digital work instructions software

Meet Envision: the award-winning connected knowledge platform for manufacturing

Create and consume interactive digital work instructions for training, assembly, and maintenance. Drive faster, more effective content creation. Accelerate knowledge transfer and training. Crush those KPIs for quality improvement, cost reduction, and faster time-to-market.

Digital work instructions, evolved

Manufacturers are investing in Digital Transformation initiatives to strengthen their competitive position, improve shareholder value, and reduce production costs. At the same time, they’re experiencing significant challenges with employee retention and productivity. Envision helps companies grow by empowering front-line workers with the right information at the right time in the right format.

More effective communication

Interactivity and visual content are proven to be more effective for process learning and execution in manufacturing environments. Envision is an enterprise-wide platform that makes it easy to both create and consume everything from embeddable 2D drawings and static 3D model visualizations to digital work instruction documents using interactive models, animations, and narration. Better still: workers can share comments with the engineering team, weaving the digital thread concept into a digital loop reality.

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Work instruction solutions, not problems

Speak to us today if you recognize these problems and want to solve them, fast.

77% of manufacturers want to reduce the time it takes to create work instructions

78% say instructions are too text-heavy for an increasingly diverse workforce

85% have seen delays and errors because of inaccurate and unclear documentation

80% say visual instructional content is easier for workers to understand

60% of manufactures struggle to maintain accurate work instructions as products change

73% say problems with instructional content undermine other business initiatives

Moving from paper to interactive digital work instructions

We know change can be hard, and that’s why we’ve developed Envision to power your journey to fully digital work instructions.

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train and retain your workforce

The U.S. manufacturing sector is facing a huge workforce shortage, with as many as 2.1 million unfilled jobs expected by 2030. Older workers are retiring out of the industry, taking with them decades of institution knowledge.

Manufacturers need to hire and retain a new generation of talent in order to remain competitive. Training that talent effectively is critical to success.

Envision content can easily be embedded into your existing LMS, and our on-premise solution allows you to serve instructional content directly from your own platforms.

  • Drive faster and more successful learning
  • Improve employee performance
  • Increase satisfaction and retention
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Train and retain your workforce
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2D drawing and 3D model visualization

Envision delivers a rich suite of 2D illustration and graphics functions that make it simple to graphically depict products and processes.

Envision is optimized for the user, making it easy for anyone to visualize 3D assemblies with absolute precision – with illustrations users can rotate, ghost, explode, isolate, view cutting planes, and more. It even connects to the CAD 3D models, keeping instructions up to date.

  • Create 2D drawings
  • Visualize 3D models
  • Import and edit images
  • Export and insert into documents
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2D drawing and 3D model visualization
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animation and interactive models

Envision puts the power of animated and interactive 3D content right at your fingertips. With no prior CAD software experience needed, anyone can create animated instructions using 3D models and add audio narration to train and guide assembly workers, maintenance teams, and new recruits more quickly and effectively.

Envision also lets you easily embed interactive 3D models into digital content and platforms, delivering fully interactive, autonomous experiences for teams carrying out critical assembly and maintenance processes – proven to increase efficiency and reduce errors.

  • Create 3D animations, including audio
  • Embed interactive 3D models
  • Integrate content into existing platforms
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Animation and interactive models
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reduce scrap with digital work instructions

Instructional, visual content is easier to understand, allowing teams to work faster, with fewer errors, reducing scrap and rework –essential when global supply chains are under pressure.

Envision makes it easy to build entire visual digital work instruction documents, complete with precise 3D visualizations, narrated animation, interactive models, smart annotations, and more

  • Replace text-heavy and hard copy documents
  • Interactive visual content for diverse workforce
  • Improve efficiency and reduce wastage
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Reduce scrap with digital work instructions
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maintain and repair with speed and precision

Deliver an unbeatably accurate user experience and support rapid knowledge transfer for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO).

With the Envision platform, workers have access to precise 2D drawings and model visualizations, narrated 3D model animations, and interactive 3D models to ensure absolute clarity on scheduled maintenance, checks, services, and ad hoc repairs.  

Integrate Envision with your existing content platforms, and deliver a fully digital experience for MRO teams, both on- and offline.

  • Visual interactive content for greater clarity
  • Drive faster task completion
  • Reduce error count
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visual communication software for everyone

Canvas software has everything you need whatever you’re creating – from digital art, through graphic design, to technical illustration and more.

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Canvas X Draw

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  • 2D graphics and drawing
  • Pixel level image editing
  • Symbol library
  • Template library
  • High precision
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Envision .evONE

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  • 2D graphics and drawing
  • Image editing
  • 3D model visualization
  • Instant web sharing
  • Smart tools
  • High precision
  • Symbol library
  • Template library
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Envision Suite

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  • 3D model visualization
  • 3D animation
  • Full collaboration
  • 2D graphics and drawing
  • Image editing
  • Smart tools
  • High precision
  • Mark-up and review
  • Dedicated cloud instance
  • Cloud publishing (web viewing)
  • Interactive content experience
  • Cloud storage and sharing
  • Document usage tracking
  • Cloud presentation mode
  • Symbol library
  • Template library

“You really don’t have any competitor doing what Envision does. The amount of power this unlocks for us as a business is unbelievable.”

See how Canvas Envision is driving success for our customers by changing the way they communicate about their products.

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What would you Envision?

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seeing is believing. interacting is understanding.

Over 80% of manufacturers surveyed said they had experienced delays and errors that affect products and processes as a result of instructional content being inaccurate, unclear, or hard to understand.

Envision was created to help manufacturers deliver immediately on core KPIs for quality, faster time-to-market and employee retention with easy to create, easy to use, highly visual work instructions.

Manufacturing errors and wastage, delayed product launches and avoidable after-sales downtime were all cited as damaging outcomes.

Make the shift to Envision for faster, more effective knowledge transfer, improved efficiency, support employee engagement and retention, and drive your core KPIs.

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