Package Details: draftsight 2019SP3-1

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Package Base: draftsight
Description: Freeware CAD software for DWG/DXF files.
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Keywords: CAD DWG DXF
Licenses: custom
Submitter: jstamant
Maintainer: greyltc
Last Packager: greyltc
Votes: 63
Popularity: 0.28
First Submitted: 2015-08-10 00:05
Last Updated: 2020-01-03 18:34

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vantu5z commented on 2020-04-01 09:17

You still can use faketime tool:

Use exec line in desktop file: Exec=env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/ --unset=XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP --unset=DESKTOP_SESSION --unset=GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID vblank_mode=0 faketime '2020-02-29 08:15:42' /opt/dassault-systemes/DraftSight/Linux/DraftSight %U

emulti commented on 2020-03-20 08:57

Draftsight is now giving a message on startup "This Draftsight Beta Version will expire in 11 days and will stop running". That would be 31st March 2020. Goodbye, Draftsight. Alternatives for those who have to work with the Autodesk .dwg format are

Bricscad (commercial)

Graebert Ares Commander (Commercial, Draftsight Linux was the while-label cut-down version of this) USD250/year

The above are (mostly) Autocad work-alikes. There may be others.

Open-source alternatives that can work with .dwg:

Qcad Professional (Commercial version of Qcad)

Librecad (import only, beta .dwg support)

greyltc commented on 2020-03-16 12:17

Working fine for me today. Know that we expect this package to break in some unfixable way soon as Dassault Systems begins to try to extract payment for its use. Maybe that has started?

lonaowna commented on 2020-03-16 08:51

Also doensn't work for me:

> /opt/dassault-systemes/DraftSight/Linux/DraftSight
fish: “/opt/dassault-systemes/DraftSig…” terminated by signal SIGSEGV (Address boundary error)

Floris commented on 2020-03-16 08:25

sorry but doesnt work on manjaro 19

emulti commented on 2020-01-13 17:26

For the moment, Draftsight 2019SP3 continues to work for me. I expect it will stop next time it 'phones home'. But Draftsight is not a Dassault Systemes product. It is actually Ares Commander by Graebert, a commercial product, marketed under 'white label' with some features disabled. The announcement most likely refers to the end of the OEM arrangement for the Linux platform. Licences for Ares Commander for Linux remain available for version 2019 SP3.

If you don't need an Autocad work-alike and are willing to re-learn some drafting techniques, consider qcad. There is a paid version for a reasonable cost that also supports read/write of the .dwg format.

lonaowna commented on 2020-01-13 16:15

DraftSight for Linux has been discontinued:

israuor commented on 2020-01-01 09:35

SP3 (using the patch from @MikeWey) is working in 2020

emulti commented on 2019-12-21 16:15

Draftsight 2019 SP3 does not give the 'will stop working in X days' message shown by 2019SP1.

It displays an html page inside the application 'All free versions of Draftsight will stop working after 12/31/19'.

However, the same webpage states 'latest release: Draftsight 2019 SP2, Download now', so it clearly has not been kept up to date.

I guess we will have to wait until 1st January 2020 to find out what happens to the Linux version.

MikeWey commented on 2019-12-21 15:32

AFAIK draftsight 2019SP3 will continue working after 12/31/2019.

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 25ae2f9..c32e309 100644
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 # Contributor: Justin R. St-Amant <jstamant24 at gmail dot com>

 pkgdesc="Freeware CAD software for DWG/DXF files."
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ depends=('alsa-lib'