Dassault Systèmes releases DraftSight for Linux

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 09, 2011

DraftsightDassault Systèmes (DS), a 3D and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions provider, today announced the availability of a beta release of DraftSight for Linux. DraftSight is a no-cost 2D CAD product for CAD professionals, students and educators that can be downloaded from the website, stated the company.

“We’ve been working on the Linux version since the launch of DraftSight and have seen a significant rise in demand for this over the last few months. It’s been our objective since the start to respond to users by providing them with products that will meet their needs,” remarked Aaron Kelly, Sr. director, DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes.

DraftSight for Linux, as stated by the company, allows users to create, edit and view DWG files. The solution runs on multiple operating systems, including Linux and Mac OS in beta, and Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. DraftSight beta users have access to no-cost community support available within the DraftSight open, online SwYm community where they can access support and training resources, along with an environment to interact, ask questions and share their opinions. The DraftSight community is designed by engineers for engineers, designers and architects, stated the company.