NEW IN DRAFTSIGHT PROFESSIONAL 2018
Increase your speed and efficiency with enhanced usability and new productivity tools.
Quick Input Methods
Provide a command entry interface near the cursor to input coordinates, distances, and angles.
Placing Dimensions with Dimension Widgets
Place dimensions automatically along Bounding Boxes aligned with other dimensions and spaced with the predefined offset distances.
Copying/Pasting Entities to the Active Layer
Copy/paste selected entities with new options to the active layer instead of the source layer.
Re-work the user interface and add program append capability.
Colored highlighting replaces legacy dashed-style highlighting.
Arrow Key Nudging Entities
Use the Shift + Arrow keys to move selected entities according to a specified increment.
Place text along an arc to better control the text direction and location.
Redefine Base Point
Set a new base point for a block using the right mouse button.
ADDITIONAL DRAFTSIGHT PROFESSIONAL FEATURES
Productivity-boosters to enhance your experience when printing, inserting and editing blocks, cleaning up your drawing, and more.
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.
Predefined Layer Support
Set up and map entity types to layers in a drawing. When switching tools (entity types), the layers change automatically.
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.
Create a gap in dimension lines when dimensions are intersecting with other drawing entities in order to give more clarity to the drawing.
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.
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.
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.
Trim and Extend entities by holding the left mouse button down and dragging over the entities to modify.
Use this feature to graphically compare similar drawings in order to find their differences.
A combination of the ability to Rotate, Move, Copy and Scale entities without leaving the command.
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.
Clean up a drawing file that has duplicate entities, overlapping entities and abutting entities.
A standards-based mechanical symbol library and annotation add-on that allows you to insert hardware, generate holes and callouts for holes, create a bill of materials, and add balloons, welding and surface finish symbols.