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All right, here we are in rainy downtown Berlin Germany, in the funkiest hotel ever -- the 25 Hour Hotel in the oddly-named Bikini Building, right next to the money pavilion in the Zoological Garden. You know where we are if you think about the Kaiser William Remembrance Church, the bombed-out cathedral that remains from WWII. The hotel? Think post-modern.
Me and the other media are at the annual meeting of Graebert, called the Graebert Annual Meeting -- third time in a row. The theme of this year's conference is "The ARES Trinity for CAD." This refers to desktop, mobile, and cloud. They are complimentary, but Graebert believes there is a ten-year transition where mobile and cloud predominate in the CAD world. This is different from a company like Autodesk, who thinks cloud needs to be now.
So Graebert offers three products for the three platforms:
- ARES Commander for PCs (running Windows, Mac, and Linux)
- ARES Touch for mobile (Android and iOS)
- ARES Kudo for cloud
Graebert can boast being the first to provide 2D/3D CAD for all platforms in this millennium. I note that, because in the 1980s Autodesk was similar, providing AutoCAD on "all engineering platforms," which in those days meant DOS, CP/M, Unix, and eventually Windows -- but no longer.
Trinity comes from the fact that a single subscription gives you all three products for $250/year -- with the limitation that Kudo is not yet shipping as of today. If you are not on subscription, then you can get a permanent license to ARES for desktop, and a view-and-markup-only version of Touch.
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[Disclosure: Graebert provided me with airfare, accommodation, and some meals.]