technical illustration software
that increases productivity
Working with a single, built for purpose technical illustration software to create visual technical content helps technical authors, illustrators, and visual communicators work faster and more efficiently.
Canvas X Pro does the work of numerous other applications combined by blending professional graphics tools with rich technical illustration capabilities. Enjoy easy to use 2D drawing, 3D CAD visualization, text flow, raster image handling, and vector graphics. Leverage intuitive one-click smart annotations, automatic measurements, and industrial accuracy.
“We’ve cut the time we spend on critical documentation by 50%. Canvas X Pro frees our engineers to focus their time on what’s most important.”
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integrated 2D and 3D illustration in one application
Canvas X Pro unites the power of 3D visualization with the most versatile technical graphics and illustration software on the market. It gives you the ability to create data-rich 2D visual documentation that features precise views of 3D models and assemblies.
Because you can work directly with 3D CAD data from all leading 3D CAD packages, Canvas X Pro gives you complete control over the visualization of your 3D CAD models. Explode and rotate models, ghost parts, and interact directly with metadata to create bill of materials tables and create instant annotations.
X Pro can import and manipulate files created in Solidworks, PTC Creo, Rhino, Catia, Parasolid, Siemens NX, Autodesk, AutoCAD and more.
See how to create rich technical documentation using photos, vector graphics, text, annotations, and 3D CAD
vector AND raster images
A uniquely integrated technical illustration software package, Canvas X Pro makes it possible to handle both vector graphics and raster images with the same powerful enhancement tools. You can apply a host of market-leading effects to both images and graphics in a single document.
work to key standards
Create dimension objects that fully conform to existing industry and government standards, including: IEEE floating point standard, ANSI U.S. Product and industry standards, DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung/German Institute for Standardization) internationally adopted standards, and JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) standards.
As well as delivering 0.035 micron accuracy for an engineering and scientific user base, Canvas X PRo 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.
With linear, chain, and baseline dimensioning tools, Canvas X Pro makes it 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 enjoy precise control over scale drawings.
smart and simple annotation
Add clarity to illustrations by using the annotation tools to add labels, callouts, or comments to your diagrams or illustrations, or to create simple flowcharts. If you re-position the annotation label object, the Canvas SmartLines connecting it to the illustration move right along with it.
comprehensive text tools
Canvas X Pro includes sophisticated word processing and document layout capabilities which enable you to create and publish entire documents within a single application. 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.