DraftSight Essentials: drawing with a value CAD app

Great alternative to AutoCAD, making the power of CAD available to everyone. Join millions of DraftSight users today.

What you will learn

DraftSight is not alone among CAD programs in similarity to AutoCAD when it comes to drawing and editing tools, and once you have learnt the basics you will be able to use most other CAD programs fairly easily

  •  Learn how to draw all kinds of shapes, lines, circles, arcs, rectangles and polygons
  • Editing is a breeze in CAD, Be amazed!.
  • Draw a simple house elevation, and then add a plan.
  • Adding dimensions to your drawing is easy; see how.
  • Learn how to output drawings as a PDF file

It might sound strange, but most professional level CAD software is basically very similar. DraftSight is no exception


Learning CAD is really much simpler than many people imagine, and once learnt, a skill that saves huge amounts of time


You can not only save time and money on simpler projects, as it is really easy to share files with building and design professionals 


Because you can output drawings as PDF files, as well as printing them you can also email them instantly 

Course Summary

Computer Aided Design, or CAD, is so much easier to learn than most people realise, and really takes the hard work out of any kind of technical drawing. Download the FREE version of DraftSight, a professional quality CAD program, and learn how to use it here.
More and more, computer drawing of all kinds is moving into everyday life. Now you can learn to produce accurate scale drawings in a fraction of the time it takes to draw something on paper. DraftSight really is the best possible choice for the occasional user, as it brings really top quality CAD skills within your reach without the cost. What is more, being able to produce your own scale drawings could save you a great deal of money, in fees.
Even better, DraftSight is compatible with the industry standard, AutoCAD, and has a very similar set of tools. Learn one, and you can almost certainly use the other really quickly. It is supported by a major corporation with vast experience in drawing software, and it is a cross platform application, running on Windows, Mac and Unix. Millions of people worldwide are already benefitting from this great program, so why not start acquiring another skill today and join them.

On the course you will learn;

  • To customise the workspace, and streamline the CAD screen
  • Simple drawing and editing tools, with hands on exercises for you to have a go at
  • Methods and tools which can help you draw more quickly
  • How to draw and edit things accurately, to size
  • Why Layers are really important to use
  • How to set up paper sizes and scales
  • Dimensioning drawings, one of the real CAD time savers
  • How to output your drawings as finished scale plans, either printed or as PDF files

Course Curriculum

Simon Rodway

Working as an illustrator and designer in architecture and publishing for more than 30 years has taught me a lot about drawing software.

  Brief CV: I have worked on a wide range of magazine titles in the UK, US and Europe and currently illustrate 2 UK based craft titles, Furniture and Cabinetmaking and Woodworking Crafts, providing plans and 3D drawings as well as articles for both. I have illustrated more than 50 books on a wide variety of craft subjects, and have written extensively in craft magazines on the use of computer drawing techniques in furniture making and joinery.

I have a degree in Architecture, and run LineMine, a website that focuses on design drawing techniques and software. 

Course Pricing

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  • £19.99

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