DraftSight gets a minor beta 1.3 update

DraftSight gets a minor beta 1.3 update

DraftSight, an increasingly popular free CAD application for Windows, Linux and Mac, got a new beta release with a couple of relatively minor changes.

The changes in question are print configurations and support for 3D mouse devices such as 3D Connexion.

The print configurations can be applied to DWG files, so that you don't have to configure printing again in the future. This is nicely covered in a screencast from Dassault Systems:

As for 3D mouse devices, DraftSight supports Zoom Direction (Vertical and Horizontal), Pan/Velocity/Axis (clockwise and counter clock wise) and Dominant mode. The latter is used to filter out events from the least used modes. You can also control sensitivity.

Builds for Windows, Linux and Mac are available here. Ubuntu installer will complain about the DEB file, but install it anyway.

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7 Responses. Comments closed for this entry.

  1. they also added paper sheet limits to sheet views, which make them understandable now.

  2. Alexandre Prokoudine 21 October 2011 at 5:33 pm

    they also added paper sheet limits to sheet views, which make them understandable now

    Ah, nice finding. Thanks for sharing!

  3. “Ubuntu installer will complain about the DEB file, but install it anyway.”
    Sounds reassuring :)

  4. Alexandre Prokoudine 21 October 2011 at 10:49 pm

    @David Rylander

    It’s quite a bit of a pain as they build it for the last LTS which is 9.04. Some dependencies work differently since then.

  5. Yes, understandable. I wouldn’t be able to build a deb even if my life depended on it. Just sounded a bit like “trust us, nothing funny going on here, nevermind the calls to this absolutely-safe.biz site”. ;)


    p.s. the Quick reply window below the comments didn’t work as there is no name and email fields, I only get to a page requiring these. Had to revisit the article to get to this post new comment where name/email is present.

  6. Ali Davoodifar 13 March 2012 at 12:06 am

    Unfortunately this is not free software. It’s proprietary: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DraftSight

  7. Yes, it’s proprietary. So? :)