Although it was previously announced that all DraftSight users (Windows 32 and 64 bit versions) need to download and install a critical hotfix that was made available to avoid being negatively affected by this. Downloading and installing DraftSight 2017 SP1 will resolve the issues caused by the expired certificate. To download the Service Pack, visit

DraftSight 2017 Service Pack 1 has been made available for download, with the critical hotfix incorporated in it. 

For the benefit of those who are not aware

DraftSight for windows 32 and 64 bit (Releases 2012-2017) will not launch or run as of the 1st of March 2017 due to an expired certificate.

For those who have already downloaded and installed the critical hotfix, it would be beneficial to also download and install SP1 as there are new improvements that have been implemented in this service pack.