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CAD Pioneer Graebert GmbH Announces ARES

February 9th, 2010 Comments off

CAD Pioneer Graebert GmbH Announces ARES, The First Native CAD Solution For All 3 Major Operating Systems & Mobile

Based on 5 Years of Development, ARES Combines Exceptional Performance with AutoCAD Compatibility, Easy-to-Navigate UI, Full Customization and Native Availability on Windows, Mac & Linux for below $500

Graebert™ GmbH (Berlin) – one of the pioneering companies in high-performance CAD solutions for desktop and mobile devices – today announced ARES™, the industry’s first native cross-platform CAD solution.  ARES provides both industry compatibility and the highest-performance features and capabilities for mission-critical design workflow.  Details may be found at Mobile CAD Surveying Ltd

ARES uses a common design interface and is the first CAD solution to run natively across Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac® OS X and Linux®, while also being optimized for specific operating system features and capabilities.   ARES also includes innovative and powerful 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 – 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.

ARES development has focused on a number of core benchmarks, with performance being a leading criterion: ARES is typically 3-5X faster in operations such as open and save than other CAD packages on any platform.  With more than a year of intensive beta testing by more than 100 major corporations and leading CAD users, ARES is the end-result of more than 250 man-years of development (5 calendar years) from Graebert, one of the pioneers in CAD software development since 1983.

Graebert is well known internationally for leading mobile CAD solutions such as SiteMaster™ as well as having more than 500,000 estimated users of PowerCAD™, its previous-generation CAD product.  The company has more than 50 active VARs and OEMs on six continents, and is working with these and new partners to distribute ARES worldwide.

“Several Fortune® 500 companies have been using ARES as part of our intensive beta test – to them, ARES really does represent the next-generation of CAD solution,” said Wilfried Graebert, Founder and CEO of Graebert, GmbH.  “Using ARES, they have been able to create designs in far less time than with competitive solutions – the feedback has been identical – ARES is an impressive product that lived up to their demanding expectations.”

Key features of ARES include:

• DWG native format – Graebert is a founding member of the Open Design Alliance and sits on the Board of Directors.  ARES supports DWG Import (2.x -> 2009), Export (12->2009) and DWG 2009 Native format (DWG 2010 support coming in 2nd Quarter, 2010)

• AutoCAD-compatible command line and scripts

• More than 400 new commands

• Drawing recovery

• Latest ACIS 3D modeling support

• I/O Support for DWG 2.5 -> 2009, DWF, SAT, WMF, SLD, ESRI & SHP

• Exceptional print capabilities, including PDF, Raster & SVG

• UI optimized for each native operating system as well as an XML-based, fully customizable UI with a built-in designer

• Widest range of programming I/O support, including Lisp, C, Delphi, COM, .net (C#, VB.net), C++ and VSTA

Pricing and availability:

ARES will ship in two different price configurations – ARES ($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 www.graebert.com – the Mac and Linux versions are currently part of a closed Beta process (request an invite at www.graebert.com) and are expected to ship in the 2nd quarter of 2010.

About Graebert:

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.

For more information please contact Mobile CAD Surveying Ltd +44 (0) 844 567 2609 the leading provider of Mobile CAD Solutions in the UK.


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SAVE £300 – Sitemaster Building LT

November 24th, 2009 Comments off
Sitemaster Building LT

Sitemaster Building LT

SPECIAL OFFER – LIMITED TIME ONLY
REDUCED from £550.00 to
ONLY £250.00

Take advantage now of this limited time offer,

SiteMaster Building LT (now REDUCED by £300) is an ideal starter programme for someone who is about to invest £600 or equivalent $/€ rate on the Leica Disto D8 laser distance meter and wants to interface with an intelligent mobile drawing package which supports .dwg format CAD package; SiteMaster Building LT will give you the flexibility you need as an ideal starter package with an easy upgrade through to the full version should you so wish. Limited time offer ONLY

For occasional building surveys

BuildingLT gives you many handy ways to create walls (even double line walls), windows, doors, openings and symbols. You can measure and draw rectangular and circular columns, recesses, chimneys and niches/ductes. You can use the EnterPoint dialog for precise entry of coordinates and angle/distance values.

Sitemaster Building LT Screenshot

The extensive features are especially interesting for users that need to create and deliver professional digital floor plans.

The layer management supports the combination of several floor plans in one single file. Heights of rooms, openings and symbols can be recorded and exported. Lasered distances are recorded in the background and saved on an extra layer for proofing purposes.

The Camera function allows you to insert icon-referenced inspection photos and images. SiteMaster Building contains an Image function for direct insertion and scaling of photos and image underlays with support for file formats as BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF and RLC digital photos and images.

VoiceNotes that can easily been inserted eliminate time consuming text markup by providing record and playback of high-compressed audio notes and instructions directly inside your drawings.

AutoCAD-compatible drawing symbols / blocks can be used. The Visual Symbol Manager lets you insert symbols ? as-measured, referenced or free in the drawing. You can export Excel-compatible .csv files with room/area lists and room schedule reports/symbol lists. The Check Distance function lets you compare »as-built« distances to plan distances and record this comparison.

Experienced power users can use the visual Desktop, Menu and Toolbar Editor (DME2) and Lisp and/or C++ programming APIs to customize and extend the program furthermore.

