Can I use AutoCAD tutorials to learn DraftSight?
I heard its pretty much a clone, so can I use the tutorials without running into issues?
Yes. You can. Check out this draftsight tutorial which ties with AutoCAD:
You can compare both the Software and based on your requirements you can choose any. I have used both and I can tell you that if you know AutoCAD then you know DraftSight . Even you can enter most of Autocad commands in DraftSight and it works! Just try to understand UI .
If you need more info then visit http://www.cadoasis.com/draftsight-tutorials/