POWERFUL, DWG-BASED CAD SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS®, MACOS® AND LINUX®

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THE N°1 ALTERNATIVE FOR CAD IN DWG, TRUSTED BY INDUSTRY LEADERS AND MILLIONS OF USERS

Experience the agility of ARES Commander to create and modify DWG drawings in 2D and 3D on your computers. Leverage the drafting and design features that you’ve come to expect for your DWG files, at a significant cost savings. ARES Commander brings your productivity to the next level with smart productivity tools and a unique concept: The Trinity of CAD™.

Take the opportunity to save significantly!

Single User License (PERPETUAL):
€ 595 + VAT

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ARES COMMANDER

Get Started with ARES Commander

ARES Commander is a switch made easy – providing a familiar look & feel that is intuitive for any experienced CAD user. Much more than a cost-effective alternative for DWG-editing, ARES Commander is making no compromises in features and innovations.

New CAD Features in ARES Commander 2023

Whether they’re located at home, in the office, or in the field, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) professionals all have something in common: They have lots of work to do and little time to do it. Version 2023 of ARES Commander includes a range of improvements to drawing navigation, the user interface, and file printing and sharing that make drawing creation and collaboration measurably more efficient.

Access the right tools for the job at exactly the right moment, pick the desired entity out of a crowd easily, automatically package projects for sharing — it all adds up to less time, less effort, and less frustration.

Contextual Ribbon Tabs

Link Table Data with Excel

Cycling Selection

3D View Navigator

Share Sheet Sets with Pack and Go

BIM navigator

A Professional Cross-Platform DWG CAD Ecosystem
Designed To Take Your CAD Anywhere

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Dedicated To Productivity

Any OS

ARES Commander can be installed on Windows, macOS or several Linux distributions

Work offline

ARES Commander is fully installed on your laptops and/or computers as you have ever been used to

Buy 1 license and work from any computer

ARES Commander, the same user can work from up to 2 computers simultaneously and even log out to work from other computers. You may even use computers under different operating systems.

CAD anywhere

When you buy ARES Commander you also get a 1 year subscription for ARES Touch (to work on your Android and iOS devices) and ARES Kudo, our cloud-based solution.

Support included

When you buy ARES Commander the license includes a 1-year subscription to receive all the updates as well as access to our Support Desk via email. Upon expiration you are free to renew your support agreement or withdraw.

Leverage the intelligence of BIM
to automate CAD drawings production

With ARES Commander you can import and view Revit and IFC files, but most interestingly you can extract 2D drawings from them, extract the BIM information into tables and draw additional CAD details on top of the geometry acquired from the BIM project.

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  • BIM Import: Import .RVT or .IFC models
  • Access & Browse: Filter relevant BIM information
  • Extraction & Take-offs: Read & extract BIM data into tables or .csv
  • Smart & Intelligent: Automate drawings productions from the BIM model
  • Reduce CAD work repetition: Update drawings after BIM model changes

ARES Kudo adds the Agility of the Cloud
to ARES Commander

ARES Kudo is inbuilt in ARES Commander and allows you to access, create and modify DWG files stored in popular cloud storage services such as Google Drive®, Box®, Dropbox® and OneDrive®. Any modification you save in ARES Commander is instantly synchronized.
Your files follow you across all your computers and mobile devices and are always up-to-date.

Share a URL to view your drawing online

With ARES Kudo you can generate a View-only link to share it with your contacts. It is a simple URL they can click on to see your file online. Nothing to pay, nothing to install, they just see it in their Internet browser. It is a great method to ask for comment or validation.
No more wonders if it is the latest version, the URL is live updated when you make any modification. It becomes the single source of truth of your project. It saves you also the time to generate a PDF version and you no longer need to send again and again the file after each modification.
Unlike when you send a file by email, you keep also full control when you share such a View-only link. Your contacts cannot edit your file and you can cut access at any time.

View & Modify DWG drawings in your internet browser

ARES Kudo includes also a full set of features to create and modify your drawings online. As ARES Kudo runs in your Internet browser you have nothing to install and nothing to update. Although you may use ARES Commander on your main computers, you can use ARES Kudo to quickly access and edit drawings online on any other computer. Your drawings follow you anywhere and you are always ready to make a quick edit.
ARES Kudo is included in any subscription for ARES Commander as part of our unique 
ARES Trinity of CAD concept.

Think Beyond Desktop With The Perfect Companion:
ARES Touch – A Full-Featured Mobile CAD

ARES TOUCH MOBILE CAD
Native DWG support
DWG
Available for Android and iOS

ARES Touch is a full-featured Mobile CAD version for Android smartphones / tablets as well as iPads / iPhones. It is bundled within the ARES Trinity of CAD license and makes the perfect companion, when you are out of office, but need to keep your drawings and your drafting tools close to you.

Key Features of ARES Touch include:

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Minimum Technical Requirements for Windows
For a good experience we recommend
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Minimum Technical Requirements for macOS
linux
Minimum Technical Requirements for Linux

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Difference from
other CAD

ARES Commander can be installed on Windows, macOS and Linux. The program works offline - it is fully installed on your computer. Purchase 1 license and work from any computer: the same user can work from 2 computers at the same time. With the purchase of ARES Commander, you also get the ARES Touch to run on Android and iOS devices, and the ARES Kudo - cloud technology subscription for one year.
When you purchase ARES Commander, the license includes a one-year subscription to receive all updates, as well as access to our support via email. At the end of the term, you are free to renew or withdraw from the support agreement.