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- MJ Smyth

We take the Christmas Holidays very seriously here in Ireland. Many businesses will actually close for almost two weeks!  Because of this, you can normally relax as clients will also be on leave. This year is a bit different, there … Continued Author information MJ Smyth The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the… [read more]

- MJ Smyth

This is week 3 of using DraftSight on macOS and so far so good.  I’m up to speed with it and from a DraftSight point of view, all is good!  macOS however, well, I’m still getting to grips with that!  … Continued Author information MJ Smyth The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the… [read more]

- MJ Smyth

I recently got a Macbook and, as you saw in a previous blog, installed DraftSight 2020 on to it.  Now, I’ve been a Windows user since, well, since Windows 3.0.  That’s a long time to use an OS and I’ve … Continued Author information MJ Smyth The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the… [read more]

- MJ Smyth

So Apples latest Desktop OS, Big Sur, was released recently.  I thought it was about time I upgraded one of our MacBooks here in the office to Big Sur and install DraftSight Professional 2020 on to it. I downloaded the … Continued Author information MJ Smyth The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the… [read more]

- MJ Smyth

In an earlier blog, I went though how I assign Project Numbers to new projects.  I also spoke about the Folder Structure I use and how I number each drawing in the project. Today I’m going to cover how I … Continued Author information MJ Smyth The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the… [read more]

- MJ Smyth

Lynn Allen Walks Us Through the Move from AutoCAD to DraftSight DraftSight is pleased to kick of a new video series, DraftSight Insights with Lynn Allen, who spent over 20 years with Autodesk, and Cadalyst, a leading source for design … Continued Author information MJ Smyth The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the… [read more]

- MJ Smyth

Keeping track of projects can be a nightmare.  You have to start off on the right foot, otherwise things will get messy quickly! I’m not saying my system is perfect, far from it, but it works well for me, so … Continued Author information MJ Smyth The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the… [read more]

- MJ Smyth

Todays blog doesn’t exactly deal with DraftSight directly,  it’s got to do with recovering from a disaster.  Read on! So last week I had a client call.  They spilled a cup of coffee over their laptop and, well, it died.  … Continued Author information MJ Smyth The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the… [read more]

- MJ Smyth

Subscription or perpetual? Network or Standalone? With DraftSight, it’s your choice. Having freedom of choice is important for CAD users – a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t always work for the wide range of use cases and situations of … Continued Author information MJ Smyth The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the… [read more]

- MJ Smyth

Just a quick blog to let you all know that latest version of DraftSight, DraftSight 2020 Service Pack 3 is now available for download.  As always, we would recommend updating to this version if you have DraftSight 2020 installed. If … Continued Author information MJ Smyth The first time I used CAD, it was on a DOS PC with an 8088 processor, 640K of memory and a Hercules Mono Graphics Card... That, well that was a long long time ago. I switched to DraftSight the… [read more]