Graebert announces ARES® Commander Edition 2013 for Windows® 8, Mac® OS X & Linux1

14 languages, In-place Text Editor, 64-Bit Version, DWG 2013 Support, and Operating System Enhancements pose a productivity and pricing challenge to AutoCAD®

Berlin – Graebert™ a leading developer of custom CAD software, solutions, and services – today announced the immediate release of ARES® Commander Edition 2013.

ARES Commander Edition is based on the same ARES engine powering DraftSight™ from Dassault Systèmes and CorelCAD™ from Corel™ Corporation and many other branded solutions. The software is DWG-compatible with 3D modeling features and a comprehensive programming environment. Version 2013 includes enhancements to the CAD engine while maintaining Graebert’s acclaimed support for multiple operating systems. ARES Commander Edition includes a versatile engine for developers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to create stand-alone CAD applications as well as a complete Application Programming Interface (API).

“We have been partnering with OEMs for years, building powerful solutions based on ARES Commander Edition,” said Wilfried Graebert, CEO of Graebert. “Specific requirements from our OEM clients influenced the development of ARES Commander Edition 2013. With these enhancements, the addition of support for Microsoft® Windows® 8 and the Mountain Lion version of Mac® OS, plus a new 64-bit version for Windows 7 and 8, ARES Commander Edition continues to provide end users with the cutting-edge technology, making it one of the best platforms in the industry.”

Key features of ARES Commander Edition 2013 include:

  • Operating system enhancements: Support for Windows 8 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion plus a new 64-bit version (for Windows only).
  • Support for DWG 2013: Support for reading DWG 2013 files has been added to version 2013. The software currently supports writing files in DWG 2012 and earlier DWG formats.
  • In-place Text Editor: Enter text and format it directly inside the drawing.
  • New functionality in Viewport command: Easily align viewports by selecting the geometry inside a viewport.
  • Create Revision Clouds: Rectangular, elliptical, and freehand clouds can be used to accentuate drawing areas and to indicate that certain areas require or contain revisions.

These are just a few of the features of ARES Commander Edition 2013. For more information or to download a 30-day free trial, visit our website at

Third-Party and OEM Solutions

The features and functionality of ARES Commander Edition 2013 are also extended to Graebert’s OEM customers. ARES Commander Edition powers industry-leading products including DraftSight, CorelCAD, and many others. ARES Commander Edition includes a fully-programmable API with support for .net, C++, VSTA, Delphi, LISP, and a wide range of other languages, making it an ideal solution for companies and developers who are looking to create stand-alone CAD applications. Graebert’s experienced team can also customize the software to meet the unique needs of businesses. Learn more at

Pricing and Availability

ARES Commander Edition 2013 is available in English and 13 additional languages. The software supports Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Licenses are normally priced at $795, but Graebert is offering version 2013 at the introductory price of $495 until January 4, 2013. Every new license includes a 12-month Graebert Subscription which covers support, maintenance, and software upgrades. Additional 12-month Grabert Subscriptions are being offered for a discounted price of $120 until January 4, 2013. Starting on January 5th, this same subscription package will be available for $200. Visit to download a 30-day free trial of ARES Commander Edition 2013.

About Graebert

Graebert GmbH is a leading developer of custom CAD software, solutions, and services. The company is recognized as a true innovator in the CAD industry and has over 30 years of technology expertise, project management, and consulting experience. Graebert’s CAD systems were the first to support Windows, Mac, and Linux and can be used on both desktop and mobile devices. Graebert’s product portfolio is anchored by ARES Commander Edition – powerful, DWG-compatible CAD software with 3D-modeling capabilities which also enables developers to create stand-alone CAD applications. Graebert specializes in custom CAD software and application development services. The SiteMaster™ line of “as built” software surveying solutions, as well as worldwide surveying services are included under Graebert’s iSurvey brand. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany with additional offices in the USA, UK, China, and Japan. For more information visit

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