Graebert continues to drive innovation into the (.dwg) CAD file format—exciting this year’s attendees with uniquely positioned options for integrations into the AEC BIM market along with strong advances in its cloud technologies with ARES Kudo.
Graebert Software of Berlin, Germany, has become the second-largest vendor of 2D CAD software by mostly staying in the shadows. It publishes Ares Commander under its own name, but is also an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) kernel developer, which other vendors customize and ship under another brand name.
Wilfried Graebert, founder and CEO of Graebert, weighs in on the continuing importance of 2D. “When the first PLM, BIM, or GIS solutions emerged, many were claiming that 2D drawings would disappear,” Graebert recalled. “Twenty years later, there are still billions of DWG drawings circulating. The explanation is simple: These new 3D technologies have considerably increased the complexity of models and the quantity of information that they are illustrating. Drawings are therefore still widely used to document these projects with a higher level of detail and in a comprehensive way. The further this complexity is increasing, the more we need drawings. This trend is further expanding with the SaaS transformation, as the cloud is enabling a deeper integration between applications and better collaboration among users.”
Graebert ARES Kudo significantly outperforms Autodesk AutoCAD Web in head-to-head independent testing. The white paper, “Comparing Cloud-based CAD Systems from Autodesk and Graebert,” is written by well-known CAD expert Ralph Grabowski. The paper described the results of testing and details the two products feature by feature.
Graebert, the second-largest CAD vendor by seat count, has released new tools for building information modeling (BIM) – Cyrena, Cadalyst
Ralph Grabowski’s Q&A session with Graebert Executives ‘The cost savings of ARES over AutoCAD is 5:1 [ARES being five times cheaper to license than AutoCAD]. Japan is the worst part …
In this whitepaper, we compare the capabilities of the free and paid versions of computer-aided design (CAD) applications that run in Web browsers:
■ Autodesk’s AutoCAD Web App ( Formerly named AutoCAD 360 and before that AutoCAD WS )
■ Graebert’s ARES Kudo
The SaaS transformation is already significantly reshaping the CAD software industry. Multiple new players are emerging and major investments are made in research & development or acquisitions. As a matter of fact, the SaaS transformation is now a strong priority for a large number of end-users.
Graebert announced the availability of the BIMflow Pack for ARES Commander OEM. The ARES CAD platform is used by a multitude of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to build vertical applications on top of the ARES engine. The OEM versions of ARES are customized and rebranded as per the needs of the ISVs that can leverage from the CAD features of ARES to concentrate their efforts on industry-specific features to be added on top.
New features of ARES CAD Software 2020 include Improved Licensing Workflow, Insert Base, Layers Manager Palette, and much more…