ARES® Commander – Features

Supports the latest industry technology
DWG compatible
Available for Windows® 7 and 8, Mac® OS X, and several Linux distributions
64-Bit version for Windows, with a 64-Bit version for Mac and Linux coming soon
DWG and DXF read and write support through version 2012, read support through version 2013
3D Solids Modeler based on industry standard, ACIS®
Fully customizable API
Create your own functions, routines, and plugins
Support for LISP, C/C++, CFX/DRX, Visual Studio for Applications (VSTA), .net (C#,VB.Net) , Delphi, COM, Active X, and DCL programming interfaces
Add active content from other application using OLE objects in drawings
Easily define and manage menus and toolbars in XML resources
Flexible user interface
Dockable toolbars, right-click shortcut menus, tool matrix, and properties palette can all be customized
Store individual UI configurations in user profiles and create page layouts to reuse print settings
Use alias shortcuts for frequently used commands
Time saving tools
Enter and format text directly in the drawing with an easy-to-use In-Place Text Editor
Record a series of commands in action macros and replay them to automate repetitive tasks
Dimensions as well as hatches and gradient color fills are related to their associated entities and update automatically
Create flat representations of 3D solid objects
Align viewports on layout sheets by selecting the geometry inside a viewport
Underlay .pdf and Microstation® .dgn files, manage underlay layers and clip them
Use fields to change multiple instances of annotation in one operation and automatically update title blocks
Ideal for workgroups and corporate environments
Record and play VoiceNotes® to add messages, reminders, or instructions directly in your drawing or mark up drawings with free hand sketches
Create rectangular, elliptical, and freehand revision clouds to accentuate drawing areas and to indicate that certain areas require or contain revisions
Attach drawings and images as references
Languages
ARES Commander is available in 14 languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (simplified and traditional)
Platforms
The software is available for Windows® 7 and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit versions), Vista, and XP (32-bit version), Mac® OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard), v10.7 (Lion), v10.8 (Mountain Lion), and Linux (Suse Linux, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Debian, Fedora).
Learn about the new features in ARES Commander 2015
or see our Comparison Chart to learn about platform differences.