Step up to the next level alternatives.
If you’re just looking for 2D drafting and you’re not already CAD trained then RealCAD® is the perfect solution. Easier and faster to use for professionals that are not locked into using only the .DWG file format.
ARES® Commander is basically DraftSight® without limits. A measurably superior DWG based CAD software built by the same company that produce Draftsight. Transitioning from Draftsight® or AutoCAD® to ARES is seamless.
If you already know and use Draftsight® but want to upgrade your abilities without losing any of the drawings or learning you have already accumulated, then ARES® Commander is the product to choose.
Draftsight® is often used as a shoehorn into Solidworks® (by Dassault Systems), but by going directly to IronCAD® instead, greater productivity, price savings and ease of use are at your disposal. It is the most popular Solidworks® alternative, with significant advantages. IronCAD is simply the way 3D design should be.