Package Details: draftsight 2019SP3-1

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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: 63
Popularity: 1.11
First Submitted: 2015-08-10 00:05
Last Updated: 2020-01-03 18:34

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emulti commented on 2020-01-13 17:26

For the moment, Draftsight 2019SP3 continues to work for me. I expect it will stop next time it 'phones home'. But Draftsight is not a Dassault Systemes product. It is actually Ares Commander by Graebert, a commercial product, marketed under 'white label' with some features disabled. The announcement most likely refers to the end of the OEM arrangement for the Linux platform. Licences for Ares Commander for Linux remain available for version 2019 SP3.

If you don't need an Autocad work-alike and are willing to re-learn some drafting techniques, consider qcad. There is a paid version for a reasonable cost that also supports read/write of the .dwg format.

lonaowna commented on 2020-01-13 16:15

DraftSight for Linux has been discontinued:

israuor commented on 2020-01-01 09:35

SP3 (using the patch from @MikeWey) is working in 2020

emulti commented on 2019-12-21 16:15

Draftsight 2019 SP3 does not give the 'will stop working in X days' message shown by 2019SP1.

It displays an html page inside the application 'All free versions of Draftsight will stop working after 12/31/19'.

However, the same webpage states 'latest release: Draftsight 2019 SP2, Download now', so it clearly has not been kept up to date.

I guess we will have to wait until 1st January 2020 to find out what happens to the Linux version.

MikeWey commented on 2019-12-21 15:32

AFAIK draftsight 2019SP3 will continue working after 12/31/2019.

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 25ae2f9..c32e309 100644
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 # Contributor: Justin R. St-Amant <jstamant24 at gmail dot com>

 pkgdesc="Freeware CAD software for DWG/DXF files."
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ depends=('alsa-lib'


vantu5z commented on 2019-12-20 10:17

Mac and Linux users may access DraftSight 2019 Beta at no cost. Is this until 12/31/2019?

lgomesf commented on 2019-12-19 17:38

DraftSight will no longer be free after 12/31/2019

vantu5z commented on 2019-12-16 08:33

Now DraftSight say that stop working after 15 days, and suggests to update.

durotan commented on 2019-09-26 13:50

DraftSight Service Pack 2019 SP2 is now available

sl1pkn07 commented on 2019-08-29 17:19

what is the error? with untouch pkgbuild i cant launch the program, appears a window with text something like (in spanish in my case) "this program is unable to load, fail when load the modules. please reinstall" and button with ok, the push the buttom then the program is closed