FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Related to DraftSight® 2019:
PLEASE NOTE: DraftSight® 2019 Standard, Professional, and Premium are only offered as a 12-month subscription (the non-subscription is no longer offered for these products. DraftSight® 2019 Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are offered as both subscription and non-subscription).
What happens to installations of the free version of DraftSight®?
If you’re using the free version of DraftSight®, you may continue to use DraftSight® 2018 or previous versions until December 31, 2019. You may reactivate your free version once more after the launch of DraftSight® 2019. All free versions of DraftSight® will cease to run after December 31, 2019.
If I’m using an older version of free DraftSight®, and I’m willing to pay, can I continue using it?
Previous versions of DraftSight are not available for purchase. All free versions of DraftSight® (version 2018 or earlier) will cease to run after 12/31/2019.
Is there a trial version of DraftSight® 2019 available?
Yes! A 30-day trial of DraftSight® 2019 Professional is available upon installation.
Visit www.DraftSight.com/Download to install DraftSight® 2019 for Windows, then select “Free 30-Day Trial” in the installation window.
PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to download and install the free 30-day trial of DraftSight® 2019 Professional, or if you purchase any version of DraftSight® 2019, you will not be able to redownload any previous free version of DraftSight® (2018 or earlier).
How will current DraftSight® Professional users be impacted by this release?
If you’re a DraftSight® Professional subscription customer, you can continue your subscription plan as it was purchased. Visit DraftSight.com/Download to install DraftSight® 2019, and enter your current, valid serial number upon installation.
- If you’re a DraftSight® Professional non-subscription customer, you can continue to use the version of DraftSight® Professional that you purchased. If you’d like to renew and get
DraftSight® 2019 Professional:
- If you’re within 12 months from your initial purchase date, you may download it, install it, and reactivate your existing serial number in the activation window to gain access to this latest version.
- If your 12-month access to features and upgrades has expired, you’ll need to renew your serial number.
What’s the activation method for each product?
DraftSight® 2019 Standard, Professional, and Premium are activated by simply purchasing a serial number online and entering it during installation. Internet connection is required to activate your serial number. DraftSight® 2019 Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are activated by purchasing through your reseller, by choosing an SNL (SOLIDWORKS Network License) or DSLS (Dassault Systèmes License Server) network license.
PLEASE NOTE: A minimum purchase of 2 Enterprise licenses required for the SNL (SOLIDWORKS Network License) network license by customers with an existing SNL. A minimum purchase of 5 Enterprise licenses required for the DSLS (Dassault Systèmes License Server) network license for customers without an SNL.