DraftSight Professional

Term licensing is only available with DraftSight 2017 SP1 for Windows.

DraftSight Professional

A powerful 2D design and drafting solution that lets you create, edit, view and markup any kind of 2D drawing. It includes productivity tools, an API, and a familiar user interface that makes it easy to transition from other comparable CAD applications.

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Import DGN File

Directly import and convert the DGN file format drawing into a DraftSight project for direct editing.

Attach DGN File

Easily attach a DGN file format drawing into a DraftSight project as an underlay for reference or retracing purposes.

Pattern Along a Path

Create a pattern along a predefined path.

Predefined Layer Support

Set up and map entity types to layers in a drawing. When switching tools (entity types), the layers change automatically.

Auto-Completion Commands

Provides the command line suggestion list, a fast way to access commands and system variables by typing part of the name on the command line.

Split Dimension

Create a gap in dimension lines when dimensions are intersecting with other drawing entities in order to give more clarity to the drawing.

Dimension Snap Offset Distances

Provide "snaps" to accomplish placing and locating dimensions with more precision.

Block Attribute Editing Improvements

Provides a new advanced options dialog box when editing the advanced values of the block attribute.

Export Tables to Excel

Provides the ability to export Tables, Bills of Materials, and Revision Tables to .xlsx spreadsheet format.

Heads-Up Display Toolbar

A heads-up toolbar that is context sensitive when selecting an entity on screen with relevant tools.

Insert Centerlines

Easily create a centerline that divides the distance equally between two selected segments.

Ribbon Interface API

Allows 3rd party add-in developers to add their custom User Interface to the ribbon to interact with those add-ins.

Additional Professional Features

Power Trim

Trim and Extend entities by holding the left mouse button down and dragging over the entities to modify.

Drawing Compare

Use this feature to graphically compare similar drawings in order to find their differences.

Batch Printing

Print multiple files or even folders of files without opening them.

PDF Underlay

Attach pages of a PDF document to a drawing with the Attach PDF command.

Layer Preview

Visually see what objects reside on any given layer.


A combination of the ability to Rotate, Move, Copy and Scale entities without leaving the command.

Design Library

Navigate to files and insert them into the current design as a Block. Users can also extract certain features from the file and bring those into the current design.

Delete Duplicates

Clean up a drawing file that has duplicate entities, overlapping entities and abutting entities.

Recent Documents

Quickly navigate to files that were previously opened.

Dimension Palette

Conduct in-place editing of the Dimension format.

G-Code Generator

Create simple generic G-Code for 2D flat shapes.



Insert standard Bolts and Screws, Nuts, Washes and Pins with the Hardware dialog.


Insert Counterbore, Countersink, Tapped, Thru Holes and Slots with the Hole dialog.

Hole Tables

Insert automatically generated Hole Tables.


Add standard hole callouts. Callouts can be symbolic or traditional.

Welding Symbols

Add standard Welding Symbols to a drawing.


Automatically generate balloons for Assembly Drawings.

Bill of Materials

Automatically generate a Bill of Materials for Assembly Drawings.

Surface Finish Symbols

Add industry standard Surface Finish Symbols to the drawing.

Revision Tables

Add Revision Tables and Symbols to a drawing.

Screw Connections

Create hardware stackups and insert them into the drawing as a single block.