ARES® Commander

Powerful, DWG-based CAD software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
The n°1 alternative for CAD in DWG, trusted by industry leaders and more than 7 Million users.

Experience the flexibility of ARES Commander, the powerful CAD software for day-to-day work as well as complex projects. Leverage the productive tools and intelligent features for drafting and design that you’ve come to expect from top CAD products plus some exclusive productivity features, at a significant cost savings.

Discover the Cross-device CAD Experience

Much more than a cost-effective alternative, ARES Commander benefits from Graebert’s 30+ years experience in CAD for computers and mobile devices. Our CAD software will offer you the usual 2D & 3D tools you are in right to expect from any CAD software but also a unique user-friendly licensing:

Any OS: ARES Commander can be installed on Windows, Mac OS X or several Linux distributions
Buy 1 license and work from any computer: With LicenseToGo the same user can activate 1 main computer and work from others from time to time without deactivating or exporting the license from the first one. You may even use computers under different operating systems.
CAD anywhere: When you buy ARES Commander you also get a 1 year license of ARES Touch for all your Android devices. Much more than a viewer ARES Touch includes more than 150 commands to create and modify your drawings.
Flexible and cost-effective licensing: Annual Plan, Perpetual license or Flex license (network), it is up to you! No pressure to force you to pay every year nor time limitation to buy an upgrade.
All included: When you buy ARES Commander it includes a 1 year subscription to receive all the updates, access our email support, LicenseToGo and ARES Touch. After 1 year you are free to renew or not.

Key features

Graebert is renowned in the CAD industry for its innovation. We are headquartered in Germany and strongly believe that quality and performance have significantly helped our technology to reach a user base now exceeding 7 million users worldwide. That said, our passion for CAD and innovation are probably what set our products apart.

Besides the “Cross-device CAD Experience” described above, some of the key features offered in ARES Commander include:

Native DWG support: We use .dwg as our main format. You can create and modify drawings in this popular format without any import nor export to keep the highest compatibility.
User-friendly environment: Nothing to learn if you already know about CAD. Just try and see: You will find a similar interface and can use the same commands and aliases.
Unique productivity features: Discover in our videos some new features that can boost your productivity.
Available in 14 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Czech, Russian, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
Advanced programming interface: Developers will find a powerful API with support for various programming languages including C++, Tx, lisp, VSTA, DCL, Visual Studio, COM, Active X.
Additional features have been released in ARES Commander 2015. Click here to learn more!
a trial version and test the software risk-free for 30 days!

Starting from $250
Buy a license and start your full-featured CAD experience today.

Platform compatibility

ARES Commander is available for Windows, Mac, and several Linux distributions

See our comparison chart to learn about platform differences.