Draftsight : free 2D DWG software

Dassault, owners of CATIA and SolidWorks, have launched http://www.draftsight.com, where you can freely download a 2D CAD Package, called Draftsight.

The product was licensed from another CAD Vendor, so it is not their own development. It is not based on IntelliCAD as was their former DWGEditor, now called 2DEditor, but not updated anymore.

Windows-only and activation is required.

From the upFront.eZine NEWS #650:
DraftSight has been in private beta for months, and was released as a public beta for Windows yesterday. It will be available for Linux and Mac versions by year's end.