Build No. 22.0.1.1119 (SP0) - Released 01/04/2022

Enhancements:

Contextual Ribbon Tabs - The ARES Commander user interface is now enhanced with contextual ribbons that are displayed when you select specific entities in the graphics area, or when you use certain commands for creating new entities.

ARES Commander offers contextual tabs for the following operations:

  • Creating and editing hatches

  • Editing table cells

  • Editing PDF and DGN underlay

  • Editing images and external references

  • Editing annotation entities, dimensions, leaders, multileader, and tolerance symbols.

Data Link Manager - Lets you link a table created within a drawing to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or a CSV file.

  • DataLink - Displays the Data Link Manager dialog box.

  • UpdateDataLink - Updates data from an established external data link.

Cycling Selection - Lets you selectively specify entities that are close to or on top of other entities.

View Navigator - The View Navigator is a two ring widget displayed by default in the top-right corner of the graphics area. The View Navigator lets you switch between standard and isometric views of your model with a single click.

  • ViewNavigator - Turns the View Navigator on and off and controls where it displays.

Drawing Sheet Sets

  • PackAndGo - From the Sheet Set Manager palette, you can create a package from an entire drawing sheet set or subset, or from a single drawing sheet.

  • Drawing Sheet List Table - A drawing sheet list table displays as hyperlinks the titles of all drawing sheets from the drawing sheet set. You can create a table of contents inside the drawing listing all subset sheets.

  • Publish PDF, DWF and DWFx - To improve the ways Sheet Set Manager can export the drawings was to introduce the support to DWF and DWFx, that are format files highly compressed if compared to DWG files and easy to transmit on the internet. And the well known PDF format can be used to export Sheet Set drawings, making it a neutral format easy to share with users that don’t have access to a DWG editor.

Split Multiple Entities - Split command enhancements. The Multiple option lets you select multiple entities and break them at their intersection points with cutting lines. No gaps are created and the split segments remain on the drawing.

New command AlignX - Aligns a set of specified entities according to the first selected one.

Annotation Monitor - As the project evolves, changes may cause the loss of the associativity between Dimensions and their related entities. The Annotation Monitor lets you identify dimensions that have lost their associativity with related entities.

Smart Calculator Palette - The Smart Calculator now displays in a side palette, allowing you to perform calculations and edit the drawing at the same time.

Dark-Style dialogs boxes - All dialog boxes support the dark-style interface.

Open and Save file dialog boxes - Let you navigate through your local drives and your Cloud Storage accounts.

Unified Sharing and Permissions Dialog - The look and feel of the Permissions dialog box have been updated; the changes include new button alignments and resizing.

New system variables:

  • ANNOMONITOR. Turns on and off the Annotation Monitor.

  • SELECTIONCYCLING. Controls the display of the cycling selection stack icon and the list for selecting overlapping entities.

  • DISPLAYVCUBE2D. Controls the View Navigator's display when the 2D Wireframe ShadeView mode is used.

  • DISPLAYVCUBE3D. Controls the View Navigator's display when the a 3D ShadeView mode is used.

  • NAVVCUBEDISPLAY. Controls the View Navigator tool display in the graphics area according to the current Shade View mode.

  • NAVVCUBELOCATION. Specifies the corner in which the View Navigator displays in the graphics area.

  • NAVVCUBEOPACITY. Specifies the level of opacity for the View Navigator when inactive.

  • PROPOBJLIMIT. Limits the number of entities that can be changed at one time with the Properties palette.

BIM Features

  • BIMSection: Each drawing created from the same BIM model is stored in a separate .dwg file. Drawings and labels display rooms and spaces properties that are already defined in the BIM model (for example, the name or the area).

  • PackAndGo: You can create a package from an all files related to a BIM project.

  • Unify Materials: When adjacent entities, such as two walls, have the same material, the hatch representing the material is displayed as one entity.

  • Multi-Component Walls (IFC only): Now, the Material Mapper provides support for multi-component walls. Whenever the BIM object is a multi-component wall, it will be represented with its different layers and you can assign a different style for each material (for example, the insulation with one specific hatch, and the bricks with another).

  • Rooms and spaces: Rooms and spaces are an important part of detailed plans. Now, drawings and labels display rooms and spaces properties that are already defined in the BIM model (for example, the name or the area).

  • Revit 2022 File Format Support: With support for the Revit 2022 file format, ARES Commander 2023 enables users to create BIM drawings from the latest RVT files.

System Requirements

The use of the application on a virtual machine is not supported.

Minimum

  • 64-bit version: Microsoft® Windows® 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11 (with latest Updates and Service Packs)

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, or AMD® Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core processor

  • 1.5 GB free hard disk space depending on accessory applications installed

  • 4 GB RAM

  • 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 1.4

  • Display with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution

  • Mouse

Recommended

  • 64-bit version: Microsoft Windows 11 (with latest Updates and Service Packs)

  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor, AMD Athlon/Phenom™ X4 processor, or better

  • 1.5 GB free hard disk space depending on accessory applications installed

  • 8 GB RAM

  • 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 3.2 or better

  • Full HD monitor

  • Wheel mouse, or 3D mouse

  • macOS v10.14 (Mojave), v10.15 (Catalina), or v11.0 (Big Sur)

  • Mac® with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor or better

  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

  • 1.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation

  • 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 1.4 (OpenGL version 3.2 or better recommended)

  • Display with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution, or better

  • Mouse

  • Ubuntu® 18.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS, Fedora® 33

  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, AMD® Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core processor, or better

  • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)

  • 1.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation

  • 3D Graphics accelerator card with OpenGL version 1.4 (OpenGL version 3.2 or better recommended)

  • Display with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution, or better

  • Mouse (Wheel mouse recommended)

Note: Product activation requires a network interface card.

Windows Terminal Servers are not supported.

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