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Welcome to DraftSight Help. Help includes descriptions and instructions for all the features and functions in the software.

With DraftSight, you can easily create professional CAD drawings.

With DWG as its primary drawing file format, DraftSight provides compatibility and exchange capabilities with a wide range of graphics and construction software all over the world.

Release 2021 can read and write DWG files up to the latest version of this format (R2018). The same applies to DXF (Drawing eXchange Format) files, which store the drawing database contents unencrypted.

The Welcome section of the online help discusses:

If you are not yet familiar with CAD, read these sections first:

All-in-one Help for Windows® and macOS®

This WebHelp contains the features and commands of the program for Windows® and macOS®.

Therefore, OS specific help topics or portions of help topics that are OS specific are marked.

Detailed information about the supported operating system versions are provided by the System Requirements topic.

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