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# Draftsight

Draftsight is a CAD software whose free version offers all the tools needed for a 2D design.

Here are presented some of the most common configurations beside some tips in the use of Draftsight.

## Sheet views

To change the colour background in the Sheet Views:
Tools > Options > System Options > Display > Element Colors > Sheet Background.

To remove the dotted borders of the printable area in the Sheet Views:
Tools > Options > System Options > Printing > General options and remove the tick from Display Printable area.

To remove the paper background in the Sheet Views:
Tools > Options > System Options > Printing > General options and remove the tick from  Display paper background.

## Rotate the UCS in the Sheet View

To rotate a drawing in the Sheet View without changing its orientation in the Layout View, do as follows:

1. in the Sheet View, active the viewport with a double-click inside its area;
2. from Tools > New CCS > 3 Point, set the new orientation of the X-Y plane;
3. give the command planview and choose the option Active CCS to set the view according to the new CCS.

## Restore the WCS after 3D Orbit

To come back to the 2D view after rotation of a 3D object:
View > View Tiles > 3D Views > Plan View >  World CCS.

## Use an Xref in a drawing

An Xref is an external reference, that could be an image or a drawing. In the latter case, when it must be attached to another one, with Insert > Attach Drawing, it's important that the configurations of the two files are the same otherwise parameters'scale will be changed.

Let's suppose to have a file called xref.dwg that must be attached to file.dwg. The easy way to copy all the configurations is to:

1. create a copy of xref.dwg and call it file.dwg;
2. in file.dwg, delete and clean its content, than attach xref.dwg.

## Label objects

The leader dimension allows to label objects so that the annotation and the pointing line are bounded one another.

Best results are obtained with the following configuration:

If the text and the pointing line, or the frame, are not correctly bounded, just replace the text around to let them re-synchronize.

## Super- Sub- script code

Only in multiline mode, it's possible to write super- and sub- script text, with any character and font, using the carriage ^.

For subscript code:

1. type ^ before the text: ^sub;
2. select all, then click the Stack/Unstack button.

For superscript code:

1. type ^ after the text: super^;
2. select all, then click the Stack/Unstack button.