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Urgent DraftSight Critical Hotfix

Are you using DraftSight on a Windows based PC? If so, read on, you’ll need to run this fix as soon as possible.

Basically, there is an issue with an Expired Certificate. What does that mean? Well it means that as of March 1st 2017, all versions of DraftSight released from 2012 to 2017 SP0 (both 32bit and 64bit) will stop working. The full list of affected products is detailed below.

Don’t panic though, there is a simple fix available. First go to the DraftSight Download page and download the hotfix.

Once the file ( DraftSight_HotFix_2017R.exe ) is downloaded, run it.

Just follow the onscreen prompts and pretty soon your copy of DraftSight will be patched and will continue to work past the March 1st date.  As we mentioned above, this hotfix is only for Windows users, the issue does not affect OSx or Linux users at all.

If you have multiple installs of DraftSight, you might want to do a silent install of the hotfix.  This can be achieved by doing the following:

  1. Extracting the HotFix contents, but untick When done unzipping open: hotfix.exe
  2. From an administrative command prompt run the following command: <extracted folder>\hotfix.exe /s /k   (this step could be scripted by the local IT team if needed)

In other news, DraftSight 2017 SP1 will launch in the coming weeks. This updated version of DraftSight contains the hotfix and other improvements / fixes.