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Present your vision to the world with Canvas X 2018. This flexible software comes outfitted with a myriad of tools catering to professionals looking to seamlessly communicate their ideas. Canvas X 2018’s diverse design environment allows you to work with vector objects, raster images, text, and effects, while maintaining editability. From graphic designers to seismologists, Canvas X 2018 is the ultimate resource for professionals in precision industries in need of stunning illustrations, tools that can maintain accuracy at 0.035 microns, and an application that can stand up to the stress of working with documents containing over 1 million objects.

What's New?

Now with optimized speed for launching, loading, and saving, Canvas X 2018 features an enriched user experience, carefully crafted for the accessibility and comfort of longtime users. With its unique and integrated design environment, Canvas X 2018 makes working with and combining graphical elements and high-end effects even more straightforward thanks to a variety of efficiency-motivated enhancements. Easily access commonly used functions for a smoother workflow, make effortless calculations, edit dynamically, and much more. Developed for achievement, convenience, and overall ease of use, Canvas X 2018 presents numerous UI improvements to allow for fluid object editing.

  • Dynamic Effects: Shadow

    Give objects effects that dynamically move and resize with them. Apply shadows, reflections, soft edges, or glow. Control the color, opacity, size, blur, angle, and distance from the object for each effect. Preview the results before applying them. Edit your dynamic effects at any time. Add multiple effects to an object. Quickly transfer dynamic effects from one object to another with the Attributes Dropper. And quickly create and manage presets for convenient future use.

  • Dynamic Effects: Reflection

    Give objects effects that dynamically move and resize with them. Apply shadows, reflections, soft edges, or glow. Control the color, opacity, size, blur, angle, and distance from the object for each effect. Preview the results before applying them. Edit your dynamic effects at any time. Add multiple effects to an object. Quickly transfer dynamic effects from one object to another with the Attributes Dropper. And quickly create and manage presets for convenient future use.

  • Slick Sighting

    Smart Snaps make it easy to place and size objects relative to one another. As you drag objects, dotted lines will appear to guide you. These lines make it easy to align your shapes to the center and middle of your document as well. When resizing, Smart Snaps will appear, along with measurements, as you approach the vicinity of the size of other objects in your document. This will help you create objects the same size as one another without any messing around. You can also center an object relative to others and space them equally apart.

  • Intelligent Intermixing

    Use the Paste Within Selection functions to save time getting objects just where you want them. In documents with hundreds of objects, quickly paste objects above or below the selected object. There's now no need to painstakingly alter the stacking order in the Document Layout palette or to move objects out of the way, saving you time and frustration.

Improvements

Control hyphens and their properties so that Canvas X 2018 automatically hyphenates under specific circumstances

SVGZ Export embeds images, allowing for a singular file for export

WIA-compatible scanners supported

Draw circles with better precision

Calculate perimeter and area of ovals with better precision

Produces meticulous measurements for path lengths of open bezier curves and polygon lines

Guide color can be changed from Grids and Guides Setting dialog box

Option to display each bounding box in selection containing over 1000 objects

Preview of .cvx files in Windows Explorer is now supported

JPG and PNG (with transparency) supported during Copy & Paste

Paste Text Only is available under the Edit menu

Recent inks in the Preset palette can be cleared

Features

As the go-to application of technical illustrators in precision industries, Canvas X comes loaded with the impressive and comprehensive set of vector object illustration and advanced raster image editing tools you need to get the job done,— all provided in one integrated, flexible design environment.

Drawing with Precision

Canvas X comes loaded with tools and techniques that allow you to easily create scale drawings, floor plans, architectural designs, and other technical drawings with measured precision and placement. Snap objects into exact positions relative to each other, draw from the center points of objects, define the scale for scale drawings, systematically align objects, display size information as you work, and add dimension objects.

Work with Vector and Raster Images

Canvas X’s unique and integrated design environment makes it possible to work with and combine all graphical elements, and apply high end effects to each in a single document. Thanks to the ability to work with both vector graphics and raster images with the same powerful enhancement tools, Canvas X users are able to create professional-looking outputs while preserving full editability of all graphical data.

