DESKTOP, MOBILE, CLOUD: THE ARES TRINITY OF CAD SOFTWARE
Much more than a suite of three CAD solutions, our Trinity of CAD concept combines the strengths of desktop computers, mobile devices and cloud computing into a unique CAD ecosystem. With ARES Commander (for Windows, macOS and Linux), you keep the ability to create and modify DWG files offline on your main computers as usual. With ARES Kudo and ARES Touch you further add the agility of Cloud and Mobile CAD.
ARES Commander, ARES Touch and ARES Kudo are bundled into a same subscription – See details and license types below
Simply cost-effective – All included for 1 year
An annual, all-inclusive license for ARES Commander, including all updates and Email support + ARES Touch for your smartphones and tablets and ARES Kudo (Cloud version).
The highest return on investment: instead of buying a perpetual license you just buy a full license for one year. You remain free not to renew after and the price includes all the updates and the Email support for all the duration of your plan.
NB: The method to renew an Annual Plan is simply to buy a new one. If needed, you can add another Annual Plan in advance and it will add 12 months to your subscription. You can also assign multiple Annual Plans for the same user and they will be accumulated to get 2 years, 3 years… etc.
Three Years Plan
More savings for those who plan ahead – All included for 3 years
A three years, all-inclusive license for ARES Commander, including all updates and Email support + ARES Touch for your smartphones and tablets and ARES Kudo (Cloud version).
Fully covered for the next years: instead of buying an annual plan for 250$/€, you just pay once upfront 695$/€ for the first three years in your active annual subscription. You remain free not to renew after and the price includes all the updates and the Email support for all the duration of your plan.
NB: Why would you buy 3 years?
The 3 years plan is the most cost-effective if you want to keep enjoying upgrades and the Trinity concept with ARES Kudo and ARES Touch. The cumulative cost with 3 Years Plans is lower than for a Perpetual license with yearly subscription renewals. Do the maths: the 3 years plan is even more cost-effective if you compare the cost over a 15 years time! From a pure economic perspective, the Perpetual license is mostly interesting, if you want to pay once and not buy upgrades after.
Perpetual license of ARES Commander + 1 year of subscription
A full license without time limitation for the desktop version ARES Commander. Includes a one year subscription for updates and Email support. ARES Touch (Mobile version) and ARES Kudo (Cloud version) are included for one year as part of the subscription of ARES Commander.
After one year, you will be free to renew or not your subscription. If you don‘t renew the subscription, you can keep using the version you purchased of ARES Commander and buy later an upgrade (see below) but, in the meantime, you would lose access to the editing features of ARES Touch and ARES Kudo that are included in the subscription.
More Licensing Options
Network license of ARES Commander + one year subscription.
NB: Requires a minimum quantity of 3 floating licenses shared on a same network.
By adding just 25% to the price of a Perpetual license, you can gain the flexibility to share your license of ARES Commander on a local area network. Includes a one year subscription for upgrades and Email support. ARES Touch and ARES Kudo are included for one year and one named user by floating license of ARES Commander as part of your yearly subscription.
Flex licenses can be shared between concurrent users or computers on a same network to reduce the number of licenses and costs. You may use the same license of ARES Commander on different computers but the number of simultaneous users will be limited to the number of floating licenses you have in your Flex license. More than just network licenses they offer additional flexibility. The Flex license can be shared indifferently between computers under Windows, macOS or Linux. You may also take away the license for a defined period if you need to work outside the network.
Just like for the Perpetual license you will be free to renew or not the subscription after one year. If you don‘t renew the subscription, you can keep using the version you purchased of ARES Commander and buy later an upgrade but would lose access to most of the features of ARES Touch and ARES Kudo.
Flex licenses require some specific configurations and cannot be delivered automatically by our E-store. We invite you to contact our Order desk if you like to place an order:
Upgrade for Perpetual license
Get the newest version (for Perpetual license only, not suitable if you have an Annual Plan)
An upgrade is the product you need to buy when you want to use the latest version of ARES Commander and you are currently using an old Perpetual license which subscription has expired. In a sense it is like „jumping“ from an old version to the current one. You will still own a Perpetual license but for the new version and enjoy all the new features.
The upgrade includes a one year subscription for updates of ARES Commander and Email support. ARES Touch (Mobile version) and ARES Kudo (Cloud version) are also included for one year as part of the subscription of ARES Commander.
After one year, you will be free to renew or not your subscription. If you don‘t renew the subscription, you can keep using the version you purchased of ARES Commander and may again buy an upgrade later but, in the meantime, you would lose access to the editing features of ARES Touch and ARES Kudo that are included in the subscription.
Please note that upgrades are only available for Perpetual licenses. If you previously purchased an Annual Plan and want to renew it, we invite you to consider to buy a new Annual Plan or a Perpetual license. If you are willing to upgrade a Flex license we invite you to contact us to get a quote.
Subscription Renewal for Perpetual licenses
Renew your subscription (for Perpetual license only, not suitable if you have an Annual Plan)
The subscription is like an upgrade for your perpetual license but you pay it every year to keep receiving the services included in the first year of your Perpetual license.
Both upgrade and subscription renewal are for the Perpetual license of ARES Commander. The difference is that the subscription has to be renewed every year and if you do so the price is lower while the upgrade is what you need to buy when you didn‘t renew the subscription and want some time later a new version. When the subscription is not renewed you can buy an upgrade at anytime later but you will lose in the meantime the benefits of the subscription that are the Email support, the upgrades, and access to ARES Touch and ARES Kudo.
Renewing your subscription will add 12 months to the last expiry date. You can renew in advance or even buy more than one subscription renewal to add multiple years.
If your subscription has already expired buying a Subscription renewal makes sense only if you are less than 12 months late. Indeed, if your subscription expired 3 months ago, adding 12 months will get you 9 months left while if your subscription expired 15 months ago, adding 12 months would not help. When your subscription is expired for more than 12 months it is more cost-effective to buy an upgrade.