ARES now runs on Android, Linux, OS X, and Windows
Graebert Gmbh of Berlin yesterday briefly briefed me on their new initiative: running full CAD on an Android tablet. The software is code-named "Radon" and this week is entering beta at http://www.graebert.com/radon.
Not a lot of information at this point (or images of the user interface, except for the one promotional image shown above):
- Radon is the entire ARES CAD system
- Same APIs as desktop ARES (Tx C++, LISP, and FDT)
- Due to ship in October
How can they get an entire CAD system -- as well as third-party add-ons, and have room for drawings -- to run in the paltry 1GB-3GB found on Android tablets? Well, they plan to provide all the technical details in a few weeks time. And don't forget that the company has a decade's worth of experience in running CAD on constrained mobile devices, starting in the days of Windows CE.
"This is only the first of several major announcements for the year," emphasized ceo Wilfred Graebert during yesterday's conference call with WorldCAD Access. To emphasize further the newly found assertiveness, the company is holding its first conference for third-party developers this October in Berlin, which I look forward to attending.
As of today, Graebert has the singular distinction of writing a single CAD system that runs the same on Android, Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Nobody else is able to claim this acheivement.