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Major DraftSight Update Available NOW! Announcing a new release of DraftSight for Windows, Mac and Linux. It features new enhancements and functionality that will save time and make creating, editing and viewing DWG files even more productive! And of course, as always, it's FREE!* DOWNLOAD UPDATE NOW (*Standalone version. Activation required.)

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TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Tip 1: Layer Tool - To activate a Layer by selecting an entity, type ACTLAY then select an entity on a Layer that you want to be the Active Layer.

Tip 2: Toolbar(s) - To see the list of available toolbars that can be toggled on or off, type TOOLBARS. To create your own toolbar, type TOOLBAR and the Customization window will open to allow you to create custom toolbars or change existing ones.


 

TRAINING

When using Blocks in DraftSight, you can increase your productivity by adding Attribute data to them. Block Attribute definitions let you attach variable or constant text to Blocks. When you insert a Block containing Block Attributes, you are prompted to specify values for each Block Attribute (unless the value is defined with a constant value).

Use the Elliptical Arc command when you are creating an open Ellipse. like an Ellipse, an Elliptical Arc has a center, but has a longer radius along its major axis and a shorter radius along its minor axis. An Elliptical Arc, however, is not closed like an ellipse; but is open similar to a Radial Arc.




 

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This is the Status Bar in DraftSight. 

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 10th, 1 p.m. EST
Title: Taking Advantage of the Status Bar in DraftSight
Summary: Learn about the productivity tools that are available to you. We will cover all of the tools: Snap, Grid, Ortho, Polar, ESnap and ETrack. When used properly, these tools can save you time and money!

Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now!!

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