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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.
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.
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
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
Ten Links talks about AERTWORKS Partners with Graebert ‘AERTWORKS, a provider of design and innovation management solutions, announced that it has signed a partnership with Graebert GmbH to resell its ARES Trinity of 2D/3D CAD software for desktop, mobile, and cloud in the United States of America. Using .DWG as its native format, the ARES Trinity of CAD software enables CAD users to read, create, and modify files directly in the same format as AutoCAD, but for a fraction of the cost. From dialogs to keyboard commands, the user interface feels naturally familiar and is optimized to facilitate a seamless transition from any other CAD software. Graebert’s ARES CAD technology represents the second-largest installed base in the world for DWG-based CAD software after AutoCAD. Millions of professionals are already working with CAD software powered by ARES.’ Read more on www.tenlinks.com
Anthony Frausto-Robledo talks about ARES CAD Technology Reseller Aertworks in the US ‘ARES CAD technology to be further accelerated in United States market due to new reseller partnership between Graebert and AERTWORKS. Germany’s software firm Graebert has formed an agreement with US-based AERTWORKS, a provider of design and innovation management solutions, to resell Graebert’s ARES Trinity of 2D/3D CAD software for desktop, mobile, and cloud in the United States of America. ARES CAD TechnologyGraebert’s ARES CAD technology is based on the (.dwg) file format in native form, meaning the software is essentially fully native compatible with Autodesk’s AutoCAD; it can read, create, and modify files directly in the same format as AutoCAD, but for a fraction of the cost. ARES CAD technology at the desktop level feels largely familiar to its US rival’s software, from dialogs to keyboard commands, facilitating the ability for companies, teams, and individuals to transition from
‘More than any other DWG vendor, Graebert of Germany has done more to connect the primary design platforms with one another — desktop/laptop on Linux/Mac/Windows; tablet/phone on Android/iOS; and Web browsers. The name of the company may not be familiar to you, as they tend to sell white label CAD. Companies like Corel, Dassault Systems, and Onshape use Graebert’s “ARES” code for their DWG editors.’
‘Graebert is a major player in the CAD industry with the second largest installed base for DWG-based CAD software after AutoCAD. Among other prestigious customers, three of the top five construction groups in Japan use ARES and Graebert recently entered into a partnership agreement in India with the Indian Institute of Architects. ARES Commander is also differentiating by its modern Trinity concept – combining Desktop, Mobile and Cloud technologies – and its aggressive pricing with a choice between a 1-year license for 250$/€, Perpetual license for 795$/€ and Network license for 995$/€. While BIM software is increasingly used to design buildings and their systems in 3D, the DWG format used by CAD software such as ARES Commander remains the lingua franca to document such projects with 2D drawings. As a result, it is estimated that 80% of the users in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry keep using CAD