Create technical illustrations with Canvas
Canvas X 2019
Canvas X GIS 2019
Canvas Draw 6
Canvas X 2020
Canvas Draw 6

Design, illustrate, and communicate visually with a flexible, high precision technical illustration and publication solution.

Complete Canvas X including geographic information tool-set for mapping, spatial location, and data analysis.

Canvas Draw for macOS is the ultimate all-in-one illustration tool-set for designers, illustrators, and professionals.

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What is Canvas™?

Canvas all-in-one vector and image software enables engineers, scientists, designers, and technical graphics professionals to illustrate, collaborate, and communicate with confidence. Canvas’ 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 offers state-of-the-art 2D technical document creation, encryption, sharing, and review management solutions.

How do I use Canvas?

Use Canvas 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.

Why should I use Canvas?

Canvas is all-in-one software to create digital illustrations and images.  Canvas 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.

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When it comes to technical drawing software, there are many options available, each with its own benefits and limitations.

The beauty of this program is that it can be used to create and edit raster images and vector objects, which allows it to be useful in a variety of fields, from graphic design to engineering. However, the focus of this newest update targets the aerospace, energy, engineering and scientific industries.

Versatility in Technical Drawing, Kristine H

It’s refreshing to see a technical illustration package that breaks that dichotomy by being both affordable and functional. And that is exactly what we have in Canvas X from Canvas GFX.

Canvas X follows CGM*ATA 2200 software specifications for technical illustration, which means that it is especially useful in aerospace.

Illustrators who prefer a familiar way of doing things, or who require very high-quality drawings accurate to a sub-micron level in a professional setting will benefit from Canvas, as will engineers who illustrate to ATA standards.

High Functionality, Low-Price Technical Illustration, Phillip K

Often, the best way to convey an idea is through a story—a preset series of images that progress to the main point the engineer is trying to convey. Whether that story be a formal presentation, concept sketches (long before the details have been worked out in CAD), marketing collateral, or even an animation, CAD is not always the right tool for the job.  Enter Canvas X.

For engineers who have trouble expressing themselves artistically, this is exactly the type of illustration program that is needed to make your marketing collateral and presentations pop.

Bring out your inner artist, Scott W

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