Add Objects on the Fly

Canvas X comes stocked with a diverse range of commonly used and specialized technical symbols. Or you can create your own from any vector, text, composite, or paint object, and add it to the Symbol Library. And if you alter a symbol in the palette, all copies of it in the document will change along with it, allowing you to maximize efficiency.

Vector Object Versatility

Experience complete flexibility while working dynamically with vector objects. Canvas X’s adaptable Sprite technology can be used to apply image and transparency effects without rendering, allowing you to continue to edit your graphics at any time. Do more with specialized technologies, such as gradient transparency tools, vector masks, opacity effects, channel masks, and much more.

Raise the Bar with Raster Images

Design, edit, and upgrade raster images with a variety of industry-leading tools and filters. Form composites, touch up photos, create and utilize transparency effects, paint, clone pixels, and more.

Communicate with CAD Files

Import native AutoCAD files, enjoy CAD-inspired dimensioning tools, and edit and manipulate CAD objects. Place a 2D view of a 3D object in your document, edit the view, adjust the orientation, rotation, zoom, and lighting.

Purposeful Pasting

Paste attributes, paste into Text Flows, paste and replace, and copy and paste images and objects. Render objects by copying and pasting them into selections in paint objects. Paste almost anything into a selection, including a selection of a raster image channel, or a channel mask that is attached to another object.

Draw with Data

To satisfy the accuracy demanded by engineering and scientific fields, Canvas X offers complete control over vector object coordinates. Create illustrations from geometric data, use grids and guides to position objects, and adjust objects’ numerical position for absolute precision.

Go with the Flow(chart)

Present complex data in visually appealing, logical, and accessible flowcharts. Avoid having to import static pre-made charts with external spreadsheet programs by creating dynamic charts and tables with data inputted directly into Canvas X.

Definitive Dimensions

With linear, chain, and baseline dimensioning tools, it’s easy to pinpoint horizontal, vertical, oblique, and perpendicular distances. Display size information as you draw, measure diameter, radius, angle, area, and perimeter, add dimension objects to illustrations, mark the center of arcs and ovals, and nail down the scale for scale drawings.

Articulate with Annotations

Add clarity to your illustrations with labels or text. You can use the annotation tools to add labels, callouts, or comments to your diagrams or illustrations, or to create simple flowcharts. And if you re-position the annotation label object, the SmartLines™ connecting it to the illustration move right along with it.

Painless Precision

Work with infinitesimal units of measure with certainty and control. Canvas X’s drawing engine fully conforms to the IEEE floating point standard used in scientific, engineering, medical, and biotechnology industries. Personalize these standard settings by editing the size of lines, gaps, text, and tolerances, modifying them for new and unique workflows, and saving them for ongoing use in similar work contexts.

Work within Industry Standards

Create dimension objects that fully conform to existing industry and government standards, including: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer's) floating point standard, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) U.S. Product and industry standards, DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung/German Institute for Standardization) internationally adopted standards, JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) standards.

Thorough Text Tools

Create text, text layouts, and flow text from column to column. Control all aspects of formatting, create and save styles, apply effects to type, wrap text inside objects, repel text from objects, bind text to object paths, and enjoy a full range of text proofing and annotation tools.

Work Seamlessly with Others

Collaborate with confidence and efficiency with the ability to add comments to any object, including paint, vector, and text objects.

Augment Your Vision

Apply a variety of filters to your images, text, and vector objects with SpriteEffects, or transparency with SpriteLayers. Create a lens object and apply effects to accentuate specific elements of your document. Lens objects let you limit an effect to a particular region of an illustration, or they let you magnify an area when you want to show a detailed view.

Harmonious Help

Never lose your way with dynamic and context-sensitive help built right into the application. With Canvas X, when you select a tool or function, the corresponding help is made immediately available to you.

Canvas X makes sharing your vision with professional publications and presentations, and collaborating a piece of cake.

