Happy Holidays from DraftSight!

Twas the night before Christmas and all through Dassault,
The employees were ready and were all on the go.
The products have been planned and developed with care,
With hopes that customers soon would be there.

The engineers were nestled all snug in their beds,
With visions of improvements dancing in their heads.
And my manager from her home, and I on my computer,
Had just settled in, thanks to tele commuter.

When out in the field there arose a great clatter,
I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter.
Away to the DraftSight Community I flew like a flash
To meet community members who had also made the mad dash.

The blog, loaded with materials that members needed,
Gave the advice that they surely heeded.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
An iQuestion post that I could almost hear.

DraftSight available, so lively and free,
I knew in a moment it had to be for me.
More easily available than others the product came,
We whistled and shouted and called it by name

Now Facebook! Now, Likedin Now, YouTube and Twitter. On Mac! On Windows XP, Vista and even 7!
Cross platform availability, now that’s heaven.
To the top of Google, beyond the firewall,
Now Download, Download, Download all!

DraftSight allows you to read write and share,
So easy that managers shouldn’t even care.
Edit your drawings in dxf or dwg.
How in the world can this product be free?

With DraftSight available for free in Beta,
Away they flew to make changes to their data.
Then I heard them shout, as they worked through the night,
Free CAD for all and for all DraftSight!

Greetings! I am reponsible for most of the training material for DraftSight. I am the voice (such as it is) of video's that you will watch for training. I have been a Senior Mechanical Designer for companies like Bose, Digital Equipment Corp., and Prime Computer. I spent 12 years teaching Computer-Aided Drafting at the Technical High School level. I even spent time working as a Golf Professional in Massachusetts and Naples, Florida. Feel free to contact me with ideas for training modules that you'd like to see, or to share some of the work that you've created with DraftSight.

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