What’s New in DraftSight 2016: LayerState Manager


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.


LayerState Manager – Create and manage configurations of layers

Easily switch between layer configurations you create. You can also show, hide or change the color of layers to display different views of the same project.

The LayerState Manager saves, restores, and manages configurations of layer properties and states to be used in different viewpoints. First, activate the “COMBINED PLANS” sheet. In the command line, type MODELMODE, then select the viewport. Next, click the LayerState Manager tool from the ribbon bar. In the LayerState Manager dialog, I can expand the SHOW ALL ENTITIES tab; click the “add” button to add a new layer state.

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.

DraftSight is a professional-grade 2D CAD product that allows you to access existing DWG files and create new ones at fraction of the cost of alternative CAD products.