Last week Architosh reported on Graebert’s key product updates coming out of its Annual Event in Berlin, Germany. Those updates had immediate impact on Apple’s customers with new updates to ARES Commander 2016 as well as the big announcement of the introduction of ARES Touch for iOS devices.
Continuing on with other key news from the event, Graebert™ GmbH–the pioneer in developing high-performance CAD solutions across desktop and mobile devices –announces ARES® Map™, the latest addition to the company’s growing family of CAD solutions.
ARES is powered by Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
ARES Map is powered by ArcGIS® Online from Esri® (Redlands, California US), the world leader of Geographic Information Systems(GIS) technologies. ARES Map is also based on the acclaimed ARES Commander™engine –Graebert’s popular DWG-based CAD platform, trusted by more than 7 million professionals worldwide as part of their daily workflow. Maps, floorplans, and any infrastructure created with ARES Map are saved natively in DWG and also contain smart GIS-enabled information associated to the entities.
GIS and location intelligence applications are the foundation for many location-enabled services that rely on analysis and visualization, and combine maps and data to help organizations make better choices. Common usages of GIS include infrastructure management, real estate site selection, route/corridor selection, evacuation planning, conservation, natural resource extraction, etc.
Ability to convert CAD into GIS entities
Esri’s users will find that ARES Map helps them to easily convert CAD information into smart GIS-enabled entities. They will be able to choose a coordinate system among hundreds of projected, geometric or vertical options to best align the CAD file with the rest of the World. Connected with Esri’s servers, users will benefit from Esri’s professional base maps and readily available feature services. They may also access their own GIS information from an ArcGIS Online account to display and manage synchronized data sets. The hundreds of CAD features of ARES Map simplify both the modifications and the collaboration with other CAD Software using the popular DWG format.
CAD professionals will also see in ARES Map an unlimited source of productivity gains. Powered by ArcGIS Online, ARES Map provides best-in-class base maps such as street maps or satellite images for any location in different scales. Users may also connect with Esri’s feature services to display useful information such as roads, networks, population and more.
David Totman, Industry Manager for Esri commented that “Esri is very excited to be collaborating with Graebert around ARES Map. The Graebert team has been working with our key developers to offer the best integration with our GIS technology. From an Esri business development perspective, I see this as a unique opportunity for our mutual customers to leverage their CAD and GIS investments. Bridging the gap between CAD and GIS workflows will be easier than ever with the ARES Map product.”
Wilfried Graebert, Founder and CEO of Graebert explained that “CAD software are typically file-based whereas GIS software structures information in databases and web services. The solution with ARES Map has been to bring together two technologies that are very differently structured and to build a dual-core engine capable of seamlessly converting, combining and saving in both modalities.”
Wilfried Graebert further commented: “We are very excited to be working with Esri, the leader in GIS, to offer Esri users and CAD professionals another opportunity to expand their customer offerings with cutting-edge Esri and Graebert technologies.”
ARES Map runs on Microsoft® Windows® 7/8/10 and supports DWG 2013 –2016. Esri users will discover this new hybrid technology at Esri’s European User Conference taking place in Salzburg from October 14 to 16. ARES Map will be distributed through partners. Companies interested to try ARES Map can contact Graebert for an early access–for more details visit www.aresmap.com.
Graebert is a leading developer of CAD software, solutions and services. They are recognized as a true innovator in the CAD industry and have more than 30 years of expertise. Their DWG-based CAD systems were the first to run on modern Windows®, Mac® and Linux® concurrently with the same code base. Graebert is also a pioneer in mobile CAD technologies, first on Windows and now Android®with ARES Touch™. Most recently, Graebert introduced ARES Kudo™, a full DWG-based CAD platform for the Cloud.
Graebert’s product portfolio is anchored by ARES Commander—a powerful, DWG-based CAD software with 2D and 3D modeling capabilities —which also enables developers to create standalone CAD applications. Overall, more than 7 million professionals use their ARES based CAD technologies in more than 100 countries. They also specialize in building surveying software and services. The SiteMaster™ line of “as built” surveying solutions, as well as worldwide surveying services are included under Graebert’s iSurvey™ brand and division.
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit them at www.esri.com.