It took a little longer than originally planned, but DraftSight for Linux is now in beta release for the general public! Of course, DraftSight is a no-cost 2D CAD product by Dassault Systemes for CAD professionals, students and educators (download at DraftSight.com) that allows them to create, edit and view DWG files.
The Linux version of DraftSight was openly talked about by Dassault Systemes as early as August 2010. The original statements at that time suggested that a beta release would be happening in the Fall of that year. That didn’t happen, but the Linux version is finally available. This is a major move that allows Dassault Systemes to position itself very well in the 2D CAD industry with its beta release of a MAC version, and its recent general release of the Windows version. For additional information about DraftSight, please see my previous article. There’s also more Linux specific information now available in this newer article.
Here are some images of DraftSight for Linux (click on image to enlarge):
24 thoughts on “DraftSight for Linux is now in beta!”
hello. do you have the url for the download? here they still say “Linux® coming soon”: http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/download-draftsight/ thnx
Two links are now up on the DraftSight site for Linux.
Nice to see more software embracing the future.
The “GETTING_STARTED_GUIDE.PDF” is defective. The text is invisible.
GreyGeek, you can report this view the http://draftsight.com user community website. This is the beta release, so there will likely be some issues that need to be addressed.
It took me a while before I could finally find a CMS IntelliCAD software that is as good and easy to use as AutoCAD. What I appreciated most is that I can easily edit my .dwg files and it basically offers all features that I’m used to working with. Since CMS IntelliCAD gave me a free trial option, I tried to work with other software as well, including freeware, to compare and understand which one worked for me better. Out of everything I’ve tried so far, CMS IntelliCAD is definitely the best one in all aspects. Good job.