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…
The initial BIMFlow performs these tasks:
Imports RVT and IFC files
Examines read-only IFC properties with Properties panel
Toggles elements of BIM models with the new BIM Navigator panel
Extracts IFC data in CSV format to create in-drawing tables for quantity take-offs and reports
Generates 2D sections of BIM models
‘ARES Commander 2020 can now allow access to BIM model data via Industry Foundation Classes (.ifc) and Revit (.rvt) and (.rfa) file formats. Once BIM models are loaded into ARES Commander 2020 you can view the model in 3D in the graphics area and also create sections through the model. You can also extra data from BIM elements like beams and columns through new filters for data extraction. (…)
A new white paper comparing Autodesk AutoCAD Web to Graebert ARES Kudo finds that Kudo “significantly” outperforms AutoCAD Web in almost every category of comparison. The white paper, “Comparing Cloud-based CAD Systems from Autodesk and Graebert,” is written by well-known CAD expert Ralph Grabowski. The paper goes into painstaking detail to compare the two products feature by feature.
Graebert is no stranger to BIM [building information modeling], even though the company is never associated with the ArchiCADs and Vectorworks of the world. It has a subsidiary named iSurvey whose SiteMaster software is used to measure and model the interiors of buildings and kitchens in a BIM context for six years now.