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Mechanical design and drafting professionals have made DWG-based software an industry standard for a generation. In the decades since the DWG data storage format was introduced, however, the software market has evolved, giving professionals more DWG-based options to choose from.
ARES CAD technologies eliminate waste in AEC/O workflows from design to construction for Japanese Big 5 firm Taisei Corporation.
The principal analyst of consulting firm Consilia Vektor, Randall Newton has devoted decades to analysis, reporting, and education about design and engineering software — yet there’s always something new to learn. Randall Newton is the principal analyst at Consilia Vektor, which offers design industry research, business consulting, and strategic marketing content. “Consilia is Latin for ‘wise advice’; Vektor is Danish for vector. I think of Consilia Vektor as a synonym for Strategic Path,” he explained.Mr. Newton takes on a wide range of writing projects for his clients. “My work today is done mostly for vendors or for Digital Engineering magazine (DE), where I get to continue to be an engineering technology journalist. Most of my work for DE is covering trends. I’ve reported on design for additive manufacturing, 3D printing, the rise of the GPU as a general-purpose computing environment, blockchain technology for engineering, and other topics important to engineering
How can BIM data be efficiently shared with all the professionals involved in the project? With DWG — and ARES Commander builds better bridges between BIM creators and DWG consumers.
With one foot in architecture and one in journalism, the founder of Architosh, Anthony Frausto-Robledo has built a successful career that straddles both worlds — and gives him a unique perspective on digital transformation.
The CEO and founder of aec+tech Niknaz Aftahi believes that everyone — from architects to outlaw students — should have access to the latest knowledge, and she’s determined to help.
Berlin-based CAD software developer Gräbert has been developing DWG CAD tools since 1994, now spanning Windows, Mac, Linux and cloud. Martyn Day talked with company CTO Robert Gräbert and business development & marketing director Cédric Desbordes on the company’s efforts to better link 2D to BIM. Building Information Modelling (BIM) was sold as a way of getting automated drawings by modelling a building in 3D. – What we actually got is more drawings. We now model a building to get drawings that need 2D editing, and if the model changes, we need to do the edits again. In our conversations with AEC firms, there are growing calls to get rid of drawings completely and work only from 3D models. The bad news is that in manufacturing, which is a decade further ahead in the adoption of modelling virtual prototypes, they still produce and rely on 2D drawings. There is also
ARES Trinity of CAD platform provides intelligent and automated DWG CAD solutions to multiple industries, including AEC and manufacturing. And it does so by providing favorable economics over rivals so companies can redeploy capital towards remote work and emerging technologies
Introduction of View-only links: View-only links are URLs created by ARES users to share a drawing online. They can be used by non-ARES users to view and comment on a specific drawing for free. They are very easy to use, as you only need to click on the link and the drawing will open in your Internet browser. Ideally, we recommend using them on a computer, because of the larger screen size. Live-updation of View-only links: Most importantly, they are live-updated when any modification is made. Therefore, you can be sure that you are always looking at the latest version of the file. This link becomes the single source of truth for the project. When you open that link, you will notice that there is a place to log in at the top-right corner. Login in View-only link: Logging in is only required to comment, and we will come back
Anthony Frausto-Robledo talks about further notes on BIM and ARES Aertworks US deal ‘BIM is becoming more central to Graebert’s ARES Commander. The latest technologies are aimed at the realities of drawings production. In Graebert’s press release this week announcing their new reseller partnership with US CAD distributor AERTWORKS, the German software company made note that AERTWORKS has discontinued its US distribution of BricsCAD in favour of ARES CAD. ARES CAD, which comes with a license and cost equivalent to nine (9) years of ARES for the same cost as one year of AutoCAD, has been the chief (.dwg), file-based CAD competitor of BricsCAD, in a mutually shared attack on US-based Autodesk’s AutoCAD. For its part, Autodesk has hardly rolled over in this pitched battle for its legacy 2D/3D CAD dominance. Still, the US-based CAD company appears to have a significant weakness when competing for large enterprise accounts due to the fact that