ARES Commander 2018

Much more than a cost-effective CAD Software for dwg editing, ARES Commander brings your productivity to the next level with smart productivity features and a unique concept: The Trinity of CAD™.

The ARES Trinity of CAD Software combines the best of what each platform has to offer: Desktop, Mobile, and Cloud are combined into a unique user experience generating high synergies across all your devices.

The highly flexible licensing of ARES Commander allows the same user to work from several computers under Windows®, MacOS® or Linux®. Each license includes also a 1-year renewable subscription for ARES Touch™ and ARES Kudo™.

Features

Graebert is renowned in the CAD industry for its innovation, they are headquartered in Germany with user base now exceeding 8 million users worldwide. Some of the key features offered in ARES Commander include

Native DWG support

We use .dwg as our main format. You can create and modify drawings in this popular format without any import or export to keep the highest compatibility.

User-friendly environment

Nothing to learn if you already know about CAD. Just try and see: You will find a similar interface and can use the same commands and aliases.

Available in 14 languages

English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Czech, Russian, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean

Unique productivity features

Discover some new features that can boost your productivity by watching this video.

Advanced programming interface

Developers will find a powerful API with support for various programming languages including C++, Tx, lisp, VSTA, DCL, Visual Studio, COM, Active X.

You can learn more about Ares by visiting their website below.

  • Read and modify DWG 2018 format

    Read and modify DWG 2018 format

    ARES Commander is now able to read the new DWG format and keeps offering therefore an unrivaled compatibility. Read and modify DWG files up to the latest version of this popular format (R2018). With ARES Commander you can create or modify drawings and save them directly in DWG, up to version 2013-2017 or any previous version. Your files can therefore be further shared with other CAD software such as AutoCAD® or MicroStation®. Other file formats supported include DXF, DWF, DWT or DGN (import).
  • Cloud Storages Palette

    Cloud Storages Palette

    Connect ARES Commander with your Cloud Storages and ARES Kudo will synchronize your modifications. Powered by ARES Kudo, the Cloud Storage palette brings the agility of the Cloud to ARES Commander. This palette will show the files you have in Cloud Storages such as Google Drive®, Dropbox® or Box®. The palette lets you work on the files locally before automatically synchronizing back any change. You may for example start a project on one computer, continue it on another one and further check the project on site with ARES Touch.
  • ARES Kudo - CAD in the Cloud

    ARES Kudo - CAD in the Cloud

    Access your DWG drawings online anywhere without anything to install. ARES Kudo runs in your Internet browser via a simple URL. You can read, share and modify DWG drawings online. Nothing to install, nothing to update you can use it from any computer via a simple login.
  • Share View-only Link

    Share View-only Link

    Use ARES Kudo to generate a URL where your contacts can view the latest state of your project, directly in their Internet browser. With this feature you can turn on and off a link that can be shared to view your file online, for free, without any install. The link is live updated when you modify the drawing and is therefore always up-to-date. When needed you can also close access at any time.
  • Redefine Base Point of a Block

    Redefine Base Point of a Block

    Change the base point of a block in your drawing, without exploding it. The new _REDEFINEBASEPOINT command helps you to set a new base point for the blocks. The new base point will apply to the selected block but also to any previous or future insertion. This avoids for example to explode and recreate the block before replacing it.
  • Block Attributes Manager

    Block Attributes Manager

    Edit and reorganize Block Attributes properties within a simple dialog. The new Block Attributes Manager (BAM) lets you redefine the attributes definitions of a block in a very intuitive way. You may define if an attribute is visible or not, change the order, the invites, default values and more parameters, directly from a comprehensive dialog.
  • 3D Solids Editing with Grips and Properties Palette

    3D Solids Editing with Grips and Properties Palette

    Use grips and properties palette to modify 3D solid primitives. When selecting 3D solid primitives such as a box or a cylinder you will see new grips that allow you to edit directly the dimensions of the solid. You may also give a direction with your mouse and enter a fixed value with the Quick Input. Alternatively you may change the shape by editing the variables in the properties palette.
  • Dynamic Custom Coordinate System (CCS)

    Dynamic Custom Coordinate System (CCS)

    Enable the Dynamic CCS to automatically align the coordinate system to the face you are editing. The Dynamic CCS can be turned on or off from a toggle in the bottom of the User Interface or by pressing F6. When enabled the CCS is automatically changing as you fly over a surface.
  • Create 2D spirals and 3D helices

    Create 2D spirals and 3D helices

    The HELIX is a new entity that can be used in 2D to create spirals or in 3D to create helices. You may further use an HELIX as an extrusion path and create complex shapes such as bolt threads, circular stairs or ramps.
  • Formulas in Tables and Export to Excel

    Formulas in Tables and Export to Excel

    Use formulas in tables without leaving your drawings and improve workflows with Microsoft Excel® with import/export features. When you select a table you will now see a contextual ribbon allowing to insert formulas such as the sum or average of a column or equations. You may also use Paste selected to copy a table from Excel or use the new _EXPORTTABLE command to export a table in your drawing to a .csv file that can be further used in Excel or other spreadsheets.
  • Annotate with MultiLeaders

