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Should I remove DraftSight x64?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,313
United States Rank #5,665
Reach 0.0927%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.16 days
565.22 days >
Average installed length: 296.98 days


13.0.1081 9.14%
13.0.1080 2.02%
12.2.1065 8.70%
12.1.1077 11.11%
12.0.1301 14.77%
11.0.1258 18.54%
11.0.1234 0.11%
10.2.1010 8.21%
10.1.1069 17.83%
10.0.1237 4.21%
10.0.1229 5.36%

Other programs by Dassault Systemes

DraftSight x64

What is DraftSight x64?

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.
  • Adds 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{22EE33DC-181C-48E6-B14B-A2865FBA132A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 675.34 KB

Program filesFiles installed by DraftSight x64

Program executable:DraftSight64.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Dassault Systemes\DraftSight\DraftSight64.exe
Additional files:
  • swinstactsvc.exe - SolidWorks Activation Service Installer
  • swactwizhelpersc.exe - SolidWorks Activation Wizard Helper SC
  • 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)
  • swactwiz.exe - SolidWorks Activation Wizard
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000081645%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000408%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000408%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,667
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove DraftSight x64?

You can uninstall DraftSight x64 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 x64, 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 x64.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.51%
Windows 10 36.39%
Windows Vista 0.87%
Windows XP 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.88%
Windows 7 Professional 24.47%
Windows 8.1 13.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.73%
Windows 10 Home 5.60%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.02%
  Italy 12.24%
  United Kingdom 5.36%
  Germany 4.14%
  Brazil 2.64%
  Canada 2.49%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Poland 2.16%
  Sweden 1.79%
  Finland 1.69%
  Australia 1.69%
  Czech Republic 1.46%
  Mexico 1.18%
  Japan 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.93%
Dell 22.38%
Acer 14.32%
ASUS 13.64%
Samsung 5.92%
Toshiba 4.97%
Lenovo 4.20%
Intel 1.37%
Sony 1.03%
MSI 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.61%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.53%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.70%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.49%
ASUS All Series 2.29%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 2.08%

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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Gene Wilsonover a year ago
This is a gerat program for those that no longer have access to AutoCad. It is free and does a large portion of what AutoCad did. AutoCad's cost is well into the thousands. I just can not afford that.