Company – News and Press Releases

Interview of Mr. Wilfried Graebert, Founder and CEO of Graebert in CellIT magazine
March 19, 2015
1: What is the big focus for Graebert in India?

Graebert has the ambition to establish itself as a leader for dwg-based CAD software in India with ARES Commander (for Windows, Mac & Linux) and ARES Touch (Android) products. Graebert is also offering its CAD platform to developers willing to build vertical applications on top of these products.

Interview with CTO Robert Graebert about Graebert's Cloud-based CAD technology
April 20, 2015
April 20, 2015 – "Xenon is the code name for Graebert's new cloud-based CAD software. Xenon will eventually have all of the tools found in desktop ARES, but OEM customers get to decide which tools to expose. In Onshape, the idea is to have Xenon provide the tools necessary for a mechanical engineer to come up with drawings suitable for manufacturing.

Q: What are some of your future plans for Xenon and Onshape Drawings?

A: It all depends on what partners want. An obvious next feature for Onshape Drawings is shading of viewports. Some partners want viewing, some want editing; Onshape wants mainly annotation from us."
– Ralph Grabowski & Robert Graebert, upFront.eZine

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Onshape Licenses New Graebert Technology for Cloud-Based CAD
April 16, 2015
April 16, 2015 – Scottsdale, AZ, COFES 2015 – Onshape™ Inc. (Cambridge, MA) and Graebert™ GmbH (Berlin) today announced at COFES (the Congress On The Future of Engineering Software) that the companies have entered into a long-term development and licensing agreement to embed new Cloud-based CAD technology from Graebert directly into the just-announced Onshape Cloud CAD platform.

Onshape's Drawings module (under development but not yet released) is powered by Graebert’s new Cloud-based CAD technology (temporarily code-named “Xenon”). Xenon is also available for other companies to license as a platform for their own Cloud-based CAD applications.

"Graebert GmbH is very proud of the successful OEM relationships – at the highest levels – that our company has formed over the last decade. All of these companies represent long-established partnerships and we are very excited to further expand these existing collaborations now and in the future. Our partnership with Onshape is the first implementation of our Xenon technology platform, but we plan to also invite other developers to evaluate our solution and create their own market-accelerated, Cloud-based CAD opportunities", said Wilfried Graebert, founder and CEO of Graebert GmbH.

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CADdigest about Mc4Software’s replacement of AutoCAD with ARES
January 26, 2015
January 26, 2015 – “When Autodesk terminated their agreement, Mc4Software replaced AutoCAD OEM with a customized OEM version of ARES in just three months” - Giuseppe Cozzupoli, Mc4, for CADdigest.

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Mobile CAD: Graphic Speak's trending prediction
December 29, 2014
December 29, 2014 – “Graebert Mobile CAD ‘What’s with them?’ 2015 trending prediction: Up. 2D CAD on a mobile device just makes too much sense, and right now Graebert is in the catbird seat“, says Randall Newton for Graphic Speak.

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Release of ARES 2015 CAD Software for Windows, Mac & Linux and now Android;
Introducing the Cross-Device CAD Experience and Free Android Tablet Holiday Offer
December 9, 2014
December 9, 2014 – Graebert™ GmbH the pioneer in developing high-performance CAD solutions across desktop and mobile devices – today announced immediate availability of its acclaimed ARES™ Commander 2015 2D/3D CAD package on all three desktop operating systems: Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac® OS X™ and Linux®.

The company has also released ARES Touch 2015 Beta, the world’s first DWG-based CAD solution for Google® Android®. Each user of ARES Commander 2015 will also receive ARES Touch for one year, renewable for successive one year terms with the Graebert subscription.
ARES Commander 2015 and ARES Touch enable Graebert's unique "cross-device CAD experience", first introduced at the Graebert 2014 annual meeting. Graebert now allows users to work from multiple computers or mobile devices.

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Architosh about Graebert Annual Meeting 2014
November 2, 2014
November 2, 2014 – “Graebert of Germany is one of the most important CAD technology companies in the world and we feel fortunate to have been asked to attend, among a small cadre of CAD journalists, the annual meeting event in Berlin” – Pete Evans AIA, Senior Associate Editor, for Architosh.

