New in DraftSight 2017: DGN File Support, Term Licensing and More

The DraftSight 2017 SP0 download is only a few short weeks away so let’s take a look at what’s coming your way.

We have added over 200 enhancements driven by feedback from DraftSight customers worldwide, including improved drawing quality, more productivity boosters, as well as several new capabilities and features in DraftSight Professional and DraftSight Enterprise.

DraftSight Professional and Enterprise Highlights

DGN file support

DGN files are commonly found in construction, civil engineering or infrastructure projects. With DraftSight Professional and Enterprise, you can now import and convert DGN files to DWG, facilitating design and collaboration across different teams, organizations, or companies.


API support for Ribbon UI

For users who develop applications to customize DraftSight, we’ve enhanced the DraftSight API to provide full access to the Ribbon user interface toolbars allowing seamless integration of custom commands, applications or LISP routines in DraftSight. Now developers can more aesthetically and meaningfully place custom commands in the user interface, making it easier to use and discover.



Command auto-completion

DraftSight 2017 intuitively suggests commands as you type in the command-line window, helping you find the right command or system variable with only a few keystrokes.



Flexible Term Licensing

In addition to perpetual licensing, you will have the option to choose between flexible quarterly or annual licensing terms for DraftSight Professional. DraftSight customers can now scale in line with respective projects and business demands whether an entrepreneur, startup, educational institution, or corporation.


Over one million users worldwide rely on DraftSight to create, edit, view, and markup any kind of 2D drawing. Available in 14 languages, this professional-grade 2D design and drafting solution is offered in 3 different tiers:


Thank you to all of our users, and we look forward to seeing what you create with DraftSight 2017.

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Andreas Kulik

Andreas Kulik

Director of Product Portfolio & Business Development at Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS
Andreas Kulik
Andreas Kulik