Overview

Outfitted with a powerful GIS-based feature set and diverse design environment, Canvas X 2017 GIS is an indispensable tool for GIS professionals in the oil & gas and energy sectors, aerospace and automotive industries, education, government, and much more. While supporting a wide range of GIS formats, including ESRI file geodatabases, Canvas X 2017 GIS is packed with countless tools for defining complex map projections, performing advanced property operations, and boldly managing geospatial projects with over 1 million objects.


What's New >

Now with optimized speed for launching, loading, and saving, Canvas X 2017 GIS features an enriched user experience, carefully crafted for the accessibility and comfort of longtime users. With its unique and integrated design environment, Canvas X 2017 GIS 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 2017 GIS presents numerous UI improvements to allow for fluid object editing.

Work with Vector and Raster Images

Blow it up

The Annotation Lens allows you to easily callout and magnify specific areas of objects. Just point and click. Articulate the way you want by specifying the lens shape, dimensions, frame color, and magnification, then drag it anywhere.


Add Objects on the Fly

Indicative Icons

Stay on top of your process with accessible symbols and labels to let you know what mode you're in at any given time.

Work with Vector and Raster Images

On-the-Fly Editing

Edit and delete SpriteEffects added to objects by simply right-clicking and choosing an option from the context menu.


Add Objects on the Fly

Selection Sense

Make educated Marquee tool selections with the chosen area's dimensions clearly displayed and actively updating in the Status bar.

Work with Vector and Raster Images

Mechanized Measurements

Rely on Canvas X 2017 GIS to instantly calculate the dimensions of objects without even having to define beginning and ending points. Move or delete measurement values for clarity and aesthetics.


Add Objects on the Fly

Shrewd Shuffling

Circumnavigate the tedium of painstakingly reordering objects one layer at a time. The Smart Shuffle buttons move selected objects above their nearest neighbors with overlapping bounding boxes, independent of the stacking order in the Document Layout palette.

Work with Vector and Raster Images

Without a Shadow of a Doubt

Enjoy the effortlessness of a shadow that dynamically updates to the changes made to its object. Customize how far it appears from the object, at what angle, how blurry, and with what color.


Add Objects on the Fly

Cross-Platform Flexibility

Canvas X 2017 GIS allows you to work across operating systems with support for the import of Canvas Draw for Mac files.

Work with Vector and Raster Images

Into Your Own Hands

Canvas X 2017 GIS now features touch screen support for selecting, drawing, painting, and more, so you can create even on the go. Also, two-finger zooming and panning!


Add Objects on the Fly

Agile and Able

Finish in record time! Faster and more powerful than ever before, Canvas X 2017 GIS boasts optimized speed for launching, saving, and loading files.


FEATURES

Canvas X 2017 GIS boasts a complete geographic information system module. This includes providing a powerful set of GIS-based features and commands that support a range of geospatial data formats, defining complex map projections, and performing advanced property operations. New optimization allows you to quickly open and work with documents containing over a million objects. With support for DPI settings for high resolution monitors, this feature-packed software is an essential tool for GIS professionals in the oil & gas and energy sectors, aerospace and automotive industries, education, and government.

Canvas X 2017 GIS can import and export a wide array of geospatial data formats.

Canvas X 2017 GIS’s unique and integrated design environment makes it possible for users to work with and combine all graphical elements, and to apply high-end effects in a single document. Technical illustrators can now open and manipulate documents with over one million objects in seconds vs. minutes.

Create >

Painless Projection Population

Painless Projection Population

Take advantage of the GIS Manager to select or define geo-referencing information for your document. You can also use it to reset the projection on your existing open document. Stay in control by setting every last detail, including the Projected Coordinate System, angular and linear units, axis orientation, and the Geo CS.

Real World Representation

Real World Representation

Strategically move or position objects according to their latitude and longitude coordinates. Also display the length and forward azimuth when measuring between two points, and the percentage of error. Measure distance in world coordinates by drawing and selecting a line between two points.

Portray and Position Perfectly

Portray and Position Perfectly

Seamlessly replicate objects and place them exactly using latitude and longitude.

Glorious Graticules

Glorious Graticules

Easily formulate a grid of lines displaying the meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude. Precisely control its units of measure, exact decimal levels, longitude and latitude start and edit points and spacing/divisions, latitude degree rotation, horizontal and vertical offsets, and even the label format settings.

Coordinate Convenience

Coordinate Convenience

Define a geographic coordinate system for a projection and tweak it with options, such as, Geo CS name, Ellipsoid, Prime Meridian, and Datum Transformation.

Set Your Real World Target

Set Your Real World Target

Georegister a GIS image or drawing to the geographic location of a known accurate reference image target. Add control, segment, and curve points, select shapes, control opacity, and much more.

Apply Automatic Specs

Apply Automatic Specs

Set your GIS drawing scale and reference point, and define a reference rectangle. Based on the selected point or defined bounding box, Canvas X 2017 GIS automatically sets up the projected coordinate system for your file.

Visualize >

Create project-specific customized queries based upon unique properties, values, or other related criteria. Edit your query to meet new project needs, save for ongoing use, or share with colleagues.

Explicit Objects

Explicit Objects

Get informed, pain-free. View, numerically edit, and re-apply map attributes that have been assigned to map objects with one simple command.

Shipshape Schematics

Shipshape Schematics

Perform queries on chosen properties and their values. Achieve ultimate clarity by assigning text labels to map objects with defined settings, such as text format, location, and rotation angle. You can also apply or adjust collision detection settings.