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Desktop Engineering about the Evolution of Mobile CAD
November 1, 2014
November 1, 2014 – “The most promising use of mobile apps at the present appears to be for work crews in remote locations. (…) ‘To measure buildings, we need to be extremely mobile — enough to be able to climb ladders, jump and down, and keep both hands free’, Graebert’s Prinzen points out. ‘You can’t do that with a laptop.’ (…) In environments where a laptop is a burden and a desktop is nearly impossible to operate — such as on construction projects, survey sites or plant floors — mobile apps and mobile devices are breaking new ground“, says Kenneth Wong for Desktop Engineering.

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WorldCAD Access blogs about Graebert Annual Meeting 2014
October 10, 2014
October 10, 2014 – “Second only to AutoCAD: 2,918,786 DraftSight users”, states Ralph Grabowski for WorldCAD Access.

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WorldCAD Access about new software ARES Mechanical
October 9, 2014
October 9, 2014 – “Ceo Wilfried Graebert is easing us into their new software, a 2D mechanical version of ARES. They don’t want to compete with Solidworks, and so the new product is easy-to-use 2D” - Ralph Grabowski for WorldCAD Access.

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Graphic Speak covers the release of ARES Commander 2015 and ARES Touch
October 9, 2014
October 9, 2014 – “With more than 6 million active users, Graebert has become a considerable force in DWG-compatible drafting. Graebert GmbH today announced its 2015 product line-up, which extends the triple-OS Ares Commander desktop CAD platform to the Android mobile OS”, says Randall Newton for Graphic Speak.

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Graebert Unveils World’s First DWG-based, Full CAD Solution for Android
October 9, 2014
Creation of 3D building models from surveys – incredibly simple

October 9, 2014 – Berlin – Graebert™ GmbH – the 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®.

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Graebert Announces ARES Commander 2015 for Windows, Mac and Linux
October 9, 2014
Major New Feature-Set and Free User License Now Included for ARES Touch 2015 on Android Tablets

October 9, 2014 – Berlin – Graebert™ GmbH – the pioneer in developing high-performance CAD solutions across desktop and mobile devices – today announced the November availability of its acclaimed ARES™ Commander 2015 2D/3D CAD package on all three desktop operating systems: Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac® OS X™ and Linux®.

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Graebert Announces DWG-Based ARES Mechanical
October 9, 2014
2D MCAD Solution Based On Graebert’s CAD Technology and Dassault Systèmes’ Acclaimed Constraints Design Solver

October 9, 2014 – Berlin – Graebert™ GmbH – the pioneer in developing high-performance CAD solutions across desktop and mobile devices – today announced ARES Mechanical, a DWG-based 2D Mechanical CAD solution based on the ARES™ Commander engine. ARES Mechanical was created to fulfill the very specific 2D design needs of mechanical engineers seeking high productivity combined with exceptionally intuitive drafting.

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Graebert enters into Strategic Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro in India
November 25, 2013
November 25, 2013 – K Jaishankar, Managing Director, Ingram Micro India, said, “Ingram Micro India is committed to bringing the best technologies and products available across the globe to the Indian market. Graebert’s ARES line of high-quality CAD software provides a choice to CAD users in India.

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CRN India reports Graebert has appointed Ingram Micro as National Distributor in India
November 25, 2013
November 25, 2013 – “Ingram Micro is the largest distributor of IT products in the world and we are pleased to have them onboard as a national distributor for our ARES technology based CAD software and solutions,” said Surya Sarda, Director, Marketing and Business Development, Graebert India. “Based on their deep linkages in the reseller community and their IT supply chain and logistics expertise, we are confident of growing the business as well as extending our reach in the channel partner community.” – CRN News on crn.in

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Desktop Engineering Magazine covers the new release of Graebert’s CAD Software for Windows, Mac and Linux
November 22, 2013
November 22, 2013 – “Major new features in this update include a new user interface ribbon bar for Windows as well as Mac-specific UI/UX; a new design resources palette (a.k.a., Design Center in AutoCAD); layers and entities transparency; new productivity features for layers; drawing standards verification and support for .DWS files; PDF import; and quick grouping and ungrouping.” – DE Editors for Desktop Engineering

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Architosh covers the release of ARES Commander Edition 2014 for Mac
November 19, 2013
November 19, 2013 – “Graebert continues assault on Autodesk’s market leading AutoCAD with 2014 Edition of ARES Commander. The latest release gives Mac AutoCAD users in particular features still missing in the latest versions of AutoCAD for OS X.”, says Anthony Frausto-Robledo AIA, LEED AP for Architosh.

