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ARES Commander is using the DWG format as its native format which makes it easy to share files with other CAD software such as AutoCAD® or MicroStation®. In the previous version we released the possibility to read and modify drawings saved in the DWG 2018 format. Now, this format becomes also the default format to save your drawings.
When we create a drawing, it is common to have to share it with clients or colleagues who are working on the same project.
In this video we will see how to share a link, which allows these people to follow the project online.
Always with access to the latest version of the project.
https://youtu.be/IbPak04fW9M ARES Kudo Experience for Onshape users ARES Kudo runs in your internet browser, without having to install any CAD software, as it is a complete Cloud CAD solution for DWG editing and viewing. With ARES Kudo you can view share and edit DDG or DXF files. ARES CAD Software brings a new experience for Onshape users with ARES Kudo. Our cloud-based CAD program ARES Kudo is fully integrated with Onshape. Similarly, you can use ARES Kudo for files stored on Google Drive, Box or Dropbox. If you’re an Onshape user you probably already noticed that ARES Kudo is the default viewer for DWG or the DXF files you upload to Onshape. If you click on any of these DWG files, Onshape will automatically recognize ARES Kudo as a viewer. However, to modify a DWG file you would need to subscribe to ARES Kudo. We’ll discuss that later on but
Amit Kumar writes about how to reset ARES Commander to defaults ”Each user account on a system will have its own ARES Commander settings. Resetting to defaults will only affect the currently active user account. To reset in a different account, you must first log in to that user.” Read the full article on CAD Blog by Amit here.
Amit Kumar writes about Split Dimension Tool in ARES Commander ‘The reasons I like this feature are: Improves readability of the drawing User can specify manual distance whenever required Entire drawing annotation can be handled Maintains dimension association with the entity User can refill the dimension gap by joining them Apparent intersections are also handled’ Read more on CADBlogbyAmit
Amit Kumar writes about EditXAttribute in ARES Commander ‘The reasons I like this feature are: User can quickly change the attributes Information, as well as properties, can be changed Properties like Name, Height, Color and many other Editing the attributes are very easy We can update selected attributes with Value / Properties OR both. We can update all available attributes in a drawing.’ Read more on CADBlogbyAmit
Exploring The Layer Manager Technical drawings are characterized by using LAYERS. It’s easy to organize drawings using layers. In this video, we will learn how to create and configure layers in technical drawings. For that, we need to click on LAYER MANAGER. Then press NEW. Name the layer. Determine if that layer is going to be visible or not. If it will be blocked. Or assign a color. We can also determine the line type known in ARES as “line style”. Or you may also load a specific line style. Layers may have a line thickness configured. Note however that, at the time of printing, there is the possibility to use a print style to change these parameters. In such a way that we can keep the thickness of the drawing, or we can make a new configuration according to the colors. Layer Options A layer can be transparent or
What Are Layer States in CAD Drawings? Working with a file with multiple layers can be time-consuming, especially if we frequently have to enable and disable multiple layers. Even if this drop-down menu is helping us. It is clear that, as we move forward in such a project, we will have to frequently activate and deactivate layers, or groups of layers. For example, to separate those that are related to nature, from others like the layers related to the buildings of this project. ARES Commander allows us to save the properties of the layers, in what is called “LAYER STATES”. From the LAYER STATES MANAGER box, we can create a new state with a custom name. Now, we edit the new layer state. In the edit dialog box, we will choose to make visible all layers related to vegetation. Hiding Layers We want the remaining layers to stay hidden. It
In this video, we will be sharing with you our Top five pieces of advice to work better and faster with CAD layers. Let’s begin a countdown starting with bottom-up… Number 5 Make sure to create a well-organized layer structure. They should be easy to group. For that purpose, we start with an “A” all the layers related to ANNOTATIONS. We could use “F” for layers related to furniture. “P” for PLAN, and some others like the “S” for STRUCTURE. We could even use the “X” for everything that has to do with the pages, title blocks, and frames in the layouts. Thus, by alphabetical order, it will become easier to find a layer within a specific group. Keeping this advice in mind, create a configuration of the layers you most frequently use and save them inside a custom DWT template. This way you will save time each time you start a new
Amit Kumar writes about Path Pattern in ARES Commander The reasons Amit Kumar likes this feature is because users can: create a pattern or an uneven line decide the distance between the entities specify the entities count specify the distance and number for the entities set the settings for entity alignment set the orientation of the entities by tangent direction Read the full article on CADblogbyAmit Watch the video below to better understand Path Pattern in ARES Commander: Download a trial version of ARES Commander now!