Boost Your Productivity
with Plugins for ARES Commander

Plugins for ARES Commander are designed to enhance the inbuilt functionalities of ARES Commander with industry-specific or utility features. Some of these add-ons are licensed or developed by Graebert, others are provided by partners.

The installation of Plugins with ARES Commander is easy. Each plugin ships with a self-explaining Installation Routine guiding you through the process.

Graebert Plugins

Plugins by Graebert are developed with or by our development team. They are tested and validated by Graebert for use with ARES Commander.

Licensing of these plugins is based on the Graebert Customer Portal like ARES Commander. The technical support is also offered directly by Graebert via email.

ARES Render Plugin

3D rendering for ARES Commander

The ARES Render Plugin is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) real-time rendering technology. Its GPU-based raytracing render engine utilizes NVIDIA’s CUDA Technology to quickly visualize presentation-ready images of your 3D projects. It simulates realistic material behavior and reflections in real-time, under different lighting situations.

A NVIDIA Graphics Card that supports CUDA® computation is highly recommended to ensure a good performance.

Available for Windows Only

UNDET Point Cloud Plugin

Use Point Cloud Data in ARES Commander

The UNDET Point Cloud Plugin for ARES Commander lets you import and handle point cloud data directly inside the ARES CAD Software.

  • Undet Indexer – Allows to bring in numerous file types from different scanner vendors. *.E57, *.LAS, *.LAZ, *.PTS, *.DP, *.FLS, *.FPR, *.LSPROJ, *.FWS, *.CL3, *.CLR, *.ZFS, *.RSP, ASCII / NEZ (X,Y,Z/i/RGB). So you can bring in point clouds derived from any technology or application such as Airborne LiDAR, UAV/UAS/Drones, Mobile Mapping Systems, Terrestrial Scanners, Handheld Scanners or Photogrammetry.
  • Open – Open Undet projects (load point cloud to CAD environment).
  • Close – Unload point cloud
  • Create, resize, turn on/off Undet Clipping Box
    Undet Clipping Box allows rapid point cloud slicing, from bigger chunks to the dollar-bill slices.
  • Point Cloud Coloring Options – Enables rendering in natural colors, by intensity, or by plane. Change transparency, point size and other coloring settings.
  • Perfect balance between visibility & performance. – Via scan data dialog one can manage visibility and grouping for the chunks of the original input data.

Available for Windows 64-bit and in English only

Maps Plugin

Free Professional Map Service for ARES Commander

Maps for ARES Commander lets you browse and insert maps into drawings once you have registered your copy. The software is powered by ArcGIS Online from Esri. For more information on ArcGIS Online visit

  • Search for a base map and inside the drawing
    – e.g. by entering a postal address
  • Access to a selection of base maps services from ESRI
    Aerial: Satellite World Imagery, Road: World Topomaps, Hybrid: Satellite World Imagery + Borders + Labels + Transportation
  • Mapping – Latitude and longitude
  • Measuring – Distances and areas

While adding base maps you will be able to georeference your drawing using the default projection of the map service or other local projected coordinate systems.

FREE for ARES Commander subscribers

Note: This plugin is free to use for as long as your subscription for ARES Commander is valid (either Annual Plan or subscription for Perpetual license)

Third Party Plugins

Third party plugins are developed independently by Graebert Partners. These partners work in close collaboration with Graebert to offer full compatibility with ARES Commander.

Licensing of these plugins may differ from Graebert’s licensing technology. Support for these plugins is provided directly by the developer.

The CADprofi plugins

for ARES Commander (Windows only)

A suite of 4 plugins that you can buy altogether or separately. These plugins will help you to automate your design with ready-to-use parametric blocks and utility features.

CADprofi Suite

Get the 4 Plugins at the price of 2

This offer includes the 4 CADprofi plugins:
CADprofi Architectural, CADprofi Mechanical, CADprofi HVAC & Piping as well as CADprofi Electrical. Read more about these products below.

Available for Windows Only

CADprofi Architectural

Architectural Planning

Helps in creating construction drawings, cross-sections and elevations and allows to draw walls, insert doors and windows, create architectural dimensioning and descriptions, as well as, use objects from the library of furniture and other equipment. A unique program feature is the possibility to create evacuation and safety plans.

Available for Windows Only

CADprofi Mechanical

Mechanical Drafting

Helps in designing mechanical and construction projects in 2D. The software contains an extensive set of standardized parts prepared on the basis of national and international standards. It is also possible to draw and edit technological schemes, as well as, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Available for Windows Only

CADprofi Electrical

Electrical Schematics

Helps in designing of all electrical installations in both construction and industry. This application has got a convenient schematic editor, a possibility to design on architectural plans, as well as, the possibility to create 3D models for some installation types.

Available for Windows Only

CADprofi HVAC &


Helps in designing heating, water and sewage, gas, medical, fire safety, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, technological and other installation types in both construction and industry. Intelligent insertion of symbols and objects, automatic drawing of installation views, creation of specifications and libraries of well-known manufacturers are only some of the advantages of the application.

Available for Windows Only

The CP-Symbols Suite

for ARES Commander (Windows only)

Buy professional libraries of symbols created in accordance with both national and international standards. Thousands of blocks are available organized by industry in 4 Series. You can buy these 4 Series altogether as a suite or separately.

CP-Symbols Suite

Get the 4 Series at the price of 2

This offer includes:
CP-Symbols Architectural Series, CP-Symbols Electrical Series, CP-Symbols HVAC & Piping Series as well as CP-Symbols Mechanical Series. Read more about these products below.

Available for Windows Only

CP-Symbols Architectural Series

Blocks library for Architecture

CP-Symbols Architectural Series includes a library of symbols and objects used in architectural projects. In this library, you’ll find Woodworks, Interior, Marks, Safety and Evacuation as well as Flowcharts and Diagrams.

Available for Windows Only

CP-Symbols Mechanical Series

Blocks library for Mechanical Design

CP-Symbols Mechanical Series includes a basic library for symbols and standardized elements that are used in mechanical projects. In this library, you’ll find Standardized Parts, Steel Shapes, Marks, Hydraulics and Pneumatics as well as Flowcharts and Diagrams.

Available for Windows Only

CP-Symbols Electrical Series

Blocks library for Electrical Design

CP-Symbols Electrical Series includes a library of symbols used in electrical installation projects. In this library, you’ll find IEC & NFPA, Plans, Schemes, Lighting, Flowcharts and Diagrams.

Available for Windows Only

CP-Symbols HVAC & Piping Series

Block library for HVAC and Piping

CP-Symbols HVAC & Piping Series includes a library of symbols and objects used in sanitary and industry installation projects. In this library, you’ll find General Symbols, Industrial Systems, Radiators & Objects, Ventilation, Flowcharts and Diagrams.

Available for Windows Only

Developing New Plugins for ARES

ARES Commander from Graebert is a powerful, DWG-compatible CAD software with 3D-modeling and additional programming interfaces that are used by customers worldwide.

The API of ARES Commander supports a variety of development languages including C++, Tx, lisp, VSTA, DCL, Visual Studio, COM, Active X. Whether you are an advanced CAD user or a development company you will find a very robust platform to develop applications on top of ARES Commander.