Lightworks Artisan within ARES CAD
Graebert integrates Lightworks Artisan within ARES CAD software
SHEFFIELD, UK (27 September 2010) - Lightworks, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, is pleased to announce that Graebert GmbH – one of the pioneering companies in high-performance CAD solutions – has become a Lightworks customer and has integrated rendering technology from Lightworks.
Graebert’s ARES software is one of the first CAD products to be integrated with Lightworks Artisan SnapShot Studio, a new application which facilitates the quick and easy generation of photorealistic images from 3D CAD data. Artisan SnapShot Studio can be used throughout the entire design process, allowing users to quickly try out various material and lighting combinations before moving on to final design decisions and final quality imagery. ARES offers all the productive tools and smart features for drafting and design that you expect from a CAD application and with DWG 2010 as its primary drawing file format and DXF support, ARES provides compatibility and exchange capabilities with a wide range of graphics and construction software all over the world. With the introduction of Lightworks rendering, the ARES product now enhances its capabilities even further.
Commenting on the partnership, Wilfied Graebert, CEO and founder of Graebert GmbH said, “Integrating the photorealistic technology offered by Lightworks brings a whole new level of 3D excellence to ARES and we are particularly excited to be amongst the first to integrate with Artisan software.
Dave Forrester, CEO at Lightworks added, “We’re delighted to be working with Graebert, one of the most respected and innovative names in the CAD industry. ARES has achieved tremendous mindshare within a very short time and we are proud to have Graebert as a customer of our acclaimed rendering technology.”
ARES Commander Edition for Linux Press Release
Graebert GmbH Announces ARES Commander Edition 1.0 for Linux;
New Partnership with Lightworks Shows Industry Momentum Around ARES
First Professional, Multi-Platform CAD solution for Mac, Windows & Linux;
Fully compatible with AutoCAD, latest 3D support and Linux Optimized Interface Option,
50% off Through October; New Seamless Integration with Lightworks Artisan Rendering
September 27, 2010 – Berlin – Graebert™ GmbH http://www.graebert.com – one of the pioneering companies in high-performance CAD solutions for desktop and mobile devices – today announced that its award-winning ARES™ Commander Edition 2D/3D CAD software for Linux® is now immediately shipping and available. Offered at an introductory price of $US495 through the end of October, this represents a 50% discount from the standard retail pricing of $US995.
Optimized for Ubuntu®, the leading version of Linux for desktop, Graebert now offers the industry’s only native 3D CAD solution for all three major desktop operating systems – Microsoft® Windows®, Mac® OS X® and Linux. Specifically, ARES Commander Edition is designed for 32-bit versions of Ubuntu® 9.10, Fedora® 11, Suse® 11.2, Mandriva® 2010, or higher versions (other Linux versions are in progress). iPad® support is also under active investigation to bring a full CAD solution to mobile users seeking an ideal blend of features, performance and integration with desktop CAD programs.
ARES Commander Edition offers Linux users a powerful and affordable 3D CAD solution, fully capable of supporting both AEC (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) and MCAD (Mechanical CAD) use cases and the ability to seamlessly exchange files across all three supported OS platforms.
ARES provides both industry compatibility and the highest-performance features and capabilities for mission-critical design workflow. ARES for Linux takes full advantage of Ubuntu’s user interface and power, while also providing the professional-level precision, features and performance of the CAD engine that also powers the new DraftSight™ software from Dassault Solidworks®. ARES also offers users a choice of experiencing a fully Linux-specific User Interface (UI) or a more tailored UI that matches the Windows version – both UI versions are fully command compatible with AutoCAD®.
A free 30-day trial of ARES Commander Edition for Linux may be downloaded at ARES (CAD) - potential users can also read the recent glowing review of ARES by Cadalyst Magazine at http://www.graebert.com/aresmedia/Cadalyst_report_ARES-reprint.pdf.
Simultaneous with the availability of the Linux version of ARES, Graebert also announced today a partnership with Lightworks (Sheffield, UK), the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software. Lightworks’ acclaimed rendering technology is embedded in more than 80 software applications and is a mission-critical solution used by more than 3 million customers worldwide.
ARES is one of the first CAD products to be integrated with Artisan™ SnapShot Studio, a new application for the quick and easy generation of photorealistic images from 3D CAD data that also provides pre-configured workflows. Using ‘drag, drop & render’ styles for ease of use, Artisan is currently available on the Windows platform, with a Mac version to be released later this year. Details can be found at http://www.lightworkdesign.com/. Artisan SnapShot Studio is aimed at use in the entire design process, allowing users to quickly try out various material combinations and lighting conditions before moving on to final design decisions and final quality imagery. Artisan allows multiple SnapShots to be previewed, generated and available for offline rendering – this is accomplished using a combination of hardware-based OpenGL® real-time rendering for set-up and review along with powerful, fully scalable CPU-based rendering for high-quality raytraced and global illuminated images.
