Draftsight is a cad software for professional 2D drawings.
Many who are migrating to the world Linux, come looking for alternatives that can replace the tools they used in the Windows or in macOS. As for example the Photoshop, CorelDraw, Adobe Premiere it's the AutoCad, and for the latter we will pay special attention today and show a highly recommended alternative.
Who develops the Craftsight 3DS, the same company that develops the Solidworks it's the 3D Studio Max. The company has been in the market for 37 years, so not just any adventurous Dora in the industry. DraftSight is not open source software, but has a Free version (Windows, MacOS and Linux) and a Premium version (Windows) which has two methods, one 12 month subscription and one unsigned one where you buy it only once. and receive updates within the first 12 months after purchase.
If you opt for the subscription, the annual fee is $ 606.70 and with updates during the period that the subscription is in effect. Already if you choose to buy once, which costs $ 1,217.49 and if you need more support time, you can buy additional annual maintenance packages that come out on average for $ 99.00. As you can see, it is much cheaper than AutoDesk software (average cost of $ 5,000).
Some companies that use 3DS solutions are EMBRAER, Exxon Mobil, Eaton and Krcher, among others.
The Free version of Craftsight you can use on all three platforms, on windows 64 and 32 bit versions, macOS in dmg format and for linux in .deb and .rpm formats having only 64 bit versions.
The blog's partner channel, the Electronic Model, made a video of how to install and showing how to get started in the app. Check out the video below.
To download Draftsight just access the link directly from their website.
Interesting to have software made by professional and market-based companies offering very good quality Linux and free solutions that can read the formats DWG gives AutoDesk which are prevalent in the market.
Now tell us in the comments if you use or are looking for an extremely viable alternative to your daily life.
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