Rick McDonald

DraftSight – Important Critical Hotfix (February 2017)

Discussion created by Rick McDonald on Feb 14, 2017


Browsing the SolidWorks technical blog tonight I came across this important hotfix for DraftSight.

I hadn't seen it anywhere else and thought your group needed to know this if they already didn't.


                                                   go to this link to download





Found it on:

SOLIDWORKS support Monthly News – February 2017

Critical Hotfix for DraftSight

It has come to the attention of the DraftSight team that, due to an expired certificate, Windows* 32 & 64-bit versions of DraftSight released from 2012 to 2017 will not launch and/or will stop running as of March 1, 2017.
To avoid usage interruption, please make sure to immediately download and install this critical hotfix, which can be found on the main product download page


The affected releases are as follows:

Version (Windows 32 & 64 bit)Release Date
DraftSight 2017 SP0November 2016
DraftSight 2016 SP2July 2016
DraftSight 2016 SP1April 2016
DraftSight 2016 SP0February 2016
DraftSight 2015 SP3June 2015
DraftSight 2015 SP2April 2015
DraftSight 2015 SP1February 2015
DraftSight 2015 SP0October 2014
DraftSight V1R5.2July 2014
DraftSight V1R5.1April 2014
DraftSight V1R5.0January 2014
DraftSight V1R4.0October 2013
DraftSight V1R3.2July 2013
DraftSight V1R3.1January 2013
DraftSight V1R3.0November 2012

*Note: Mac and Linux versions of DraftSight (Free and Beta only) do not require this hotfix as they are not affected by the expired certificate.

For questions or concerns, please contact your SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller (VAR) for assistance.