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2D CAD Products

2D CAD products for layout, plans, and documentation : You'll find them here.

Professional 2D CAD : Solid Edge 2D Drafting

Solid Edge 2D drafting is not an Open Source CAD program but rather a robust, professionally supported tool from Siemens PLM Software. As such it is particularly well-suited to users needing 2D mechanical CAD tools.

DraftSight : professional 2D CAD software from Dassault Systèmes

The makers of CATIA & SolidWorks created DraftSight for 2D CAD which provides great value like AutoCAD DWG editing compatibility. This is a free product for individual use, and at the same time, it also has telephone & email support options, enterprise network installation options and more which can be purchased in a DraftSight Premium Pack product.