Download and Activate DraftSight®, it’s Easy!

Step 1. Download
Choose your Operating System below

Step 2. Activate
Enter your email address and click the confirmation link when you receive your activation confirmation email

Download the latest version by clicking the download button below for your OS.  You can find the V1R3 release notes in the DraftSight online community.

If you aren’t sure whether you are running 32bit or 64bit, or you received an error while installing for Windows, click here to view our support post in the DraftSight community.

DraftSight Offers Services for Every Kind of User.

For users who want to get the most out of DraftSight, services are available for commercial, education, and individual users. For details on each service or to purchase support today, please visit the DraftSight Services page.

*Standalone license. Activation required.

Markup! Measure! Section! eDrawings® Pro for iPad

This was the big announcement made by Dassault Systemes SolidWorks on 1st May 2012. This is first of its kind mobile platform app by Dassault Systemes SolidWorks.  But the story doesn’t end here.  Here is next step by Dassault Systemes SolidWorks: eDrawings® Pro for iPad

eDrawings® Pro for iPad is the professional 2D and 3D CAD collaboration app for the iPad that can view native SolidWorks® files (part, assembly, drawings), eDrawings files, and DraftSight® (DWG™, DXF™) files. You can easily view models and access configurations, drawing sheets, and exploded views for eDrawings files published from SolidWorks and all other supported CAD software.

Markup! Measure! Section!  eDrawings® Pro for iPad takes you to the next level of 2D and 3D collaboration with more functionality, including dynamic cross section views, measurements, markups and annotations, and the unique ability to share it all by email!

With a brand new intuitive user interface and improved performance, eDrawings® Pro for iPad enables you to dynamically view cross sections of your models in XY, YZ, or ZX directions from both sides and easily drag the cross section plane on screen or with a convenient slider. You can also measure distances in your designs, with easy-to-use selection filters for faces, edges, vertices, and holes.

With eDrawings® Pro for iPad you can create markups on your drawings, including text notes, freehand notations, dimensions, cross-section views, photos, and camera snapshots.

You can share your marked up eDrawings files with others for review and further comments. All markups with history are saved within the eDrawings file.

Features:

* New intuitive and easy-to-use user interface

* Significant performance improvements for opening, viewing, and interacting with all types of models

* Open 3D (EASM, EPRT, SLDASM, SLDPRT), 2D (EDRW, SLDDRW, DWG, DXF), and associated files from any source: email attachments, cloud storage services (Dropbox™, Google Drive™, SkyDrive®, YouSendIt®, and others), email, web and FTP sites, networks, and iTunes® File Sharing

* Zoom, pan, and rotate your 3D and 2D CAD data using multi-touch

* Browse your assembly components tree, model configurations and drawing sheets

* Hide, show, or make components transparent

* Select View mode: standard orthogonal views, shaded with edges, perspective view

* Play animated 3D standard views as well as 2D drawing views

* View your designs in full screen and double tap to fit it on screen

* Double tap zooms to drawing views

* Markup your designs and send to others, and read others’ markups

* Measure your design data

* View cross sections of your 3D designs

* Sample files included

eDrawings Pro is available now for download on the Apple App Store.  Get your copy only  for $4.99. But this offer is for the first 90 30 days, and it will be $9.99 after that. For more information, visit: http://www.edrawingsviewer.com

DraftSight V1R2.0 is available for download

DraftSight™* is a free* 2D CAD product that lets  professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®

DraftSight V1R2.0 is available for download that includes the following enhancements:

  1. Fields - A field is updatable text that is set up to display data that may change during the life cycle of the drawing.
  2. Enhanced Layer Filters.
  3. New APIs (application programming interfaces) for accessing the application, creating regions, and accessing printing functions with the DraftSight Premium Pack for enterprises or educational institutions. The Premium Pack is an affordable technical support and services package designed to help manage CAD requirements by providing support with software deployment, customization, and integration.  
  4. New ePDM connector for customers that have invested in the DraftSight Premium Pack or ePDM.

Download the latest release of DraftSight now.

Download and Activate DraftSight®, it’s Easy!

Step 1. Download
Choose your Operating System below

Step 2. Activate
Enter your email address

Step 3. Confirm
Click the confirmation link when you receive your activation confirmation email

Upgrade V1R2.0 (May 2012)

Download the latest version by clicking the download button below for your OS.  Discover the new enhancements in V1R2.0.

DraftSight Offers Services for Every Kind of User.

For users who want to get the most out of DraftSight, services are available for commercial, education, and individual users. For details on each service or to purchase support today, please visit the DraftSight Services page.

*Standalone license. Activation required.

DraftSight supports Ubuntu®, Fedora®, Suse®, and Mandriva®. For information regarding system requirements for DraftSight on Linux® please click here.

