Install DraftSight CAD in Ubuntu 14.04 x64bit

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DraftSight CAD is a free, standalone, professional-grade 2D CAD product for professional CAD users, students and educators to create, edit, view DWG files and AutoCAD DXF files. DraftSight is currently available as a 32bit installer.

The free version of DraftSight now includes:

  • Search in Options: With this new feature, simply type in the search box what you are looking for in the Options menu, and you will be provided with the path to the location of the topic in the Options dialog.
  • iQuestions Integration: Using the Community tab, log into the DraftSight SwYm community to search and ask questions in the iQuestions section of the community.
  • Standard Compliant Drawings
  • Quick Group: Use the QuickGroup command to quickly create EntityGroups.
  • Mouse Gesture: Now supporting Mouse Gestures for Mac and Linux.
  • Improved Performance: Improved Pan and Zoom performance.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install this on a 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 machine

Step 1: Install i386 Libraries

sudo apt-get install libuuid1:i386 libice6:i386 libsm6:i386 libxt6:i386 libaudio2:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386 libcanberra-gtk-module:i386 libcanberra-gtk0:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386

Step 2: Download DraftSight Installer

Direct Download

[button link=”” style=”download” color=”primary”]Download DraftSight CAD[/button]

or terminal


Step 3: Install DraftSight CAD

sudo dpkg -i draftSight.deb

Note: during install, you will be promted to accept License Agreement


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  • Swastik Harish

    While Draftsight 2015 installs on my Ubuntu 14.04 system without any issues, there are several bugs that bother me and in effect make the software unusable:

    1. This may be because I’m using a Lenovo Yoga 2 pro with a high DPI screen, but the Esnap does not take precendence over Etrack. This means that the current figure that I am drawing often does not snap to the the Esnap point, and clicks off somewhere near the Etrack lines, leading to errors that are serious.
    2. Every time the cursor crosses a piece of text, the GUI slows down badly. Text rendering seems to have gone back a few years.

  • Johnson Jayraj

    Do we have any application that is just used to view dwg files ??