Installation Guide DraftSight Enterprise

Created by Helmut Reiterer, Modified on Tue, 25 Oct 2022 at 04:19 PM by Helmut Reiterer

This guide is for installing DraftSight Enterprise and tries to cover all eventualities.


1. Preliminary work when upgrading from an older version

  • Uninstall the old version of DraftSight
  • Run a "Clean Reinstall Registry" according to the planetsoftware instructions


2. Install SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager

  • No SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager installed in your system yet

Please follow the “Network License Manager (SNL) Installation Guide” from planetsoftware.

  • You already have the SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager

Extend the SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager to manage licenses for DraftSight:

  • Look in the Windows system settings under the apps for the SOLIDWORKS Network License Manager and click on "Change"


  • Click next and then activate the "Modify" operation. Click on "Continue".

  • Add the DraftSight serial number to the existing serial number, separated by a comma.



  • Follow the installation manager to complete the settings.
  • Activate the license in the Network License Manager


3. Install DraftSight Client

  • Download the installation package for DraftSight via the following link:

  • Start the installation as Admin and select the SolidNetWork License (SNL).


  • Enter the server data



  • Accept the license agreement and start the installation with "Install".

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