Dassault Systèmes has launched an open online community for CAD users around the world to facilitate better DWG file management and storage in a collaborative environment.
Dassault Systèmes is a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions.
Accessible through DraftSight.com, the online community aims to provide all computer-aided design users easy access to new services and products that will help unlock valuable data stored in billions of DWG files.
Building on Dassault Systèmes’ vision of enabling social innovation, the launch of this community comes as a direct result of customer demand and marks the next step in bringing DWG file management and storage into an easy-to-use, online service-oriented environment.
Dassault Systèmes has simultaneously launched the DraftSight solution, a free, professional-grade 2D CAD product delivered using an open business model.
Currently in public beta and available for download at 3ds.com, DraftSight provides users with a better way to read, write and share DWG files. DraftSight is available for all user categories including CAD professionals, students and educators.
DraftSight is based on an advanced architecture with user-friendly features and runs on multiple operating systems including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Mac OS and Linux support will be available later this year).
Pascal Daloz, Executive Vice President, Market Development & Strategy, Dassault Systèmes comments that DraftSight and DraftSight.com will unlock the valuable data stored in DWG files and help reinvent the CAD market by simultaneously integrating data, people and technology.
He adds that DraftSight.com’s interactive, user-driven environment will enable the collaborative innovation that drives product design and spurs industry growth.
Advantages of the DraftSight community
- Users can learn by interacting with members and exchange notes on specific topics or challenges in CAD and DraftSight
- Community members can share ideas and participate in DraftSight’s transparent, open product development process
- Multiple support options for DraftSight users including Community Support and fee-based, Value-Added Support packages
According to Aaron Kelly, senior director, DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes, the community created through DraftSight.com and the immediate availability of the DraftSight product represent a natural progression in their efforts to drive user-based knowledge sharing and high-quality service that will provide real value to their customers and all CAD users around the globe.
Dassault Systèmes CAD products are available in Australia through Solidtec Solutions- SolidWorks 3D CAD .