Thomas Allsup

SolidWorks World 2019 DraftSight Notes

Discussion created by Thomas Allsup on Feb 15, 2019

I posted my entire notes from SolidWorks World on the North Texas page but there are two items of note for Draftsight Users and we'll go over both of them next month at our first 2019 meeting:


DraftSight Cloud (Beta)

  • Will be released in March
  • Anyone with subscription will get a license (or request at
  • Standard will probably be free
  • Premium cost is not announced yet but will be for 12 months at a time and will 5g of cloud storage
  • 60% of commands from desktop will be available in cloud version
  • Load .dwg, .dxf, .pdf files
  • Save .dwg, .dxf, .stl files (locally and on the cloud)
  • External reference drawings function
  • Don’t plan on replacing desktop version
  • Training video will be available soon


Introducing DraftSight 3D Design - Johnathen Lieber

  • Adding parametric modeling
  • Contours
  • Primitives (torus is cool)
  • Solids Boolean Modeling
  • No feature tree (or reordering either)
  • Menus – Classic, 3D modeling, or Drafting & Annotations
  • DraftSight Weld = AutoCAD PEDIT
  • Polysolid = Walls
  • Fillet and chamfers available
  • .STL file output (also ACIS or SAT file) for rapid prototyping
  • and fill out survey for $25 Amazon card