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Learning Resources

> Using the power of DraftSight to assist in geometry creation will enhance your
   productivity. Learning how to use ETracking and Polar Tracking will save you time,
   and help you be a more productive DraftSight user.

> Before you start using DraftSight, make sure you customize your user environment.
   The System Setup Tutorial will assist you in creating a user friendly work space.

> Check out the DraftSight Getting Started Guide. A free resource designed to get
    you up and running with DraftSight in no time.

> Join the SwYm DraftSight Community to get access to all online training resources,
   including videos, curriculums, tutorials and much more.

 

 
 
  Community Tips & Tricks

> To disable “entity” getting highlighted when hovering the
   cursor over it, from the menu, select Tools > Options >
   User Preferences > Drafting Options > Entity Selection >
   Pre-selected highlighting > uncheck the option of
   "Between commands."

> Pressing Ctrl + 9 will toggle the command window
   display on and off.

> To draw a center line exactly between two other parallel
   lines, type L (or line). When prompted to "Specify start
   point," press Shift+Right-mouse click in the graphics
   area. Then, select the "Mid between two points" option.
   Next, select the two endpoints of the original parallel
   lines. Repeat method for the other endpoint of line. When
   drawn, select the new Line and change its LineStyle to
   Center or Dashdot.

> Join the SwYm DraftSight Community to share your
   tips & techniques with other users.




 
 
  What’s New

> If you encounter an error message that states that your DraftSight product has expired,
   you can download and install DraftSight Beta II to solve this issue. DraftSight Beta I had
   an expiration date of December 31, 2010.

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   to learn about the value of the DraftSight Premium Pack, which includes a network
   license and phone, email, and API support. Or send an email now to
   Premium@DraftSight.com.

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  DraftSight Support Options

Whether you're a professional CAD user, student or educator, DraftSight has a support option that's right for you.

> We encourage all DraftSight users to sign up for free Community Support and get
   access to an abundance of online learning resources and iQuestions where you can
   present your questions to the DraftSight community.

> Commercial users can purchase the DraftSight Premium Pack that provides
   a network license plus API, telephone and email support. For more information, send an
   email to: premium@DraftSight.com.

> Educators can contact their local Value Added Reseller to purchase the DraftSight
   Education Services package that provides a network license, telephone and email
   support, plus curriculum materials.
 

   
   
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