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Take a Chance* at Winning a DraftSight Prize Pack!

Take a Chance* at Winning a DraftSight Prize Pack!

Fifteen lucky winners will be randomly selected to win a DraftSight Prize Pack from the group of respondents that answer the 4 questions correctly. The prize pack includes a DraftSight OGIO® Backpack, a t-shirt, a mouse pad, pen, and post-it note pack (see contest terms and conditions below for more details).

DS Gift Pack

Start the contest* now by answering the 4 questions. Good luck!

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®

* This challenge is sponsored by Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corporation. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years and older. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Challenge ends May 11, 2015. Subject to complete Official Rules. Click here to see the contest’s terms and conditions. Click here to see the Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. privacy policy.

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.

Learn Making a Block Containing Attributes in DraftSight™

In the continuation of DraftSight™ Training Webinar series, DraftSight™ team is putting up the second DraftSight Training Webinar! DraftSight’s Training Webinars are a way for you to pick up tips and tricks from DraftSight™  experts and have many of your questions answered.

DraftSight™ Training Specialist, Mark Lyons will be discussing “Making a Block Containing Attributes” On June 15, 2011 from 9:30 to 10:30 EST, you’ll learn how to use the BlockAttribute feature to attach variable or constant text to blocks. 

RSVP here: Making a Block Containing Attributes Webinar


DraftSight™
 is a professional-grade, open 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight is easy to use and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators to download and activate for free*.

*Standalone license. Activation required.

Learn creating and setting up Templates in DraftSight™

DraftSight™ team is putting up the first DraftSight Training Webinar! DraftSight’s Training Webinars are a way for you to pick up tips and tricks from DraftSight experts and have many of your questions answered.

DraftSight Training Specialist, Mark Lyons will be discussing Template Set-up and Creation. The webinar will focus on learning how to create templates that will save time and ensure that standards of a company, organization or industry are constant across all drawings.

RSVP here: Template Set-up and Creation Webinar


DraftSight™
 is a professional-grade, open 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight is easy to use and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators to download and activate for free*.

*Standalone license. Activation required.

SolidWorks World 2011 General Session Day 1

I’m up in the San Antonio almost for 3 days now and it has been really exciting so far.  I’m trying Mexican food with the SolidWorks geeks and visited few places in the town.

Well it’s 24th January, time for the SolidWorks World 2011 to actually go started. I was really exciting to be there at the general session day 1.  And was cool to be in front of big screen.


There has been lot of interesting stuff that came over in the sessions today.

Jeff Ray, former CEO of SolidWorksstarted the SolidWorks World 2011 as he had been almost last 7 years.  If you doesn’t know, Bertrand Sicot is the new CEO of the SolidWorksand Jeff Ray in his new role as Executive Vice President, Geographic Operations will be working with Dassault Systemes country managers around the world to help improve the customer experience.

Bertrand is the employee number 2 and has been a SolidWorks employee since 1997.

Moving on the to the general session, Jeff talked about the rescue of the Chilean miners in which there were many companies involved to finally get out the miners. The companies that actually did this heroic job are Schramm(they actually drilled out), Center Rock Inc (they helped with the drills and when they had some issues with the drill bits, they redesigned and reproduced in just 3 days which might had taken 4 weeks) and finally Oakley (those are the people who provided the special sunglasses so that miners’ retinas can be saved from instant light when they come up).

Now another best part is that all of these companies are proud SolidWorks customer 🙂

Jeff also talked about the NeoNurture Incubator which have been picked by Time Magazine as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2010. He also highlighted the new project named “Firefly” which is to be used to combat infant jaundice. This new instrument is easy to use and have been design specially for rural areas.



Then Bertrand took over and couples of things he said were:

  • DraftSight, the newest product from Dassault Systemes, has been the most successful 2D product in history with over 300,000 downloads in just 6 months.
  • He made is sure that SolidWorks Corp. will continue to deliver the desktop version of SolidWorks along with the cloud version

It was Bernard Charles Dassault Systemes CEO to show up and the along with Jeremy Luchini talked about the new “Let Go Design” project i.e. “The Ultimate Chair” and finally introduced everyone to the newest offering from SolidWorks, called Post3D.


Finally it was the time for the Apollo 13 heroes to show up and we had Commander Capt. James Lovell Jr. and Gene Kranz on the stage. They shared with us all the their experience with the Apollo 13 missions and the reasons with that potential disaster and finally how everyone in the team was involved to brought Apollo 13 safely back to Earth.



Lovell talked about “how quickly you can learn when you’re in deep trouble”.

Jim closed with the thought that there are three kinds of people – “People who make things happen, people who watch things happen, and people who wonder what happened.”

Finally it was the time to start with the other technical sessions, press interviews and many other things.