As the preferred choice of technical illustrators in precision industries, Canvas 14 comes with all the powerful vector object illustration and advanced raster image editing tools you need, in one integrated, flexible design environment.
Canvas’ integrated design environment lets you work with both vector graphics and raster images in the same document, with the same powerful enhancement tools.
Resize and scale objects, add fill and stroke inks, widths and other attributes, and draw shapes – all with measured precision and placement. Take advantage of specialized tools to draw complex shapes including rounded rectangles, complex polygons, cubes, spirals, grids and rectangular boxes in isometric views. Draw and edit paths and curve segments using the control points that define them.
Instantly add re-usable dynamic objects to drawings. Access thousands of commonly used and specialized technical symbols from Canvas 14's pre-loaded Symbol Library collection, or create your own custom symbols using any vector, text or composite object.
Illustrate, edit and augment all forms of complex visual objects with Canvas 14's wide variety of professional tools and powerful Sprite technology. Canvas’ proprietary SpriteLayers™ and SpriteEffects™ can be used to apply image and transparency effects without rendering; all your graphics remain completely editable. Specialized technologies such as channel masks, vector masks, gradient transparency tools and opacity effects are also available for advanced techniques.
Create, edit and augment raster images, including GIF, JPG, TIFF, PICT, BMP and EPS, with a host of industry standard and specialized techniques, tools and filters. Design image compositions, retouch photos, paint and color-correct scanned images, create transparency effects, clone pixels and much more.
Canvas 14 gives you a 3D View and CGM support, as well as CAD-inspired dimensioning tools, creating a seamless complement to AutoCAD® environments. Feel free to size, scale and manipulate CAD objects in the Canvas environment without any loss of data.
Paste almost anything into a selection within an image, including a selection of a raster image channel, or of a channel mask that’s attached to another object.
Completely control vector object coordinates to ensure the accuracy demanded in many engineering and scientific work environments. Create illustrations from geometric data alone, or blend these precise data controls with more traditional illustration techniques in one seamless work environment. At any time, you can view a vector object’s exact width, height, position, reference point and other coordinates via Canvas 14’s Properties Bar, and adjust its numerical position for true precision.
Present visually complex information in a logical and easy to understand format. With Canvas 14's Flowchart palette you can design data flowcharts with unprecedented speed and flexibility. Simply select your symbol size, shape and SmartLine™ attributes, and click to place. Customize your flowchart with connection line and shape editing options to complement the overall look and feel of your document.