Canvas 12 Support

Your integrated solution for illustration, graphics, & publishing.

Create, enhance and share technical illustrations. Canvas 12 is the integrated application that speeds up and streamlines your technical illustration workflow. Professionals in high tech, complex environments that require accurate and powerful visualization of technical data rely on Canvas to facilitate collaboration and improve productivity.

Whats New

  • Access the latest version of Canvas 12 Help online from anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Seamlessly work with AutoCAD® -DXF/DWG 3D object files
  • Utilize CGM4 file support including WebCGM
  • Import and export an object’s exact geometry with the new Geometric I/O feature, allowing for powerful integration with Microsoft® Excel® and specialized software
  • Add, create and organize symbols with the new Symbol Pen. Choose from hundreds of commonly used and highly specialized technical symbols included with Canvas 12, or create your own custom symbol from any vector object
  • Fill or color the intersections of multiple vector objects with new Smart Vector Fill, avoiding having to redraw these regions as standalone objects first
  • Quickly and intuitively rejoin segmented objects into a singular object with the new Smart Join command
  • Accurately scale simple or composite vector objects based on area or perimeter values Export to many formats at once (BMP, CGM, GIF, JPG, PCX, Adobe® PDF, PNG, TGA, and TIF)
  • Access digital photo images’ EXIF metadata properties Add hyperlinks to graphics, images or text, and then export your documents to Adobe® PDF or HTML with links intact
  • Easily move within multiple page documents with new Page Navigator palette
  • Quickly and easily create rich data flowcharts with flexibility
  • Enjoy improvements to features such as the Acre unit of measure, Area of Object displays, new Properties Bar shortcuts, and X/Y Arrows of Direction

System Requirements


  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or better
  • 512 MB RAM installed (1 GB RAM recommended)
  • 700 MB free hard disk space (1.5 GB recommended)
  • 16-bit color or higher (True color recommended)
  • 1024×768 or higher screen resolution recommended
  • DVD drive – to install from the installer disk


  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home or Professional operating system (with Service Pack 2 installed), Windows Vista® or Windows® 7
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 6.0 (7.0 or higher recommended) – to view the Help

Available Downloads

VersionDateFile SizeLatest Updates
12 (build 1389)2011/01/11130.3MBDownload 12.0 Update (build 1389)

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