Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Berlin (Germany), Gräbert GmbH (aka Graebert) is a familly-owned company with activities in over 100 countries.  Graebert is a multicultural company has three Research & Development Centers in Germany, Russia and India as well as fully-owned subsidiaries in Japan and India.

Graebert’s innovative approach is to combine CAD solutions for desktop, mobile and cloud into a single and all-inclusive ecosystem and subscription. The ARES® “Trinity” of CAD Software for DWG-editing includes ARES Commander™ for Windows®, macOS® and Linux® computers, ARES Touch™ for Android® and iOS® smartphones and tablets and ARES Kudo™, a full browser-based solution for DWG-editing in the Cloud.

Graebert’s CAD technologies are also available as a platform which enables developers to create stand-alone CAD applications. Graebert’s OEM CAD engine powers a number of industry leading CAD products including DraftSight™ from Dassault Systèmes, Onshape™ and CorelCAD™ from Corel Corporation.

The company is recognized in the CAD industry for its more than 35 years of technology expertise, project management and consulting experience. You can read below about some of the cutting-edge innovations that Graebert has pioneered over its long history.

Altogether Millions of professionals use CAD solutions powered by the ARES technology which represents the second largest installed base in the World in our industry.

Nowadays, more than ever, innovation is in the core of Graebert’s DNA with the unique Trinity of CAD concept and an unrivaled expertise for Cloud-based solutions.

Additionally, Graebert specializes in software development and application development services. The SiteMaster™ line of “As Built” survey software solutions, as well as worldwide surveying services are included under Graebert’s iSurvey brand.

Timeline

2016

Graebert expands partnership with Tokyo-based Computer System Laboratory Co. Ltd (aka CST) and becomes a major player in Japan, the second largest CAD market in the World.

First public release of ARES Touch for iOS, first Mobile CAD solution for DWG editing on iPhones and iPads

Introduction of the ARES Trinity of CAD concept (the ‘trinity’ refers to desktop,

mobile, and cloud).

2015

Graebert reveals its plans for Cloud with the first presentation of ARES Kudo™, its Cloud version.

The same year sees the release of Onshape Drawings, first OEM version of ARES Kudo fully integrated with Onshape, the first full browser-based 3D CAD solution for Product Design.

2014–2015

First public release of ARES Touch for Android – First full-featured Mobile CAD solution for smartphones and tablets

2013–2014

Release of SiteMaster BIM, a 2D & 3D solution for building surveys with IFC and DWG support.

In 2013, Graebert starts its expansion in Japan with the release of JDraf in partnership with CST.

2013

Wilfried Graebert receives the Leadership Award from the CAD Society.

2011

Several industry leaders select ARES as their OEM platform to build their CAD solutions including Corel for CorelCAD and MC4.

The same year sees the first public release of DraftSight™, an OEM version of Graebert’s ARES technology distributed by Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS

2010

First public release of ARES Commander, the 3rd and current generation of Graebert’s CAD technology. Graebert becomes the first company to offer a CAD software compatible with all 3 major operating systems with Windows, Mac & Linux

2004

First public release of SiteMaster Building. Graebert’s Mobile CAD solution for building surveys

2001

FelixCAD awarded the gold medal for innovation in the category IT by Batimat

2000

Public release of PowerCAD CE, first 2D/3D CAD system for Windows CE mobile devices

1994

Graebert releases first DWG-compatible CAD alternative: FelixCAD

1983

Graebert becomes the first and largest Distributor of AutoCAD in Germany

1977

Graebert begins software development and becomes an IBM partner