Is it possible to get Draftsight for free anymore?
Not according to Dassault Systèmes.
On the Draftsight Free Trial page, there’s currently a notice telling users that they have discontinued the free version.
It has some important consequences that you might want to consider if you’re already a Draftsight user:
- If you have a version older than Draftsight 2019 you probably shouldn’t download the new version. Because Dassault Systèmes say that if you download the new version you will only get a 30 day free trial and thereafter you’ll need to pay.
- All free versions of Draftsight will stop working after December 31, 2019. If you want to continue using Draftsight after that date you would need to purchase a Draftisght license.
Therefore the only way to legitimately use Draftsight for free is their 30-day free trial.
So Draftsight is no longer free but it’s a much cheaper alternative to AutoCAD.