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Date/Time: Tuesday, May 1st, at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EDT.

Summary: The DraftSight Premium Pack is an affordable, worldwide technical support and services package designed to help companies manage their CAD requirements by providing support with software deployment, customization, and integration. The Premium Pack is a subscription-based service and can be renewed on an annual basis. Although there is tremendous value with the free, standalone version of DraftSight, this webinar will review how companies can experience the following benefits with the DraftSight Premium Pack:

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The Lyons' Share Video Tip - GetArea Command

Do you need to calculate an area of an oddly shaped feature? Do you need to add or subtract portions of that area? Using the GetArea Command is an easy way to get the resulting area. Use this Command to calculate the area and perimeter by specifying a drawing entity or by specifying points that comprise an area to measure. Watch this video and learn how easy it is to calculate Area with DraftSight.

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Quick Zoom Fit
There are a number of productivity tools to use within DraftSight, but by far the most popular tip is how to use the scroll wheel of the mouse to zoom the drawing to fit the screen. Simply “double-click” the scroll wheel in the active graphic window, and all the geometry will fit within the drawing window.

Polar Tracking
Try using Polar Tracking instead of Ortho for drawing your horizontal and vertical lines. By using Polar Tracking, you will be able to draw lines at any point on your screen, however, your cursor will also Snap to a vertical or horizontal direction without having to use Ortho.

Webinar - Dimensioning a Drawing with DraftSight

Join us for an upcoming webinar hosted on our Facebook page to learn how to dimension a drawing with DraftSight.

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 25th, at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

Summary: Dimensioning a drawing is one of the most critical actions that a user needs to perform in any CAD product. With accurate dimensions and proper placement your drawing will be neat and easy to read, and your manufactured part will be accurate and reproducible. This webinar will focus on the available dimension functionality within DraftSight, and how to apply these dimensions to your drawing.

Reserve your webinar seat now! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. Be part of the action by posting questions during the Webinar on the DraftSight Facebook event page. To receive an invite to these webinars and others, visit us on Facebook and simply "like" the page.

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DraftSight Macro Programming Lesson – Part 3

Session 1: Thursday, April 26th, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Register Now!

Session 2: Friday, April 27th, at 9:00 a.m. WET. Register Now!

Summary: Ilan Singer from the DraftSight Technical Support team will present the 3rd part of a series of macro programming lessons. In this session, Ilan will review the implementation of the BPoly Utils macro and Module No. 3 of the DraftSight Technical Support customization with Macros doc (The Hand-out practicing procedure.pdf).

A FREE Stereoscopic viewer will be mailed to the first 10 webcast attendees that register for this webcast. This viewer can be used with Lesson No.1 DraftSight printout drawing or with any stereoscopic images.

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