How to Make a Drawing (Site Plan) and Georeference an Image in DraftSight!

Hey Everybody

Brandon here back with the third installment of my series of videos/posts where we take a Look at the AutoCAD Alternative, DraftSight.
In case you missed them, here is Episode #1 & here is Episode #2

Today we are taking a deeper dive into the affordable AutoCAD alternative, DraftSight!

In the video, I walk you through the quick and easy process of creating a new drawing and basic Site Plan completely from scratch with DraftSight.

In the process we also take a look at one of my favorite plugins so far, OnlineMaps, which allows us to quickly and easily insert a map directly into DraftSight by utilizing ArcGIS Online from Esri.

You can find the plugin here:
Graebert Online Maps DraftSight Plugin:

Check it out and let me know what you all think!


I hope you enjoyed this 3rd video in the new series, I am excited to share them all with you and honestly really enjoyed my time using DraftSight so far and think you will as well.

To learn more about DraftSight and Try it out for 30 days free head over to their site here.
That’s all for this post, be sure to let me know if you have any questions along with what you think in the comments!

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 As always, thank you so much for reading and watching, I am super excited to be back and posting regularly on the blog and hope you all will follow along.

Cheers and happy drafting!


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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: