What’s New in DraftSight 2016: Customizable Ribbon

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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at the new features presented in DraftSight 2016.

With over 8 million downloads worldwide, DraftSight is a powerful, professional-grade 2D CAD product providing architects, engineers, and construction service providers (AEC), as well as professional CAD users with a robust and reliable design experience. Even students, educators and CAD hobbyists use DraftSight to create, edit and view their native DWG files.

You will find a user-friendly interface in DraftSight with no learning curve if you’re transitioning from other popular 2D CAD software tools. Whether you use DraftSight, DraftSight Professional or DraftSight Enterprise, you can start designing and documenting right away.

Customizable Ribbon – Boost your productivity

Customize the tabs and panels of the Ribbon to group the tools you need.

From the drop down menu at the top left of the DraftSight screen, choose either the “Classic Default” OR the ribbon based “Drafting and Annotation” workspace mode. To make customizations to the Interface, click on the “Manage” tab and select the “Interface” tool. In this dialog box, select “Interface” to first customize the Quick Access Toolbar.Click on the plus symbol to the left of the first item to expand the window and right click inside it to create a new Quick Access Toolbar then select the new item and give it a specific name such as “MY CUSTOM ACCESS TOOLBAR”.

The new DraftSight 2016 has many great improvements that are for ALL Free, Professional and Enterprise level users. The new enhancements improve user efficiency and productivity when creating a new project or editing an existing drawing. In addition, this new release has been improved for faster performance especially when zooming, regenerating and panning in the model. This video provides a quick overview of the new DraftSight 2016 features and commands in 4 major areas:
– User Interface
– Visibility & Selection
– Layer Management
– Annotation
DraftSight 2016 features faster performance, advanced customization and annotation capabilities to increase your productivity.

Download DraftSight 2016 today and see how you can be more successful in creating any kind of 2D drawing.

DraftSight 2016 is available in 14 languages: English, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Italian, German, Polish, Czech, Turkish, Brazilian-Portuguese, Japanese, and Korean. It is supported on Windows®, Mac® and Linux operating systems.

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  • David Avila

    Is there a way to activate the ribbon UI in the linux (Ubuntu) version of DraftSight?, I am currently running the 2017 SP3 Beta.

    • Leandro Mariano Ledo Bertoni

      same problem!