As speculated earlier this year, SolidWorks Corporation is officially retiring SolidWorks 2D Editor (formally known as DWG Editor) when SolidWorks 2012 is released. In an announcement sent to their reseller network it states that the link will be removed from the SolidWorks Customer Portal.
To allow an adequate transition period, the SolidWorks 2D Editor download will continue to be available through the Service Pack cycle of SolidWorks 2011, after which time the download link on the customer portal will be removed.
via CATI Tech Notes
Speculation started the beginning of July when Dassault Systemes released a new product called DraftSight which is also a free 2D CAD Editor. I personally do not have a problem with this as I think that DraftSight is a nicer/better program than what SolidWorks previous 2D programs were.
What are your thoughts about this product retirement? Have you tried DraftSight yet? Have you tried DraftSight on the Mac yet?