    Annotate with MultiLeaders

    Use MultiLeaders to annotate drawings with a single text and multiple arrows. MultiLeaders avoid to repeat a same text multiple times. You can use it to relate the same text with multiple arrows. The command _MULTILEADER is also associated to the command _MULTILEADERSTYLES to create and manage MultiLeader styles and keep a consistent style across your drawings.
  • Usability Improvements

    Usability Improvements

    Move entities incrementally with arrow keys, copy entities to current layer or paste content from the clipboard to the current layer. You may now select entities and move them with the arrows of your keyboard by an increment that can be adjusted in the options. This helps to adjust the position of entities in an interactive way. While using the _COPY command you may also select to copy entities directly to the current layer instead of their original layer. Similarly the _PASTE command allows you to place the content of the clipboard to the current layer.
  • Read and modify DWG 2018 format

    Read and modify DWG 2018 format

    ARES Commander is now able to read the new DWG format and keeps offering therefore an unrivaled compatibility. Read and modify DWG files up to the latest version of this popular format (R2018). With ARES Commander you can create or modify drawings and save them directly in DWG, up to version 2013-2017 or any previous version. Your files can therefore be further shared with other CAD software such as AutoCAD® or MicroStation®. Other file formats supported include DXF, DWF, DWT or DGN (import).
  • Cloud Storages Palette

    Cloud Storages Palette

    Connect ARES Commander with your Cloud Storages and ARES Kudo will synchronize your modifications. Powered by ARES Kudo, the Cloud Storage palette brings the agility of the Cloud to ARES Commander. This palette will show the files you have in Cloud Storages such as Google Drive®, Dropbox® or Box®. The palette lets you work on the files locally before automatically synchronizing back any change. You may for example start a project on one computer, continue it on another one and further check the project on site with ARES Touch.
  • ARES Kudo - CAD in the Cloud

    ARES Kudo - CAD in the Cloud

    Access your DWG drawings online anywhere without anything to install. ARES Kudo runs in your Internet browser via a simple URL. You can read, share and modify DWG drawings online. Nothing to install, nothing to update you can use it from any computer via a simple login.
  • Share View-only Link

    Share View-only Link

    Use ARES Kudo to generate a URL where your contacts can view the latest state of your project, directly in their Internet browser. With this feature you can turn on and off a link that can be shared to view your file online, for free, without any install. The link is live updated when you modify the drawing and is therefore always up-to-date. When needed you can also close access at any time.
  • Redefine Base Point of a Block

    Redefine Base Point of a Block

    Change the base point of a block in your drawing, without exploding it. The new _REDEFINEBASEPOINT command helps you to set a new base point for the blocks. The new base point will apply to the selected block but also to any previous or future insertion. This avoids for example to explode and recreate the block before replacing it.
  • Block Attributes Manager

    Block Attributes Manager

    Edit and reorganize Block Attributes properties within a simple dialog. The new Block Attributes Manager (BAM) lets you redefine the attributes definitions of a block in a very intuitive way. You may define if an attribute is visible or not, change the order, the invites, default values and more parameters, directly from a comprehensive dialog.
  • 3D Solids Editing with Grips and Properties Palette

    3D Solids Editing with Grips and Properties Palette

    Use grips and properties palette to modify 3D solid primitives. When selecting 3D solid primitives such as a box or a cylinder you will see new grips that allow you to edit directly the dimensions of the solid. You may also give a direction with your mouse and enter a fixed value with the Quick Input. Alternatively you may change the shape by editing the variables in the properties palette.
  • Dynamic Custom Coordinate System (CCS)

    Dynamic Custom Coordinate System (CCS)

    Enable the Dynamic CCS to automatically align the coordinate system to the face you are editing. The Dynamic CCS can be turned on or off from a toggle in the bottom of the User Interface or by pressing F6. When enabled the CCS is automatically changing as you fly over a surface.
  • Create 2D spirals and 3D helices

    Create 2D spirals and 3D helices

    The HELIX is a new entity that can be used in 2D to create spirals or in 3D to create helices. You may further use an HELIX as an extrusion path and create complex shapes such as bolt threads, circular stairs or ramps.
  • Formulas in Tables and Export to Excel

    Formulas in Tables and Export to Excel

    Use formulas in tables without leaving your drawings and improve workflows with Microsoft Excel® with import/export features. When you select a table you will now see a contextual ribbon allowing to insert formulas such as the sum or average of a column or equations. You may also use Paste selected to copy a table from Excel or use the new _EXPORTTABLE command to export a table in your drawing to a .csv file that can be further used in Excel or other spreadsheets.
  • Annotate with MultiLeaders

    Annotate with MultiLeaders

    Use MultiLeaders to annotate drawings with a single text and multiple arrows. MultiLeaders avoid to repeat a same text multiple times. You can use it to relate the same text with multiple arrows. The command _MULTILEADER is also associated to the command _MULTILEADERSTYLES to create and manage MultiLeader styles and keep a consistent style across your drawings.
  • Usability Improvements

    Usability Improvements

    Move entities incrementally with arrow keys, copy entities to current layer or paste content from the clipboard to the current layer. You may now select entities and move them with the arrows of your keyboard by an increment that can be adjusted in the options. This helps to adjust the position of entities in an interactive way. While using the _COPY command you may also select to copy entities directly to the current layer instead of their original layer. Similarly the _PASTE command allows you to place the content of the clipboard to the current layer.