On Jan 2, 2020 DraftSight Linux discontinuation was announced. Consider libre free CAD programs that work on Linux, MacOS and Windows instead of DraftSight. DraftSight is a non-free program available for Windows only, and in the future for cloud.
To our Linux users: thank you for your support. As communicated in 2019, all free versions of DraftSight ended 12/31 including Linux Beta. We look forward to releasing a more flexible, scalable solution this year, DraftSight Cloud, enabling DraftSight on your browser. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/364uqzbwYF— DraftSight (@DraftSight) January 2, 2020
3DS DraftSight has 2-D and some 3-D functionality. All no-cost DraftSight licenses were terminated on 31 DEC 2019.
DraftSight was provided at no cost from 2010-2019 for Windows, MacOS and Linux. DraftSight is natively compatible with AutoCAD DWG / DXF formats through R2018 (used by AutoCAD 2020).
If you have a high resolution screen and the DraftSight GUI icons look too small, try Tools → Options → System Options → Display → Screen Options → Use Large Icons.