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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.

Cross-platform PDF Converter – Able2Extract 8

Able2Extract 8 is a powerful PDF Converter tool that lets users convert their PDF data into formatted MS Excel spreadsheets, editable MS Word documents, Publisher files, forms, powerpoint presentations, Autocad (DWG, DXF), Open Office, image formats (jpeg, bmp, png, tiff, etc.), HTML and more.

Able2Extract 8

As stated in my last post as how you can use Able2Extract for Coverting your PDF into SolidWorks, the Investintech.com team has something more to offer with Able2Extract. For the first time, Able2Extract PDF Converter is available on all Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Able2Extract 8

Able2Extract 8 is available on Windows and is compatible with the latest Windows 8. As always, Able2Extract is backwards compatible, too. It can be downloaded on Windows 7, Vista, XP, and other Windows platforms going all the way back to Windows 98.

Users can now install Able2Extract 8 on Mac OS X and benefit from all the same features found in the Windows version. Able2Extract can instantly convert PDF content into Office formats that are compatible with the Microsoft Office productivity suite for Mac.

In a first ever, Able2Extract 8 is available for the Redhat and Ubuntu distributions. As a full featured desktop converter, Able2Extract eliminates the need for complicated command line tools and lets users easily convert PDF documents to formats compatible with Open Office and Libre Office.

Able2Extract 8

New Convenient Navigation Side Bar: Able2Extract 8 has a new preview pane. This addition provides users with better navigational control over pages, bookmarks, and attachments. Navigating through lengthy PDF documents is now more convenient and done directly from within the viewing window itself.

Redesigned PDF to Excel Custom Conversion Interface: Able2Extract’s PDF to Excel custom conversion interface has been completely redesigned. The new streamlined graphical interface allows users to easily preview and designate the row and column structure prior to conversion. Users can directly ensure that tables are being faithfully converted into Excel spreadsheets.

Improved PDF Conversion Performance: Able2Extract’s conversion technology has been improved, as well. This increases productivity with even faster PDF conversions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. No matter what the output format, users benefit from accurate and seamless data transfers every time.

A More Powerful Built-In PDF Viewer: Able2Extract’s PDF viewing technology has also received an upgrade. Zooming and viewing features have been updated to provide an even higher quality display of PDF content than that of the previous version. Viewing and interacting with PDF graphics and text is now smoother than ever.

Able2Extract-8

Advanced OCR Performance Enhancements: Able2Extract Professional also features performance enhancements for its OCR engine.  Grainy, broken and unsearchable PDF text can be identified, restored and converted. Users with scanned PDFs can get quick, quality conversion results when needed.

Able2Extract 8

Try it Free

Able2Extract 8 is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, and is backwards compatible with other Windows platforms going back to, and including, Windows 98.

Mac users can get Able2Extract 8 for the latest OS X Mountain Lion.

For Linux, users can download Able2Extract 8 on the popular Ubuntu and Redhat distributions.

Able2Extract 8

Able2Extract 8 is available for download as a 7-day free trial at the following page:

http://www.investintech.com/prod_downloadsa2e.htm

For more information on Able2Extract 8 please visit: http://www.investintech.com/

Users can purchase a full version license for Able2Extract at only $99.95 USD. A 30-day subscription license is also available for $34.95.

 

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.

Covert your PDF into SolidWorks with Able2Extract Professional

Able2Extract Professional is a powerful PDF Converter tool that lets users convert their PDF data into formatted MS Excel spreadsheets, editable MS Word documents, Publisher files, forms, powerpoint presentations, Autocad (DWG, DXF), Open Office, image formats (jpeg, bmp, png, tiff, etc.), HTML and more.

Using the 3 simple steps, you can convert your PDF drawings into DWG/DXF and then import them into SolidWorks to make cool 3d models. I’m using an example from the PDF file shared by Daniel Herzberg on SolidWorks forums.

Let’s play the Abl2Extract “Open, Select, Convert” game and make some quick 3d models:

1. Start Able2Extract  and open the PDF file you want to convert.

2. Select the area or complete drawing for conversion

3. Choose DWG/DXF as the file type and you’re done. Make sure to set the required units and scale.

4. Hit Convert and then save the file as required

5. Start SolidWorks and open the saved DWG/DXF file. Follow the steps to get either a Part file or Drawing

6. Since I’ve chosen Part file, here are the quick pictures of the steps I did.



7. Now you’ve a 2d sketch in a part file, so make up your quick 3d model. You can also use 2d to 3d tools :)

Check here for details on Features List, System Requirements, Quick Start Guide  and more information on Able2Extract Professional

 

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.

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.


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.


DraftSight™ Master Series

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™  released an update for Windows, Mac and Linux in October.

Are you fascinated using DraftSight™ and still have hunger to learn more. Then enjoy and learn through an interactive as well as interesting  free flipbook documentation on DraftSight™.

This  videos featured documentation covers everything from basic GUI, menu customization, mouse gestures and basic commands which are helpful in daily working.

Some insight from the master series.

Enjoy DraftSight Master Series digital publication full of tips and tricks VOLUME 1 here.

*Standalone license. Activation required.

DraftSight™: What’s new 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, Mac and Linux.




 Print Configurations can now be saved and applied to DWG files and you can also apply these configuration files to different DWG files. This allows you to print the DWG files with the custom settings you applied without having to set them again every time you want to print. These files are portable and can be shared with other users as well.


 DraftSight now supports 3D mouse control
 – supporting Zoom Direction (vertical and horizontal), /Pan/Velocity/Axis (clockwise and counter clock wise) and Dominant mode.

o   You can use the slider to set the sensitivity of the 3D mouse (between low and high, 0% – 100%).

                     o   You can also set the Dominant mode, which filters out all motion except for data coming from the axis that is actuated the most.

                     o   DraftSight also supports Velocity/Speed where you can use the slider to adjust the smoothness of reacting to mouse cap movements.

                    o   You can set the Zoom/Pan to use the 3D mouse to zoom in and out.

                    o   DraftSight now supports rotate and axis commands as well.

Installation and Upgrade Guide – This installation and upgrade guide for DraftSight version v1r1.3 provides step-by-step instructions on how to install DraftSight and upgrade to the new version.

*Standalone license. Activation required.