ARES Commander Edition 2012.8.60

Fully programmable professional 3D CAD utility
ARES Commander Edition
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ARES Commander Edition offers Apple Macintosh users professional, DWG 2010 based CAD running on native Mac OS X (no emulation!).

Thus, ARES Commander Edition is the first professional CAD solution to run across Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and Linux.

The user interface is built on Qt technology, which means that it looks and works the same on Macintosh, Linux, and Windows computers. It features dockable toolbars, right-click shortcut menus, command line input, palettes, and a brand-new ToolMatrix.

ARES Commander Edition takes full advantage of the ease-of-use of the Apple platform while also providing the professional-level precision, features and performance.

Compared to the Windows version, ARES supports on the Mac nearly all of almost 400 commands, including 3D ACIS based solid modeling. It does not yet support VoiceNotes and spell checking (coming soon). Naturally, it does not support the specific Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) and the export of Enhanced Windows Metafile (EMF) images.

ARES Commander Edition supports also application development through Lisp, C/C++, and the DRX API. Naturally it does not support Windows specific technologies like VSTA, ActiveX, and COM. LISP encryption is not yet supported.

Main features:

  • Files:
  • AutoCAD 2010 native file support
  • Read / Write DWG versions R12 to 2010
  • Support for Template Drawings (DWT files)
  • Recovery of corrupted drawings
  • External References Manager (Palette)
  • In-Place-Editing of block definitions and external references
  • Raster image support
  • Images / References rectagular a and polygonal clipping
  • Export to DWF
  • User Interface:
  • Edit multiple drawings (MDI)
  • Dockable Properties toolbar
  • Dockable Properties palette
  • Right-click context menus
  • Command prompt area
  • Industry standard AutoCAD command sequences
  • Options Settings Manager
  • Snapping, Tracking, Entity Selection:
  • Selection preview
  • Filtered Selection
  • Hot grips for multiple grip points modification
  • Entity Snap
  • Polar Tracking
  • EntitySnap Tracking
  • „From“-Snap
  • Direct Offset Entry
  • Apparent & extended intersection snap
  • Viewing, Drafting, and Editing Functionalities:
  • Real time pan & zoom
  • Non-rectangular viewports
  • Layers toolbar
  • Rectangle creation with support for area and dimension
  • Layers toolbar
  • Layer Tools
  • Block units for insertion in different units
  • Hatch editing
  • Gradient hatch
  • Associative dimensions
  • Arc length dimensions
  • Jogged radius dimensions
  • Edit properties of multiple entities
  • Lineweights (display and print)
  • Masking Entities (Wipe out)
  • Table support
  • Multiline support
  • True Colors support
  • Redline and Markup Support
  • Multi-language character set
  • TrueType Fonts support
  • Find and Replace
  • Internal WYSIWYG multiline text editor
  • 3D:
  • 3D surface commands
  • ACIS 3D model viewing
  • Full ACIS 3D modeling & editing
  • Shading / Rendering
  • Printing / Plotting / Layout Sheets:
  • Multiple layout sheet tabs (Multiple paper spaces)
  • Lock layout viewports
  • CTB color table support
  • STB style table support
  • PLOT / PRINT command
  • PDF creation using print style tables
  • JPEG print
  • Customization:
  • CUI menus and toolbars
  • Visual menu customization
  • User Profiles Management
  • CUI menu files support
  • Menu Diesel expressions
  • Programming:
  • LISP
  • LISP vl-, vlr-, vla- and vlax- support
  • LISP encryption
  • DCL support
  • ADS-like C/C++ Development System
  • FDT
  • DRX (DwgDirect) support
  • Visual Studio 2005 compatible
  • C/C++ Unicode support
  • OS Support:
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 32-bit and 64-bit support
  • MAC OS X Support
  • Linux Support (Ubuntu et al.)
  • Supported Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Czech, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Turkish

last updated on:
December 6th, 2012, 16:25 GMT
file size:
129.7 MB
developed by:
Gräbert GmbH
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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