How to Install
ARES TOUCH FOR IOS® AND ANDROID®
Get ARES Touch directly from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for your mobile devices
How to get started?
ARES Touch was designed to keep the learning curve very short. The commands work like on the desktop but with a user interface optimized for touch. You can learn most of the differences in a few minutes by watching our tutorial videos:
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Minimum technical requirements
Smartphone or tablet with Android 4.2 or higher or iOS 9.0 or higher
Additional requirements for Android devices:
- 2GB of RAM or more recommended
- ARM processor (Intel processors are not supported yet) – Don’t worry, the Google Play store will detect that based on your device
I have a license of ARES Commander, how to activate ARES Touch?
When you activated ARES Commander on your computer you created a Graebert account. You can use the same Graebert account to log in and activate ARES Touch.
Please note however that ARES Touch’s subscription is linked to the subscription of ARES Commander. If you purchased an Annual Plan the subscription is valid until your license expires. If you purchased a Perpetual license the subscription has to be renewed after one year. If your subscription has expired you will lose access to the Premium features of ARES Touch but will still enjoy the free features.
Is ARES Touch free? How to buy?
When you install ARES Touch you can immediately use the free features at no cost. The Premium features require to buy a subscription.
To try the full power of ARES Touch you can simply activate a free 30-day trial of ARES Commander or ARES Kudo that include a subscription for ARES Touch. When the trial expires you can continue using ARES Touch for free with limited features. To keep using the premium features of ARES Touch after the trial expires you will need a valid subscription.
You can further buy a subscription for ARES Touch directly from the Google Play or Apple AppStore or from Graebert and its authorized resellers. No matter where you decide to buy the subscription of ARES Touch is bundled with ARES Commander and ARES Kudo.
What are the main differences between the free version and the full one?
In ARES Touch you can switch between three user modes: Full mode (all the features), Simple mode (limited features with some annotation tools), View-only (no application toolbar to see your drawing full-screen).
The Simple mode, and therefore the free version of ARES Touch, is enough to read DWG drawings and add some dimensions or texts. You can also save and share files. The premium features only available for subscribers include all the drawing and editing features + some of the advanced annotation tools such as Picture Note and Voice Note. More details can be found on the Apple App Store or Google Play store.
What happens when my subscription expires?
When you buy ARES Commander you get also a one year subscription including ARES Touch but also other services such as hotline and upgrades. Before your subscription expires you will receive a reminder.
If you don’t renew your subscription, you will lose access to the Premium features of ARES Touch. You however will keep access to the free features to view, share and add dimensions. To create, modify and more generally enjoy all the Premium features you will need to subscribe again.
How many devices can I activate with the same account?
The short answer is “as many as you wish”. To be more precise you need to log in with your Graebert Account but it is strictly forbidden to share it with other users. The same user with the same Graebert account may have several mobile devices at no additional cost. You just need to log in with your Graebert account. If you share your Graebert account with a friend we will detect it and consider it as an infringement to your license.