Better Buffers

Better Buffers

Up your proximity analysis game with buffers for objects that are tagged Point, Line, or Area for greater visualization and map utilization.

Design Dexterity

Design Dexterity

Experience the luxury of the Symbol library, packed with an array of symbols from a variety of industries, from medical to energy, or create and add your own. Modify or enhance map symbols based on selected or related property values to increase visual appeal, and dynamically replace them at any time to ensure project consistency.

Straight Up Statistics

Straight Up Statistics

Easily obtain the total number of map objects on a layer or within a selection.

World-Class Warping

World-Class Warping

Quickly and precisely warp GIS illustrations through an X/Y control point system within a selected image. Or warp by latitude and longitude.

Vivid Data Visualization

Vivid Data Visualization

Access detailed fill, stroke, ink, and GIS-specialized augmentation options ideal for your GIS data visualization. Vary the appearance of map objects according to a selected property or a query to create thematic and choropleth maps.

Import/Export >

Canvas X 2017 GIS can handle all your GIS data needs. Import the following GIS specialized file formats:

  • TIFF (GeoTIFF TIFF/World File image, + pixel scale info. & location, in real world coordinates)
  • SHP (Shapefile)
  • GDB (ESRI File Geodatabase)
  • DAT (ASII GIS ShapeFile)
  • E00 (ARC/INFO interchange)
  • RT1 (Tiger, Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing)
  • SDTS (USGS Spatial Data Transfer Standard)
  • MIF (Mapinfo Data Interchange)
  • S57 (International Hydrographic Organization)
  • SID (MrSID)

  • GML (Geography Markup Language)
  • Geo JPEG
  • Geo JPEG 2000
  • Geo BMP (BMP + projection info.)
  • Geo PNG (PNG + projection info.)
  • Geo GIF (GIF + projection info.)
  • GIS Text (TXT file with GIS data)
  • GPS Garmin (TXT file containing GPS Garmin data)
  • DOQ/NES/SES/NWS/SWS (USGS Digital Orthoquad Files)
  • DLG/DO/OPT (DLG-O files)
  • GPX (GPS exchange)
  • KML/KMZ

Canvas X 2017 GIS also supports export to these GIS specialized formats:

TIFF, SHP, KML, KMZ, Geo JPEG, Geo JPEG 2000, Geo BMP, Geo PNG, Geo GIF, Geospatial PDF, and GIS Text.

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Illustrate >

As the go-to application of technical illustrators in precision industries, Canvas X 2017 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

Drawing with Precision

Canvas X 2017 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

Work with Vector and Raster Images

Canvas X 2017 ’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 2017 users are able to create professional-looking outputs while preserving full editability of all graphical data.

Add Objects on the Fly

Add Objects on the Fly

Canvas X 2017 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

Vector Object Versatility

Experience complete flexibility while working dynamically with vector objects. Canvas X 2017 ’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

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

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

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

Draw with Data

To satisfy the accuracy demanded by engineering and scientific fields, Canvas X 2017 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)

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.

Enhance >

In Manage mode, you can browse, sort, catalog, and find your images, and access all the sharing resources you need.

Definitive Dimensions

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

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

Painless Precision

Work with infinitesimal units of measure with certainty and control. Canvas X 2017 ’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

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

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

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

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

Harmonious Help

Never lose your way with dynamic and context-sensitive help built right into the application. With Canvas X 2017 , when you select a tool or function, the corresponding help is made immediately available to you.

Share >

Canvas X 2017 makes sharing your vision with professional publications and presentations, and collaborating a piece of cake.

Professional Publishing Results

Professional Publishing Results

With Canvas X 2017 , 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 2017 gets you finished faster.

Create Documents for Every Purpose

Create Documents for Every Purpose

Canvas X 2017's templates take the effort out of starting your project. Create documents for illustration, Publication, Presentation, and Animation.

Clear Collaboration

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

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

To Preserve and Protect

Create PDF files for sharing or storage while maintaining the Canvas X 2017 data embedded in the file. Re-open your file in Canvas X at any time with no loss of data or formatting.

Proficient Printing

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

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

Looking for a single technical graphics solution? Analyze, enhance, and share your rich information with ease, precision, and pro results, using just one integrated application.

Canvas X is all you need.

Create technical illustrations with ease using double-precision technology
Enhance and visualize CAD & CGM4 files using award-winning features
Share projects in a wide variety of layouts and formats

Aerospace >

In Manage mode, you can browse, sort, catalog, and find your images, and access all the sharing resources you need.

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.

Aerospace Graphics Need Security + Precision
Aerospace Graphics Need Security + Precision

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.

Aerospace Graphics Need Security + Precision
Energy >

In Manage mode, you can browse, sort, catalog, and find your images, and access all the sharing resources you need.

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.

Visualize & Share Your Seismic Data
Visualize & Share Your Seismic Data

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.

Visualize & Share Your Seismic Data
Engineering >

In Manage mode, you can browse, sort, catalog, and find your images, and access all the sharing resources you need.

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.

Engineering & Precision Technical Graphics
Engineering & Precision Technical Graphics

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.

Engineering & Precision Technical Graphics

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

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Research >

In Manage mode, you can browse, sort, catalog, and find your images, and access all the sharing resources you need.

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.

Research and Analysis
Research and Analysis

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.

Research and Analysis
Research and Analysis

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.

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Other >

In Manage mode, you can browse, sort, catalog, and find your images, and access all the sharing resources you need.

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.

Visualize & Share Your Technical Vision
Visualize & Share Your Technical Vision

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.

Visualize & Share Your Technical Vision
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