Package Details: draftsight 2019SP3-2

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Package Base: draftsight
Description: Freeware CAD software for DWG/DXF files.
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Keywords: CAD DWG DXF
Licenses: custom
Submitter: jstamant
Maintainer: greyltc
Last Packager: greyltc
Votes: 64
Popularity: 0.004194
First Submitted: 2015-08-10 00:05
Last Updated: 2020-06-02 14:05

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greyltc commented on 2020-11-01 10:20

Dassault systems has dropped Draftsight support for Linux:

Please don't flag this package as out of date.

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israuor commented on 2021-01-03 07:37

@MichaelArch make sure you have the package 'libfaketime' installed, and modify your /usr/share/applications/draftsight.desktop to somehting like that:

MichaelARCH commented on 2021-01-02 17:22

Thank you for this AUR-package. I installed it successfully after modification of the Build-Files list so that the separate .rpm-file from this comment was used. The program can be started, shows the welcome screen and after that an expiry message. How to get actually the program started? Thank you, Michael

newsboost commented on 2020-12-29 21:58

@kikislater: Ok, thanks for that comment. It confuses me with a package that doesn't work unless one changes a path, I don't remember having seen that for the other packages I use... In any case, I'm so tired of Dassault/Draftsight and all the bloat that comes with it, that I found out that I'm perfectly happy with Librecad for changing DXF-files once in a while... So goodbye Dassault/Draftsight, from my perspective - and good luck to those who will continue with them.

kikislater commented on 2020-12-29 09:24

@newsboost, you need to read comments below ... 7 comments behind yours there is the correct link ...

newsboost commented on 2020-12-28 00:59

I don't understand: How should this be flagged and why is this package here, if it doesn't work at all (apparantly I get it, there's something about missing support - but if it doesn't work, then I don't think it should be listed as a package in the AUR at all)?

  -> Downloading draftsight-2019SP3...
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:--  0:00:03 --:--:--     0
curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading http://dl-
error downloading sources: draftsight

greyltc commented on 2020-11-01 10:20

Dassault systems has dropped Draftsight support for Linux:

Please don't flag this package as out of date.

Foxboron commented on 2020-09-18 15:20

The PKGBUILD is fine. We are not responsible for the artifacts the PKGBUILD creates, nor how they are used by users.

emulti commented on 2020-07-26 17:02

Daraftsight is not 'freeware' any more. Those licence terms expired on December 31, 2019. Those using it on Linux after that date (whether by using 'faketime' or otherwise) are in breach of the licence terms. It is now commercial, paid-for software.

Those sharing download links and workarounds here are exposing Arch to legal claims by the copyright owners.

There are multiple alternatives on Linux for 2D CAD, notably Qcad, which has both a free open-source version using compressed DXF as a file format, and a modestly-priced paid version which has DWG support, using the same library as Draftsight and other Autodesk alternatives. This library is not open-source.

kikislater commented on 2020-07-26 15:47

Not the proper place to discuss about it as there is no real opensource alternative. It's mainly due to dwg pursuits made by Autodesk on opensource projects atempts ... So instead of this, having a proper freeware is good ! And don't forget to fork (thousands and more) dwg opensource projects to have better ecosystem in the future ... (many forks mean that they'll have difficulties to complain)

emulti commented on 2020-07-26 10:13

Draftsight never was Dassault Systemes software- it was a sublicence from the real authors/publishers, a German company called Graebert. It is unlikely to continue to work for long, as it 'phones home' for a runtime licence, and users would be breaching the terms of the sublicence agreement which has now expired. The original software is available commercially/legally from Graebert as ARES Commander ( It is easy enough to install in /opt from the tarball they ship. I have used it in the past as that version included some scripting features not available in Draftsight. They even fixed some long-standing bugs which I had also reported to Dassault/Solidworks, and which Dassault proceeded to ignore, since the purpose of the whole 'marketing project' was only to attract 2D users away from Autodesk and on to the Solidowrks 3D platform. I suggest that Arch users should support the intellectual property rights of software authors and not use commercial software such as Draftsight in breach of the licence terms.