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Should I remove DraftSight?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,407
United States Rank #8,355
Reach 0.0569%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.56 days
606.56 days >
Average installed length: 318.70 days


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12.0.1301 5.35%
11.0.1258 7.40%
10.2.1010 3.75%
10.1.1069 8.83%
10.0.1237 2.05%
10.0.1229 2.50%
9.1.173 9.63%
9.0.189 6.16%
8.4.274 12.13%
8.3.119 7.58%
8.2.301 4.55%
8.1.398 10.17%
8.0.2123 8.12%
8.0.1713 1.07%
8.0.1387 0.80%

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What is DraftSight?

DraftSight is a 2D CAD product for engineers, architects, designers, draftspeople, students and educators and lets users create, edit and view DWG (DWG files contain the binary data for CAD design and it is the drawing format for many CAD programs) and DXF files. DraftSight allows users to access legacy DWG/DXF files, regardless of which CAD software was originally used to create them. Dassault Systèmes hosts an open community for DraftSight users to ask questions, express opinions, collaborate, solve problems and share ideas. The Draftsight community have an access to a CAD Library that allows their instant access to 2D drawings.

About  (from Dassault Systemes)

DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files.
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/overview
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\DraftSight\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4E368382-C6DF-4D2C-BB63-58987F6F808F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DraftSight

Program executable:DraftSight.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\DraftSight\bin\DraftSight.exe
Additional files:
  • draftsighthelper.exe - DraftSight Network License Helper App (DraftSight Network License Helper)
  • K2SNL.dll - DraftSight Network License Library (DraftSight Network License)
  • dsHttpApiController.exe - DraftSight API Service Controller
  • K2DSPSettings.exe - DraftSight Network Proxy Library (DraftSight Network Proxy)
  • K2AVCommand.dll - DraftSight Activation Library (DraftSight Activation)
  • K2TaskPane.dll - DraftSight Home page Library (DraftSight Home Page)
  • DesignLibAddin.dll - DraftSight Design Library
  • DraftSightDsSwymConnector.dll - DraftSightDsSwymConnector
  • dsAutomation.dll - DraftSight dsAutomation (DraftSight API)
  • DrawCompare.dll - DraftSight DrawCompare
  • dsHttpApiService.exe - DraftSight API Service
  • dsInterface.dll - DraftSight dsInterface
  • dsJServerAddin.dll - DraftSight API Server
  • GCodeAddin.dll - DraftSight GCodeAddin
  • dsLibrary.dll - DraftSight dsLibrary
  • swlmutil.exe - Solidworks SWLMUTIL (SWLMUTIL)
  • swlmwiz.exe - swlmwiz Application (SolidNetWork License Administrator)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • dsHttpApiService.exe runs as a service named 'DraftSight API Service' (DraftSight API Service).

How do I remove DraftSight?

You can uninstall DraftSight from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DraftSight, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DraftSight.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.84%
Windows XP 18.29%
Windows 10 10.88%
Windows Vista 9.63%
Windows Server 2003 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.98%
Windows 7 Professional 22.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.10%
Windows 10 Home 3.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.88%
  Italy 9.49%
  United Kingdom 4.82%
  Germany 4.74%
  Brazil 3.14%
  Canada 2.37%
  Taiwan 2.22%
  Japan 2.22%
  Poland 2.07%
  Spain 1.91%
  Netherlands 1.76%
  Turkey 1.68%
  India 1.68%
  Australia 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.99%
Hewlett-Packard 26.76%
Acer 13.15%
Toshiba 3.91%
ASUS 3.60%
Intel 3.13%
Samsung 2.82%
American Megatrends 2.50%
Sahara 1.88%
Lenovo 1.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.95%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.77%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.77%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.37%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.37%

About Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systèmes is a producer of 3D design software and 3D digital mock-up solutions and develops PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling.
Publisher URL: www.3ds.com


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