Equivalent to the dynamic blocks in other CAD software, you can use the custom blocks to create smarter entities, which size and look will adapt parametrically with additional grips. You may also include a dropdown menu to switch between different types and options for the same block.
You can use dynamic blocks created with AutoCAD as they are. They will keep their intelligence and parameters in ARES Commander.
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Select any hatch entity and you will see grips that will help you to manipulate directly the shape. Hovering over a grip point displays also a contextual menu with editing options.
Customize your workspace with the CAD General workspace offers an alternative ribbon to the default “Drafting & Annotation” workspace of ARES Commander. Icons are reorganized to facilitate the switch from AutoCAD or other similar CAD software. You can also reorganize the user interface of ARES Commander as you wish and save your configuration as a new workspace.
The new Offset Edges and Convert Edges commands help you to extract 2D entities from the edges of 3D solids or surfaces. This is in particular useful to extract construction entities you will use as a reference to create other 3D shapes combining with boolean operations or Push/pull actions.
The new Drawing Compare palette allows you to compare the current drawing with another one. E.g., Understand modifications made by a colleague, compare two options for the same project, show before and after, etc.
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Extract information from entities or blocks to a table or a CSV file. The Data Extraction wizard enables you to quickly create a bill of materials or to extract other types of information from your drawings. Select entities and filter only the data you want to extract. You can further insert it as a table in the drawing or generate a file that can be imported in a spreadsheet
Export the properties of selected BIM objects into tables in the drawing or CSV files for spreadsheets with ARES Commander. Select BIM entities manually, or from the filters in the BIM Navigator, and extract their BIM data. The wizard helps you to isolate only the properties you need. The data can be inserted as a table in the drawing or exported to a CSV file for use in Excel or other programs.