“We are very excited to be working with Graebert, one of the most respected and innovative names in the CAD industry,” said Dave Forrester, CEO of Lightworks. “ARES has achieved tremendous mindshare in a very short period of time and we are proud to add their name to the list of major vendors who integrate with our acclaimed rendering technology.”
“Having an optimized, native Linux solution completes the ‘trifecta’ of operating system support promised by Graebert earlier this year – we are now the first and only vendor offering a complete 3D CAD design workflow across every major desktop operating system,” said Wilfried Graebert, CEO and founder of Graebert GmbH. “Integrating with the photo-realistic rendering technology offered by Lightworks brings a whole new level of 3D excellence to ARES and we are very excited to be among the first to integrate with Artisan.”
Paralleling the rise of the personal computer, Graebert GmbH (Berlin) has more than 30 years expertise in delivering high-performance, affordable solutions for both the PC and mobile CAD markets. Graebert’s award-winning products are fully compliant with industry standards and have been mission-critical for customers ranging from the largest Fortune® 500 companies to individual architects.
In 1999, Graebert GmbH recognized the need for professional CAD in the growing market of mobile devices and developed PowerCAD CE, the first professional and fully functional 2D and 3D CAD System for Windows CE™. The company’s award-winning SiteMaster™ solution has measured thousands of public and private facilities throughout Europe, Asia and North America.
ARES, SiteMaster and Graebert are trademarks of Graebert, GmbH. All other trademarks and registered trademarks previously cited are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.
ARES Commander Edition CAD for LinuxARES Commander Edition is now available for Linux!
ARES, the multi platform 3D CAD program is now available across various Linux distributions including Suse Linux, Mandriva, Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian.
Free trial downloads are available enabling you to try before you buy.
Professional CAD for Linux - extra 3D modeling and fully programmable.
Linux, the Open Source (free) operating system for PCs and networks, is first choice not only on campuses but also in a growing number of large enterprises. With ARES Commander Edition, Graebert GmbH answers the need of large user groups for a professional, DWG 2010 based CAD package running on Linux.
ARES Commander Edition is the first professional CAD solution to run across Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac® OS and Linux, providing the ability to seamlessly exchange files across all three supported OS platforms.
The user interface is built on Qt technology, which means that it looks and works the same on Linux, Macintosh, and Windows computers. It features dockable toolbars, right-click shortcut menus, command line input, palettes, and a brand-new ToolMatrix.
ARES Commander Edition for Linux runs on 32-bit versions of Ubuntu® 9.10 Gnome, Fedora® 11 Gnome, Suse® 11.2 Gnome, Mandriva® 2010 Gnome and KDE, or higher versions. Support for other Linux versions is in progress.
ARES for Linux supports nearly all of the almost 400 commands in the Window version, including 3D ACIS-based solid modeling. Two additional features – VoiceNotes and spell checking - will be included soon.
It does not support the specific Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) and the export of Enhanced Windows Metafile (EMF) images.
ARES Commander Edition for Linux supports application development through Lisp, C/C++, and the DRX API. Windows specific technologies like VSTA, ActiveX, and COM. LISP encryption are not supported.
ARES™ Commander Edition 2D/3D CAD software for Linux is now immediately shipping at an price of $580+GST through the end of October 2010, a 50% discount from the regular price of $1,170+GST
ARES Multi-Platform CAD
ARES Commander Edition is the first professional, Multi-Platform CAD solution for Mac, Windows & Linux;
Fully compatible with AutoCAD®, latest 3D support and Mac-native Interface Option.
Key features of ARES include:
ARES CAD for Mac OS X
ARES & ARES Commander Edition
ARES® - the new AutoCAD® alternative
ARES & ARES Commander Edition
Professional CAD software to the highest standard
Gräbert GmbH released their latest CAD offering - ARES in June 2010
ARES comes in two different versions - ARES (professional CAD for day-to-day use) and ARES Commander Edition (High-End Professional CAD including 3D-Modeling, rendering and programming ability)
ARES is completely up-to-date, highly professional, state of the art CAD software, re-built from the ground up over the past 5 years.
ARES is based natively on DWG and is a multi-platform software architecture, with better speed performance than other competitors.
ARES is currently available for Windows 7, Vista and XP.
ARES® for Macintosh OS X and several common Linux-Distributions are currently in the final beta testing stage and are slated for release later in the year.
Free 30-day trial versions are available for both ARES & ARES Commander Edition.