DWG-editing is Entering a New Era
Engineering Computing News
Engineering Computing Resources
December 1, 2017
The .dwg file format has been for decades the lingua franca for billions of technical drawings. As organizations now embrace new technologies, they realize that DWG-editing CAD software is becoming a utility they would like to deploy widely but at lower costs.
Graebert sees an increasing number of users switching to the ARES®CAD software in search of increased agility. This agility takes form in cost savings, licensing options and our unique Trinity of CAD™ concept.
With the move to Cloud computing and the rise of mobile devices, designers are eager to explore their impact on workflows and performance. Graebert’s solutions for DWG-editing on Mobile (ARES Touch™ for iOS and Android) and Cloud (ARES Kudo™) are aiming for no compromises in features. These technologies are not sold separately, but combined altogether with ARES Commander™, our desktop-based solution. Desktop, Mobile and Cloud are not replacing each other, but are working in high synergy. Our mobile users get live updates of the files being worked on at the office and can further share the modifications and annotations they make on site.
With the ARES Trinity of CAD Software, the same user can install ARES Commander on multiple computers and work offline as usual. He can further use ARES Touch on all his smartphone(s) and/or tablet(s) to work on the go. Finally, ARES Kudo adds the agility of the Cloud. It can be used to read and edit drawings online, without any installation, but also significantly improves the workflows between Commander and Touch by synchronizing files across devices and users.
With the switch of our competitor to a rental-only business model, many organizations are feeling trapped. Graebert keeps offering a choice between Perpetual and Annual licenses, as well as migration discounts facilitating the transition to ARES CAD Software.