Professional Publishing Results

With Canvas X, you can produce and share complex, leading-edge documents without the need for separate word processing or layout programs. Fully stocked with all the necessary text formatting and style tools, editing, proofing, and annotation capabilities, Canvas X gets you finished faster.

Create Documents for Every Purpose

Canvas X's templates take the effort out of starting your project. Create documents for illustration, Publication, Presentation, and Animation.

Clear Collaboration

Save time and effort with a free-flowing document exchange, enabling you to share, discuss, and develop projects with colleagues. Advanced import and export features make it possible to return annotated illustrations to specialized formats without losing data.

Share with Surety

Assuredly share your documents with the ability to apply secure encryption and password protection to your exported PDFs. Maintain complete control over who can open, edit, and print your designs and data. Plus, Canvas X can preserve the ability to edit documents even after rendering to PDF.

To Preserve and Protect

Create PDF files for sharing or storage while maintaining the Canvas X data embedded in the file. Re-open your file in Canvas X at any time with no loss of data or formatting.

Proficient Printing

Enjoy complete control over the appearance of your printed output, including color management for accuracy, optimization of image resolutions to your printer, output format options for image data to a PostScript device, multi-page documents suitable for commercial printing, and virtually any advanced image and export format.

Insert Some Interactivity into Your Documents

Assign hyperlinks to page elements so they jump to files or webpages, a local hard drive, or an intranet. Create email links using the mailto: command, or define anchors with the Anchor function. Add hotspots to graphics for documents to be exported to PDF.

Industries

Canvas X allows aerospace engineers and technical graphics professionals to illustrate and communicate with confidence using CGM*ATA 2200 software. Canvas X’s powerful object illustration and high-quality image editing tools can operate at a precision of .035 microns. This helps maintain the integrity of visual data through the entire process of design, enhancement, review, and delivery. Canvas X offers state-of-the-art 2D technical document creation, encryption, sharing, and review management solutions for manufacturers of all forms of aircraft to IT professionals.

Canvas X ensures the efficient and safe exchange of technical documentation between aerospace manufacturers and airlines or other customers. Share accurate, encrypted, and powerfully enhanced 2D object graphics + advanced markup with colleagues. Or communicate convincingly to a diverse audience, sharing your illustrations and rich information as professionally formatted, multi-page, print-ready documents, or password-protected PDFs. You can even copy/paste images and objects into PowerPoint® using Canvas X's special copy preset, and seamlessly return your Canvas-enhanced files to their original CGM software environments.

Use Canvas X to draw, edit, or markup object-based graphics or edit images and photos. With support for 100+ file types, including CGM4, Web CGM, and DXF/DWG, you can create a wide variety of valuable communications media. Canvas X is the integrated solution designed especially for the aerospace manufacturing sector.

Canvas X helps oil and gas professionals collaborate with colleagues, and effectively communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders. Share your illustrations and rich information as professionally formatted, multi-page, print-ready documents, or password-protected PDFs. Or prep powerful visuals for presentations. You can even copy-paste images and objects from Canvas X into PowerPoint® using Canvas X's special copy preset.

Use Canvas X as a “digital light table” to create overlaid montages, draw or enhance object-based graphics, edit images, then add technical markup and advanced dimensioning. With support for 100+ file types, you can leverage all of your resources. Work with CGM*PIP and GeoTIFF files, scanned archival maps, or orthorectify photos to create a wide variety of valuable geo-referenced materials.

Canvas X is a fully integrated data visualization solution that addresses the needs of the Oil & Gas sector. Share the results of your research and analysis. With Canvas X you can easily and accurately measure, analyze, and illustrate all forms of spatial relationships, trends, and patterns. In fact, Canvas X's GIS+ module handles most spatially-oriented geodata.

Canvas X allows engineers and technical graphics professionals to illustrate and communicate with confidence. Canvas X’s minimum precision levels (up to .035 microns), and powerful object illustration and image editing tools ensure that the accuracy of visual data is maintained, from enhancement, to design, to review, to delivery. Canvas X offers state-of-the-art 2D technical document creation, encryption, sharing, and review management solutions.

