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New from DraftSight! "The Lyons' Share™"- DraftSight training guru, Mark Lyons never misses an opportunity to share his tips, tricks, and techniques. The "Lyons' Share" is Mark's one-of-a–kind collection of valuable learning resources that will continue to grow over time. Check out the "Lyons' Share" now - below or on the DraftSight Facebook page.

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Learning resources including tips, tricks, videos, webinars and more from DraftSight's training guru, Mark Lyons.


By default, LineWeights will not appear to change in your Graphics Window. If you want to see the LineWeights appear, type LineWeight at the command prompt and select "Display weight in graphics area".

Switching ViewPorts
If you have multiple ViewPorts on your sheet, you can cycle through them by pressing CRTL+R once you have one active.

Hands on Project - Star
Have you been using DraftSight® for some time or are you a new user and want to test your skills? Follow along with this assignment "Hands on Project – Star" and create the geometry for the star. To do this, you will need to know how to create a line and a circle. You will need to know how to trim, delete and create a pattern. You will need to make a polyline out of a series of lines and use the offset command. Finally, you will need to use the hatch/fill command and some of its options.

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The Lyons' Share: Getting the most out of Sheet Mode in DraftSight Webinar

Join us for an upcoming Webinar hosted on our Facebook page to learn how Sheet Mode can help you simplify plotting your drawing.

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 21st, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST
Summary: When using "Sheet Space" in DraftSight®, it is as if you have added a sheet of paper to a drafting board, where the "sheet" is represented at a scale of 1:1, and the information contained in the model is visible through a viewport. This viewport may be scaled, rotated and arranged in any way necessary to construct the drawing. Plotting this drawing is simplified because it is always plotted at a scale of 1:1.

Space is limited. 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. 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
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