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.

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

Available for Windows, macOS and Linux
Native DWG support
Create & Modify in 2D and 3D

Explore the Top New Features

Much more than a cost-effective alternative, ARES Commander benefits from Graebert’s 30+ years experience in CAD

Much more than cost-effective alternatives, the ARES CAD Software benefit from Graebert’s 30+ years experience in CAD for computers and mobile devices. Our CAD software will offer you the usual 2D & 3D tools you are in right to expect to create and modify DWG drawings but also a unique user-friendly licensing:

Any OS: ARES Commander can be installed on Windows, macOS or several Linux distributions
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 Kudo¹, our cloud-based solution.
Flexible and cost-effective licensing: Annual Plan, Perpetual license or Flex license (network), it is up to you! No pressure to force you to pay every year nor time limitation to buy an upgrade.
All included: When you buy ARES Commander it includes a 1 year subscription to receive all the updates, access our email support, ARES Kudo¹ and ARES Touch. After 1 year you are free to renew or not.
Your competitive advantage for CAD

Graebert is renowned in the CAD industry for its innovation. We are headquartered in Germany and strongly believe that quality and performance have significantly helped our technology to reach a user base now exceeding 8 million users worldwide. That said, our passion for CAD and innovation are probably what set our products apart.

Besides the unique flexibility of our user experience described above, some of the key features offered in ARES Commander include:


Native DWG support: We use .dwg as our main format. You can create and modify drawings in this popular format without any import or export to keep the highest compatibility.
User-friendly environment: Nothing to learn if you already know about CAD. Just try and see: You will find a similar interface and can use the same commands and aliases.
Unique productivity features: Discover in our videos some new features that can boost your productivity.
Available in 14 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Czech, Russian, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
Advanced programming interface: Developers will find a powerful API with support for various programming languages including C++, Tx, lisp, VSTA, DCL, Visual Studio, COM, Active X.

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