By DE Editors
Dassault Systèmes (DS) has announced the availability of an open, online community accessible through DraftSight.com, aimed at providing all computer-aided design (CAD) users access to new services and products to unlock data stored in billions of DWG files.
In conjunction with the debut of the DraftSight community, Dassault Systèmes is also launching the DraftSight solution, a free, professional-grade 2D CAD product delivered using an open business model. Currently in public beta, DraftSight provides users with a way to read, write, and share DWG files. It runs on multiple operating systems including Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Mac OS and Linux support will be available later this year, according to the company.
Within the online community, users can learn by interacting with members and letting their opinions be heard about specific topics, challenges, or anything they’re passionate about when it comes to CAD and DraftSight. In addition, community members will have the opportunity to share ideas and participate in DraftSight’s transparent, open product development process. Through the global community experience, DraftSight users can choose from a variety of support options, including Community Support and fee-based, Value-Added Support packages that offer telephone, email, and remote desktop support.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.