Graebert Unveils a DWG-based, Full CAD Solution for Android
BERLIN, Oct. 9, 2014—Graebert GmbH, a pioneer in developing high-performance CAD solutions across desktop and mobile devices, today announced ARES Touch 2015, the world’s first true CAD solution for Google Android.
Far more than a simple viewer or editor, ARES Touch 2015 is a complete professional CAD solution, using the same acclaimed engine powering ARES Commander on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. In 2015, Gartner predicts a total of 320 million tablet sales, versus just 316 million PC sales (desktops and laptops) with Android making up 62% of worldwide aggregate tablet sales.
To address this fast-growing market, Graebert ensured no compromises were made in features or performance, with capabilities including:
- Native DWG support: create and modify drawings in the same format without import or export
- Unrestricted size of projects
- Synchronize your projects with the Cloud via Dropbox® and soon Google drive as well as other services. You are not linked to cloud storage from Graebert, customers can choose the solution that best fits their needs.
- A complete set of tools to not only review, but create or modify drawings on the go
- Designed for tablets of 7’’ or more. One can also run ARES Touch on a smartphone but mostly for viewing due to the size of the screen.
- An intuitive user interface that is completely optimized for touch and offers an easy transition for any CAD professional
In addition, ARES Touch is the first CAD application to include an open API for developers to easily and quickly migrate their applications from desktop to mobile.
Previously, developers of vertical applications had to redevelop apps from scratch when moving to mobile. With ARES Touch, any add-on initially created for ARES Commander or AutoCAD can now be painlessly migrated to mobile (because ARES Touch supports the same API set as ARES Commander, including LISP and C++ Tx (Graebert’s equivalent to ARX)).
As a result, developers can maintain the same core stream of code for desktop and mobile platforms and only need to focus their development on Touch UI adaptation.
“Graebert was the first company to release a mobile CAD solution back in 2000 for Windows CE® devices and we also have 15 years of mobile experience with our SiteMaster™ product line. While we believe users will keep using their PC for heavy CAD tasks, we see a growing demand for agility to work from multiple devices including tablets and smartphones and are very excited to introduce ARES Touch 2015 to meet that pent-up need,” said Wilfried Graebert, CEO and founder of Graebert GmbH.
Interested customers can visit www.graebert.com/arestouch and follow @graebertcad on Twitter or arescommander on Facebook. Users of ARES Commander 2015 will have the priviledge to receive ARES Touch 2015 Beta for free in November this year, a few months before it becomes available on the Google Play™ store.
Users of ARES Commander will receive ARES Touch for free and vice-versa, for the duration of their Graebert subscription. This means that for an initial price starting at 250€/$ per year (795€/$ for a Perpetual license), Graebert customers will receive a license for their computer (Windows, Mac OS X & Linux) and also for their Android tablets and possibly smartphones (one license of ARES Touch allows you to use it on all your Android devices).
Graebert GmbH is a leading developer of custom CAD software, solutions, and services. The company is recognized as a true innovator in the CAD industry and has more than 30 years of technology expertise, project management and consulting experience.
Graebert’s CAD systems became the first to support Windows, Mac, Linux (since 2010) and Android since 2014, they are nowadays used by millions of professionals over the World.
Graebert’s product portfolio is anchored by ARES Commander Edition – powerful CAD software with 2D & 3D-modeling capabilities and native DWG support, which is the basis of all Graebert OEM products.
Graebert offers a unique collaboration business model for CAD applications developers with custom OEM CAD software and application development services.
The SiteMaster™ line of “as built” software surveying solutions, as well as worldwide surveying services are included under Graebert’s iSurvey™ brand. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany with additional offices in America, Asia and Europe.
Further details at www.graebert.com