Graebert GmbH (http://www.graebert.com) — which specializes in CAD solutions for desktop and mobile devices — has announced ARES, a cross-platform CAD solution.
It uses a common design interface and is the first CAD solution to run natively across Mac OS X, Windows and Linux, while also being optimized for specific operating system features and capabilities. ARES also includes features such as built-in VoiceNotes for created files, 3D modeling support via the latest ACIS libraries and more.
Upcoming versions of ARES will be available for Microsoft Windows Mobile devices. Additionally, both Apple iPad and the Google Android operating system are under active evaluation for porting as well. ARES will be initially available in 13 languages from the entire worldwide network of Graebert distributors and partners, as well as select OEMs (original equipment manufacturers).
ARES will ship in two different price configurations: ARES (US$495) and ARES Commander Edition ($995). The two products are identical with the exception of programmability and 3D support, which are found only in ARES Commander Edition. Both ARES and ARES Commander Edition for Microsoft Windows are available immediately as trial downloads from the Graebert web site. The Mac and Linux versions are currently part of a closed beta process and are expected to ship in the second quarter of 2010.