Carry your eDrawings in iPad

This was the big announcement made by Dassault Systemes SolidWorks on 1st May 2012. This is first of it kind mobile platform app by Dassault Systemes SolidWorks

CAD users and specially SolidWorks users have been asking for a CAD file viewer which can be taken anywhere to present their stuff to others. And with the availability of eDrawings for iPad, an application that lets you bring your 2D and 3D files to a customer’s site, or to a sales meeting,  sharing the design concepts will be easy and more quicker.

eDrawings for iPad is the only CAD viewer on the iPad that allows you to view native eDrawings files, DraftSight files, and SolidWorks parts, assemblies and drawings files. Since its launch, eDrawings software has become a successful and much-loved collaboration product. In the last year alone, more than 2 million customers downloaded the eDrawings Viewer. With multi-touch gestures, eDrawings for iPad lets you pan, zoom and rotate 2D and 3D models; animate and explode your 3D views; and view and animate drawings from:

  • SolidWorks 3D design software
  • DraftSight free CAD software
  • AutoCAD® software
  • DWG and DXF files

eDrawings is the email-enabled communication tool that dramatically eases sharing of product design information. You can load and send files via email to collaborate more effectively with everyone involved in product development, including people who are not regular CAD software users to interpret and understand 2D and 3D designs.

What are the key features and benefits of eDrawings for iPad?

Available for just $1.99, the capabilities of eDrawings for iPad include:

  • Open files from email, Apple®  iTunes® File Sharing, or other online file sharing service (e.g. Dropbox, Box, and others)
  • Zoom, pan, and rotate 2D or 3D CAD data with the touch of a finger
  • View 3D animations, 3D standard views, and 2D drawing views
  • Browse assembly components tree, configurations, and drawing sheets
  • View designs in full screen – just double tap to expand it on the screen
  • Store files on your iPad through iTunes File Sharing
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use user interface
  • Sample files included

How will eDrawings for iPad be supported?

3DS SolidWorks will provide the same level of support offered to the desktop users of eDrawings.

For any support inquiry, send an email to the eDrawings Support team at the following email: support@edrawingsviewer.com. For more information, please visit http://www.edrawingsviewer.com.

What platforms does eDrawings for iPad support?

eDrawings for iPad is currently available for iPad devices (running iOS 4.3 or later).

In what languages will eDrawings for iPad be available?

Although eDrawings for iPad is available worldwide, the application user interface will initially be available in English only. However, it will support eDrawings files in all languages created with eDrawings publishers, SolidWorks and DraftSight.

You can download eDrawings® for iPad today from the Apple store , and you can learn more about the features and functionality on the SolidWorks website.

If you feel you need more than this, please express your wishes here: The official eDrawings mobile wish list

You can also read more about eDrawings for iPad on following blogs:

Matthew Lorono’s Blog

Mike Puckett’s Blog

Jason Raak’s Blog

Lou Gallo’s Blog

Deelip’s Blog

DraftSight No-Cost Getting Started Guide

DraftSight™* is a free* 2D CAD product that lets  professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®

To help get you started, DraftSight team would like to invite you to download the no-cost DraftSight Getting Started Guide.

For beginners and experienced CAD users alike, the DraftSight Getting Started Guide has more than 180 pages of fundamental skills necessary for the efficient use of DraftSight.

Download your guide now

*Standalone license. Activation required.

DraftSight supports Ubuntu®, Fedora®, Suse®, and Mandriva®. For information regarding system requirements for DraftSight on Linux® please click here.


Witness the power of 3DBOXX XTREME workstations at SolidWorks World 2012

BOXX is the leading innovator of high-performance workstations and rendering systems for visual effects, animation, product design, engineering, architectural visualization, and more. Combining record-setting performance, speed, and reliability with unparalleled industry knowledge, BOXX is the trusted choice for creative professionals worldwide. For more information, visit www.boxxtech.com.

BOXX Technologies will be demonstrating their 3DBOXX XTREME workstations (the world’s fastest SolidWorks solutions) at the SolidWorks World 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center, February 12 – February 15, 2012, San Diego, CA at booth 506.

In addition to the workstation demos at SolidWorks World 2012, BOXX is also providing SolidWorks World attendees with two opportunities to win a free 3DBOXX 3970 XTREME.

First, BOXX is co-sponsoring (with Dassault Systèmes DraftSight) the Dream Workstation Giveaway, a scratch ticket drawing open to conference attendees.

Second, in addition, BOXX is sponsoring the 3DBOXX Giveaway open to certified SolidWorks professionals and experts.


Please note:  All individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge and registration materials. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend SolidWorks World 2012. Also residents of some countries may require a visa to enter the United States.

Don’t forget, if you pay for two registrations, a third participant can hang in for free. And, as always, CSWPs save $100. You can see all of registration deals at the SolidWorks World website.

DraftSight™ Service Pack Updates

DraftSight™* is a free* 2D CAD product that lets you create, edit and view your .dwg or .dxf files in Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®

DraftSight™* has released an update for  Windows® and Mac®. Please go to DraftSight.com to download the service pack (V1R1.4).

DraftSight Offers Services for Every Kind of User.

For users who want to get the most out of DraftSight, services are available for commercial, education, and individual users. For details on each service or to purchase support today, please visit the DraftSight Services page.

 *Standalone license. Activation required.

DraftSight supports Ubuntu®, Fedora®, Suse®, and Mandriva®. For information regarding system requirements for DraftSight on Linux® please click here.