ARES® Commander Edition – New Features in Version 2014

Fresh and modern look & feel

The new Ribbon interface introduces a modern and intuitive environment but you can switch back to the traditional interface at any time.

Designed for flexibility, ARES Commander Edition 2014 continues to offer the easiest transition: whether you learned to draw with menus or with the ribbon, you will find instantly a familiar work environment.

Design Resources palette

This new palette will significantly contribute to increase your productivity by very easily sharing content between files.

You may browse your computer or network to find useful contents to use in your drawing like blocks, reference drawings or images, layers, sheets, styles…

Drawing Standards (.dws files)

Drawing Standards help you to define and check the compliance of your drawing against custom, corporate and industry standards.

You may define some rules for the layers, line styles, dimension styles and text styles and this feature will not only spot the errors but also help you to fix them to achieve conformity.

Fresh look & feel for MAC too

The Print and Page layout dialogs have been redesigned to meet Mac standards.

No ribbon interface on a Mac! With floating user interface elements, ARES Commander Edition is not only the most complete DWG CAD Software on Mac OS X, but also the one offering a Mac look and feel. Print and layout configuration dialogs have also been redesigned according to standards on any Mac.

Quick Grouping and Ungrouping

Group and ungroup entities in two clicks via a right-click shortcut menu.

Groups offer an easy way to combine drawing entities without creating a block. You can later select only one entity to manipulate all the group. Each entity can be in several groups. You may select for example one entity to move all the groups it belongs to.

Layer and Entity Transparency

Transparency on specified layers help to reduce the display complexity of the drawing.

When you work on a drawing with tens of layers it is sometimes a little confusing, particularly when you receive a drawing with layers created by others and you want to add your own layers. With this feature you may fade selected layers or entities (e.g. hatches) but also define the fading for all the locked layers.

Layer Preview Tool

The new LayerPreview command offers a quick preview of the content of layers.

When dealing with drawings made of multiple layers it is frequently time-consuming to switch on and off layers to understand what is or is not on each layer. This feature instantly shows the content and lets you either restore the layers as before or after preview.

Layer Grouping & Filter

We have improved the Layers Manager to better group and filter the layers.

The Layers Manager now makes it incredibly fast and intuitive to group and filter layers. You can organize layers into groups and sub-groups and manage their visibility or lock them. The same layer can belong to several groups and you can simply drag and drop layers into groups. You may also search and filter them.

RichLine Editing completed

The EditRichLine command has been improved to edit multiple lines entities.

RichLines help you to draw smart multiple lines according to the styles you defined. RichLine editing is now completed with new commands to edit the RichLines like open, closed or merged Tee or Cross, Corner Joint and other options to break and weld.