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Want to be the CAD hero in your company? – We’re here to help! Check out the “Premium Pack Benefits Kit” – designed with the tools you need to understand the value of the DraftSight Premium Pack and share it with your boss. The kit includes:

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SolidWorks World 2012
– The premier global event for 3D design, simulation, and product development is only one month away. Don’t miss it - register today!
Oh, and by the way, DraftSight will be there in booth #141 and is offering some great breakout sessions. Plus, SolidWorks customers that attend the event will have a chance to win a 3DBOXX 3970XTREME Workstation from Boxx. It's over-clocked for incredible speeds of up to 4.5 GHz, making it one of the world's fastest solutions for SolidWorks and DraftSight.

Need to customize DraftSight or convert your company's existing drafting applications?
– To learn the benefits of the “Graebert Convert to DraftSight Program” simply click the link Develop4Drafting.com or visit us at SolidWorks World, Booth 136, February 12-15, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center.

January Facebook Fan Spotlight
 - As a thank you to our Facebook fans, we are highlighting a fan each month that continuously contributes to our Facebook Community. This month, we would like to recognize Greg Durrant for all his contributions and the help he has offered to other members of the group. Thank you Greg! To learn more about Greg and what he’s working on check out his website: http://www.gregdurrant.co.uk/ and check out the DraftSight Facebook page to see Greg in action!


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Bobst Group selected DraftSight’s Premium Service Pack.

“We opted for this package for two reasons,” said Gerber. “One is for license management for future product updates and the second, which is important to Bobst, is to have an API library so that we can port our existing applications to the systems we have set up.” Read the full Bobst Group Success Story (PDF).

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The Lyons' Share Video Tip - PolyLine Command

Named View Printing
If you create a “Named View” in your file, you can now select the view from the Print Dialog and print just that view. Select the Print icon. At the dialog, select Named view in the Print range category. Choose the view you’d like to print and click OK. This is a great way to set up a multi-sheet drawing if you plan on printing from Model space.

Adding Scroll Bars to the Graphic Window
If you prefer to use scroll bars to pan your graphic window, you can add them by clicking Tools>Options>System Options expand Display and check the box for “show scroll bars”. Click Apply and you’ve added the scroll bars to your graphic window.

Trim Command
The Trim Command is one of the most commonly used functions within DraftSight. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. Follow along with this video to understand the proper way to use the Trim Command.

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Useful tips, tricks and learning resources bundled into an easy-to-use flipbook called "DraftSight Master Series". Bookmark it so you can have it as a reference guide when using DraftSight.

Creating Custom Menus and Toolbars with DraftSight

Join us for an upcoming Webinar hosted on our Facebook page to learn how to customize your tables and then include them in your files.

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 25th, at 9:00 a.m. EDT

Summary: An excellent productivity tool and an efficient method of organizing commonly used commands is by creating custom menus and toolbars. Join Mark from The Lyons’ Share™ as he guides you through the steps for creating a custom user environment.

Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now!

Be part of the action by posting questions during the Webinar on the DraftSight Facebook event page. Everyone is welcome! To receive an invite to these Webinars and others, visit us on Facebook and simply "like" the page.

System Requirements for attendees:
PC: Windows®, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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“All chairs are not the same,” says Davis Furniture manager Brian Johnson, a 16-year company veteran who oversees all CNC equipment and programming. “We’re in a different class. Davis is about extremely high-end executive furniture not part of the mainstream. But it’s also about comfort, usability and function.”

Working with dozens of different designers and manufacturers over the years, Johnson says he relies on DraftSight, a free professional-grade 2D CAD tool from Dassault Systèmes, to access the plethora of legacy drawings he might need in an instant. Read the full story.

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