ARES® Commander

Powerful, DWG-based CAD software for Windows®, macOS® and Linux®.

The n°1 alternative for CAD in DWG, trusted by industry leaders and millions of users.

Experience the flexibility of ARES Commander, the powerful CAD software for day-to-day work as well as complex projects. Leverage the productive tools and intelligent features for drafting and design that you’ve come to expect from top CAD products plus some exclusive productivity features, at a significant cost savings.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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


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:

  • A complete set of 2D design and annotation tools for tablets and smartphones
  • Optimized workflow: Keep files in sync between ARES Touch and ARES Commander
  • Take your drawings for offline use
  • Ability to add Picture Notes and Voice Notes – Annotate any drawing 
 by taking an image or recording audio to share with colleagues at the office
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