Is it possible to get Draftsight for free anymore?


It seems like Draftsight are stopping their free offering. Is there any way to continue using it for free or should I look for an alternative?

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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:


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Answered on May 21, 2019.
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The draftsight website says.

Mac and Linux users may access DraftSight 2019 Beta below at no cost.

So download and install Linux Mint (it’s free), either next to your windows or in a virtual box and you are good to go =)

Answered on October 9, 2019.

Looks like you’re correct. I didn’t catch the reference to macOS and Linux users.

on October 9, 2019.
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Draftsight isn’t available for free anymore but yes, it’s a lot cheaper than most other CAD software. If you have zero budget however, there are other free software that might prove useful to you. First things first though, what exactly are you looking to achieve with Draftsight?

Answered on September 18, 2020.
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I have a small family real estate valuation company and I’d rather pay, for example, 200 USD/lifetime, not 99 USD/year. If possible, I’d like to use a free alternative. I had AutoCAD 2010 LT but it suddenly stopped working and AutoCAD support can’t help me. I would use it only for drawing 2D building and floor plans (looking from above). In the end, I would produce a PDF version that I can print with some printing company. Any ideas?

Answered on March 31, 2021.
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