Canvas X ensures the efficient and safe exchange of technical documentation between engineers and their colleagues, management, and the boardroom and other stakeholders. Share accurate, encrypted, and powerfully enhanced 2D object graphics and advanced markup. Or communicate convincingly to diverse audiences, sharing your illustrations and rich information as professionally formatted, multi-page, print-ready documents, or password-protected PDFs. You can even copy/paste images and objects into PowerPoint® using Canvas X's special copy preset.

Use Canvas X to draw, edit, or markup object-based graphics or edit images and photos. With support for 100+ file types, including CGM4, Web CGM, and DXF/DWG, you can create a wide variety of valuable communications media. With Canvas X’s (optional) GIS+ module you can also handle most forms of geodata, adding graphic enhancements, and text to huge map-making object files.

Canvas X saves time and money by providing a truly integrated solution that’s designed especially for the engineering and technical workplace.

Import 100+ file types, measure, notate, and preserve important details with sub-micron precision. Collage important data from visual, textual and object-based sources. Multi-level security oriented markup means you decide what to share. Enjoy easy to use presentation and publishing tools for finalizing your work.

Canvas X is how engineers and technical graphics professionals illustrate and communicate with confidence. Canvas X’s minimum precision levels (up to .035 microns), and powerful object illustration + image editing tools, ensure that the accuracy of visual data is maintained, from enhancement, to design, to review, to delivery. Canvas X offers state-of-the-art 2D technical document creation, encryption, sharing, and review management solutions.

Canvas X's powerful scientific imaging and measurement toolsets ensure that important 2-D data can be analyzed and notated with sub-micron precision. Share powerful, object data-enhanced presentations securely and confidently with multi-level markup and document encryption, or communicate convincingly to a diverse audience with graphically rich, professionally formatted print and presentation-ready documents and PDFs.

Use Canvas X to draw, measure, comment, or notate object-based graphics or flat images, making use of an extensive symbol library with over 5000+ industry segmented glyphs. With Canvas X's optional GIS+ module, you can also handle most forms of geodata, giving you the ability to seamlessly move between field data, images, and map locations in the same document, allowing for real-space representations of up to 2000 square miles.

With support for over 100 file types, Canvas X saves time and money for labs, engineering teams, and forensics departments by providing a truly integrated solution designed around precision, fidelity, and ease of use. Whether you're analyzing wing fatigue, an equipment repair, or are trying to piece together 2-D and text output, Canvas X is made for your workplace.

Canvas X enables engineers, scientists, and technical graphics professionals to illustrate, collaborate, and communicate with confidence. Canvas X’s powerful object illustration and high-quality image editing tools can operate at a precision of .035 microns. This helps maintain the integrity of visual data through the entire process of design, enhancement, review, and delivery. Canvas X offers state-of-the-art 2D technical document creation, encryption, sharing, and review management solutions.

Use Canvas X as a “digital light table” to create overlaid montages: scan or edit images and control layer transparencies, draw and enhance object-based graphics, add technical markup and advanced dimensioning. With support for 100+ file types, you can leverage all of your resources. Work with high end formats, such as CGM*ATA, CGM*PIP, Web CGM, and DXF/DWG files (2D or 3D) to create a wide variety of valuable communications media.

Canvas X ensures the efficient and safe exchange of technical documentation between you, your colleagues, and other stakeholders. Share accurate, encrypted, and powerfully enhanced 2D object graphics and advanced markup. Communicate convincingly to diverse audiences by sharing your illustrations and rich information as professionally formatted, multi-page, print-ready documents, or password-protected PDFs. You can even copy/paste images and objects into PowerPoint® using Canvas X‘s special copy preset.



$599

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System Requirements

Hardware

I​​​​​ntel® Pentium® 4 or better 64-bit processor​
4 GB RAM installed
2 GB free hard disk space (4 GB recommended)
16-bit color or higher (True color recommended)
1024x768 or higher screen resolution recommended​

Software

Windows® 7​, Windows® 8, or Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10 (all 64-bit OS)​

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