Critical DraftSight HotFix: DraftSight Will Not Launch

Posted in: Mechanical Design
February 3, 2017

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 (

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

February 3, 2017
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