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Draftsight 2017 SP1 Critical Hotfix released to address SSL Issue

Draftsight 2017 SP1 critical hotfix released. As we know, draftSight is a professional 2D design and drafting software that lets you create, edit, view as well as markup any kind of 2D drawing. It has a familiar user interface and a minimal learning curve that facilitates an easy transition from your current CAD application.

Critical Hotfix

It has come to the attention of the DraftSight team that, due to an expired certificate, Windows* 32 & 64-bit versions of DraftSight released from 2012 to 2017 will not launch and/or will stop running as of March 1, 2017. However, we are making available a critical hotfix to resolve this issue before that date.


Key Features

  • Ease of use accessing rendering tools (lighting tools, texture mapping, as well as custom material creation, etc.)
  • Ability to modify 3D primitives (parametric editing tools, free-form editing tools, symmetrical editing process, etc.)
  • Ease of use accessing basic drawing tools (line, circle, polygons, etc.)
  • Ease of use accessing basic editing tools (erase, trim, extend, undo, etc.)
  • Export to file (.jpg, .pdf, .png, as well as svg.)
  • Save as .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .sld, .svg, .tif, as well as .stl file formats
  • Support for Windows, Mac as well as Linux operating systems
  • Multi-language character set support including Unicode fonts
  • Support for multiple user interface customizations. Can store and recall interfaces as required by a specific user without closing the application as well as without the need for scripting knowledge.
  • Ability to create custom scripts to automate tasks, such as add standard layers or styles to a drawing, update the title block, or automate plotting tasks.
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How to Install Draftsight 2017 SP1 3D Software on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install gdebi


sudo gdebi draftSight.deb

How to remove Draftsight 2017 from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove draftSight.deb

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Sylvain Denis
Sylvain Denis

hello, the link is not operational

Linux Hint

Thanks for notifing me. Yes it was broken because they just released a critical hotfix so I have updated the link now.