precision visual communication
Our core technical illustration software platform, Canvas X delivers a dazzling array of functionality in a single, powerful application developed to sit at the heart of illustration and documentation workflows.
vector AND raster images
A uniquely integrated technical illustration software package, Canvas X 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 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 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 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.
To sum up Canvas, we’d have to say, ‘Wow!’
Canvas X is the only application you need to create an incredible range of high-impact visual assets and documentation.
• Maintenance manuals
• Assembly instructions
• Data visualization
• Scheduling documents
• Marketing assets
Leading brands rely on Canvas X at every stage of the product lifecycle.
Canvas X can import and access data in over 72 file formats.