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Sitemaster Building

September 4th, 2009 3 comments
Sitemaster Building Software

Sitemaster Building Software

SiteMaster Building Sitemaster MovieMobile CAD Software
The mobile solution for Professional Building Surveys and CAD Drawings carried out On Site in Real Time. Draw fast and accurate walls (as single or double line), windows, doors and symbols rectangular and circular columns,
recesses, ,chimneys, ducts, room areas, volumes, perimeters and much more.

Point ~ Shoot ~ Drawn = Instant Floor Plans

For professional building surveys

The extensive features of SiteMaster Building are especially interesting for users that need to create and deliver professional CAD drawings.

The layer management supports the combination of several floor plans in one single file. Heights of rooms, openings and symbols can be recorded and exported. Lasered distances are recorded in the background and saved on an extra layer for proofing purposes.

Draw fast and accurate walls (as single or double line), windows, doors and symbols. You can draw rectangular and circular columns, Recess

Sitemaster Building

es, chimneys and niches/ducts. SiteMaster Building offers you more than 250 CAD and numerous editing commands. The program features associative dimensioning and room area calculation.

The Camera function allows you to insert icon-referenced inspection photos and images.The SiteMaster Building software contains an Image function for direct insertion and scaling of photos and image underlays with support for file formats as BMP, JPG, PNG, TIFF and RLC digital photos and images.

VoiceNotes that can easily been inserted eliminate time consuming text markup by providing record and playback of high-compressed audio notes and instructions directly inside your drawings.

AutoCAD-compatible drawing symbols / blocks can be used. The Visual Symbol Manager lets you insert symbols ? as-measured, referenced or free in the drawing. You can export Excel-compatible .csv files with room/area lists and room schedule reports/symbol lists. The Check Distance function lets you compare »as-built« distances to plan distances and record this comparison.

Experienced power users can use the visual Desktop, Menu and Toolbar Editor (DME2) and Lisp and/or C++ programming APIs to customize and extend the program furthermore.

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Sitemaster Elevations

August 28th, 2009 1 comment
Sitemaster Elevations

Sitemaster Elevations

SiteMaster Elevation
Photographic Facade Survey

SiteMaster Elevation – surveying to precise exterior views
Save Time and MoneyNow you can produce Elevational Drawings from Photographs

Photographic Facade Survey

SiteMaster Elevation is an independent add-on for SiteMaster. You can benefit from photogrammetric procedures by determining detailed measurements from freehand digital photographs or scanned images.

SiteMaster Elevation requires only one rectangle with two known side lengths for calibrating an image plan. The software lets you measure and draw a building in 2D with added height information on floors, openings etc.

It saves the exact measurement results by redrawing the image with points, lines, rectangles, polylines, arcs and circles. SiteMaster Elevation transfers drawing elements with state-of-the-art technology to your CAD system, e.g. or SiteMaster Building. After completing your measurements you can generate a report list of all measurements and areas. The results can be exported in excel lists.

Sitemaster Elevations

Sitemaster Elevations

Processing digital photographs of the building’s facade in SiteMaster Elevation allows you to enhance your project into a full 3D plan with precise exterior views. You can exchange drawing files between SiteMaster Elevation, SiteMaster (and other solutions) using the .FLX (PowerCAD) and .DXF file formats.

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Unveiling a new DWG-compatible CAD engine: ARES

July 20th, 2009 2 comments
DWG-compatible CAD engine: ARES

The NEW DWG-compatible CAD engine: ARES

Robert Gräbert, CTO at Graebert GmbH, last week participated as a speaker at the OpenDesign Alliance World Conference in Leiden, The Netherlands.

The Open Design Alliance is a non-profit membership-based consortium of software companies, developers and users committed to promoting the open exchange of CAD data now and in the future. In addition to setting standards for CAD data formats, the ODA also focuses on the practical matter of developing software libraries of exceptional quality that enable ODA members to develop applications capable of reading and writing the popular DWG and DGN CAD file formats.

More than just speaking about the enrichment that mobile CAD is in daily work today, Robert Graebert proudly talked about the new CAD engine named ARES. A pre-release of ARES Commander Edition, part of a whole new Product Range, was presented live in front of the CAD industries’ top companies and the response so far was overwhelming. Over the last year more than 500 user have tested ARES under the code name ARGON, that Graebert GmbH has nowadays spent more than 5 years of development on. ARES will be released soon to the public and be available for purchase.

Here is what Ralph Grabowski wrote about ARES in his well-known CAD-Blog

In case you want to read through our ODA presentation and check out the speed comparison with other CAD engines available on the market, please don’t hesitate to write us an email. If you want to exclusively test ARES write an email as well.

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Graeberts at Intergeo 2009, Karlsruhe

July 15th, 2009 Comments off

Graebert CAD Anywhere

Graebert CAD Anywhere

Intergeo 2009, Karlsruhe

Please come and visit our booth “Hall 1/1.639” at Intergeo from the from the 22.09 – 24.09 in Karlsruhe, Germany and meet with our team. They will be looking forward to discussing and or demonstrating personally our software product range, “SiteMaster” as well as our brand new CAD engine ARES.

In addition to the development and sales of software, Gräbert offers surveying services for medium and large scale projects. With its unique solution, our flexible surveying teams are able to survey on a worldwide basis and ensure that there is consistency and conformity to client specification. Come and discuss with us some of these case studies and see how they can be relevant to you.

For more on the Graebert suite of software visit the UK’s leading Graebert Software Dealer

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