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03
February
2017

Critical DraftSight HotFix: DraftSight Will Not Launch

Written by Tony Cavegn, Technical Manager

It has come to the attention of the DraftSight team that, 32 & 64-bit versions of DraftSight released from 2012 to 2017 will not launch and/or will stop running as of March 1, 2017. SOLIDWORKS has made available a critical hotfix to resolve this issue.

UPDATE (March 10, 2017): There is now a new release of DraftSight 2017 SP1 that includes this Hot Fix in the install files. We recommend downloading and using the latest version to eliminate the need for the Hot Fix.

To avoid usage interruption, please make sure to immediately download and install this critical hotfix, which can be found on the main product download page (https://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-software/free-download)

The affected releases are as follows:

Version (Windows 32 & 64 bit)

Release Date

DraftSight 2017 SP0

November 2016

DraftSight 2016 SP2

July 2016

DraftSight 2016 SP1

April 2016

DraftSight 2016 SP0

February 2016

DraftSight 2015 SP3

June 2015

DraftSight 2015 SP2

April 2015

DraftSight 2015 SP1

February 2015

DraftSight 2015 SP0

October 2014

DraftSight V1R5.2

July 2014

DraftSight V1R5.1

April 2014

DraftSight V1R5.0

January 2014

DraftSight V1R4.0

October 2013

DraftSight V1R3.2

July 2013

DraftSight V1R3.1

January 2013

DraftSight V1R3.0

November 2012

Tags: Draftsight 2017, Draftsight Broke, Draftsight Critical Error, Draftsight Hot Fix

Comments (10)

  • Roger

    Roger

    15 August 2017 at 03:36 |
    Have just downloaded latest version of Draftsight 2017SP2 and it still wont open! any ideas? I am trying to install on a new HP laptop

    reply

    • Mats-Ola

      Mats-Ola

      17 August 2017 at 00:29 |
      The same issue for me. I Installed 2 HP computers with DS. At the beginning ,booth works fine. Yesterday one of this start splashing the activation screen. Activation struggled. I tried to repair the installation but now , the start screen appear and then disappear. Nothing more

      reply

    • Andrew

      Andrew

      22 August 2017 at 10:07 |
      Hi Roger,

      Are you trying to upgrade from a previous version?

      reply

      • Peter

        Peter

        14 September 2017 at 03:25 |
        I have the same issue

        reply

  • yannick

    yannick

    21 August 2017 at 19:04 |
    I have the same issue on mac. I launch it then it asks me to register, I fill out the the blanks with my email address and some more info then when I click on next it disappears. Any idea ?

    reply

  • Ron Beery

    Ron Beery

    24 August 2017 at 21:00 |
    I am having same problem I tried at least 10 times to get through activation. It was working fine, then suddenly stopped working one day. I Went to another blog and found this: On your computer, go to Internet Options in the Control panel, Select Internet Properties/Security, go to Trusted Sites. Add https://www.3ds.com to the trusted sites option, (make sure to include the https) then Close.

    Go back to Draftsight, fill out the activation form and wait for it to tell you that it is sending an email for activation. Once you get the email, accept the activation and proceed with opening Draftsight.

    The problem is a firewall / or security certificate problem. Most likely caused by a push from Microsoft or your ISP.

    reply

    • B.

      B.

      01 September 2017 at 08:05 |
      Yes thats the solution folks.

      Ty Ron.

      reply

  • IanT

    IanT

    26 August 2017 at 17:35 |
    I installed Draftsight on a Toshiba L50B Laptop. Though I disabled the firewall, It simply will not launch.

    Very disappointed.

    reply

  • Mozammel

    Mozammel

    11 September 2017 at 07:49 |
    I'm using ubuntu GNOME 17.04
    cant open draftsight, I have downloaded the latest version.
    just after open its crash.
    any fix please ?

    reply

  • Ferdaus

    Ferdaus

    20 September 2017 at 05:47 |
    Same here, DraftSight 2017 for Ubuntu crashes continuously after opening.
    This is really frustrating

    reply

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