With the release of DraftSight 2015, free users will be able to activate a trial version of DraftSight Professional by simply clicking the “Start DraftSight Professional Trial” button in the menu bar at the top of the graphics area. This will launch a 30 day trial where users can discover all of the productivity features available in the Professional and enterprise versions of DraftSight.
What’s new in FREE DraftSight?
By clicking the F4 button on the keyboard, the last 12 drawing files opened will graphically appear in the window. The user will simply need to click the image to open a specific file. NOTE: This feature is available for ALL versions of DraftSight. Watch the video
•Improved Table Editing
Users now have more flexibility with editing and inserting Tables.
What’s new in PREMIUM (Enterprise and Professional)?
Users can trim and extend entities simply by dragging the cursor over the objects to be modified. There is no need for selecting boundary lines.
The use of the dimension pallet will allow the users the ability to update the formatting of all dimensions in place without the need to use the Properties Palette.
This is one of the more requested updates to DraftSight by our users. In one command, users a can now rotate, move, copy and even scale entities.
This command will allow users to clean up their drawing file by deleting lines that are created on top of existing lines. For lines that overlap each other, using this command will merge the two entities together.
Using the G-code generator will allow users the ability to create the G-code for the machining of the part. G-Code is an NC (numerically controlled) programming language used for controlling automated machine tools.
Toolbox updates in DraftSight 2015 include a reorganized and simplified options menu where users can access a central options dialog for all of their toolbox settings. Also, new is the inclusion of Screw Connections. With Screw connection, users will be able ti insert hardware stack-ups that are typical in assembly drawings. These stack-ups will include all of the necessary hardware such as Bolts, Washers and Nuts.
•Design Library update
With the new version of Design Library the user will be able to navigate to any file and be able to select a block, text style, lines style or dimension style for their current file.
- No new hardware or graphics requirements.
- Note: Outdated graphic drivers might need updating
- Operating Systems
- Dropped Microsoft ® XP support
- Dropped Linux 32 bit support
- Added Linux 64 bit support
The following SPRs have also been resolved:
|598275||P4 PRINT: Add the ability to customize paper size for built-in printers|
|638992||P4 The PDF exported from DraftSight is of larger size than exported from other CAD applications.|
|765339||Ability to disable the license is going to expire soon message on client machines.|
|803324||DraftSight crashes when trying to open the attached drawing|
|808506||Generic: Application Crash when closing BatchPrint status dialog|
|745876||PRINT to PDF is not working for particular sheet in this file *File Specific*|
|765303||No notification message pop up to return borrowed DraftSight Enterprise SNL license|
|795998||FILL: Block Preview is Distorted for filled entities|
|798062||Please make it mandatory for a user to have activated free DraftSight before being able to use the trial code.|
|802929||Table Preview is blurred|
|802950||Macro build in C++ Native do not create rectangle and polygon when Run Macro|
|803050||dxfout command ignores the entities that you want to be exported and instead exports the entire drawing|
|804674||Upgrade: No entities are displayed in GA with NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards after Upgrade (follow up from 801341)|
|809170||Draftsight hangs along with flickering of Reference pane when reset profile .|
|815014||Macro toolbar is not added once we checkbox for same in toolbar dialog|
|815480||Remove the expiration date from Windows SP0 release.|
|815793||SPELLCHECK: Command is not working|
|817563||DRAWINGSTANDARDS: DraftSight hangs when new Drawing standard tab in Options need to close from task manager|
|822762||*MacOS* Print : UI issue with Print dialog box text|
|822764||*MacOS* Print : Notice blinking issue when change radio button/ checkbox options on db|
|822770||*MacOS* Print: Specify window option is not working correctly|
|822779||*MacOS* DraftSight hangs if drag 'Standard' toolbar inside GA from Tool Matrix|
|823835||Draftsight hatch fill is not seen when export to PDF|
|824474||Icon with '?' shown for license and info in the Help menu (F.O.803740 )|
|824556||*MacOS* : Only Properties Tab is showing in Tool Matrix > Standard toolbar|
|824562||New 'Mouse Gesture' option is added in Tools drop down list when we add 'New Menu' in Customize Interface & restart DraftSight|
|824839||*MacOS* Print: Some radio tabs and text disappears when change Radio tab option in 'Print range' and switch between 'Print range' & 'Paper size'|
|826074||*MacOS* Command window is in Black color at start unable to read text|
|826856||Draftsight gives error on registering EPDM addin|