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CAD blogger Deelip Menezes comments about ARES 2014 and Graebert’s OEM CAD Solutions
November 19, 2013
November 19, 2013 – “Although Graebert sells ARES as a product to end users, they have been in the OEM business since they created their first CAD platform back in 1994. Graebert can work with an OEM partner in many ways. From a simple white-labeling arrangement where the OEM simply re-brands ARES and starts selling it, up to the OEM building a vertical solution on top of ARES using a set of plug-ins that add functionality to the base CAD platform.” says Deelip Menezes for Deelip.com.

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Graebert Announces ARES Commander Edition 2014 for Windows, Mac and Linux
November 19, 2013
Better Pricing, Performance and Feature-Set Across More Operating Systems than AutoCAD®

November 19, 2013 – Graebert GmbH – one of the pioneering companies in high-performance CAD solutions for desktop and mobile devices – today announced immediate availability of its acclaimed ARES® Commander 2014 2D/3D CAD package on all three desktop operating systems: Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac® OS X™ and Linux®.

See ARES Commander Edition’s New Features

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CAD User Magazine covers SiteMaster BIM 2013 – Building Surveying with BIM
October 18, 2013
Creation of 3D building models from surveys – incredibly simple

October 18, 2013 – Berlin – The well-known and worldwide recognized CAD User Magazine reviewed Graebert’s SiteMaster BIM 2013 Building Surveying Software in its September/October Issue.

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The CAD Society honors Wilfried Graebert with Leadership Award 2013 at COFES
April 23, 2013
In recognition of his leadership in establishing a foundational platform for an alternative method to traditional low-cost design tools

April 23, 2013 – Berlin – Graebert™ – a leading developer of CAD software and solutions, including building survey products and services – today announced that the company’s founder & CEO, Wilfried Graebert, received the 2013 Leadership Award from the CAD Society (www.cadsociety.org). This prestigious award is given to individuals who have truly shaped and impacted the CAD world through their leadership and achievements.

Previously awarded to CAD legends such as Jon Hirschtick (founder, CEO and Board Member of SolidWorks®) and Carl Bass (President & CEO of Autodesk®), the Leadership Award presented to Mr. Graebert is in recognition of his leadership in establishing a foundational platform for an alternative method to traditional low-cost design tools.

The Leadership award is presented for outstanding technical and business leadership in the CAD industry, with specific focus and dedication to the needs of worldwide CAD users. Mr. Graebert’s award was presented at the 2013 COFES event – the engineering software industry's only annual thinktank event on the future of the industry.
Graebert announces SiteMaster 2013 (Beta) and introduces SiteMaster 2013 BIM
January 31, 2013
Sitemaster 2013 leverages power of industry-leading ARES CAD engine, offers DWG- and IFC- compatibility and is ADT object-oriented

January 31, 2013 – Berlin – Graebert™ – a leading developer of CAD software, solutions, and services, including building surveying software and services – today announced that a Beta download of SiteMaster™ 2013 is available to select users and is also introducing SiteMaster 2013 BIM. Both products are managed and distributed by Graebert’s iSurvey team (www.graebert-isurvey.com).

SiteMaster 2013 is an advanced building survey software solution for mobile devices. It can be paired with any Bluetooth®-enabled Laser Distance Meter on any Microsoft® Windows® 7 or 8 tablet device to create accurate digital CAD drawings and “as-build” floor plans of existing buildings while onsite.
Graebert announces ARES® Commander Edition 2013 for Windows® 8, Mac® OS X & Linux
November 30, 2012
14 languages, In-place Text Editor, 64-Bit Version, DWG 2013 Support, and Operating System Enhancements pose a productivity and pricing challenge to AutoCAD®

November 30th 2012 – Berlin – Graebert™ a leading developer of custom CAD software, solutions, and services – today announced the immediate release of ARES® Commander Edition 2013.

ARES Commander Edition is based on the same ARES engine powering DraftSight™ from Dassault Systèmes and CorelCAD™ from Corel™ Corporation and many other branded solutions. The software is DWG-compatible with 3D modeling features and a comprehensive programming environment. Version 2013 includes enhancements to the CAD engine, while maintaining Graebert’s acclaimed support for multiple operating systems. ARES Commander Edition includes a versatile engine for developers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to create stand-alone CAD applications as well as a complete Application Programming Interface (API).