Create precision drawings with the only all-in-one

technical illustration software for engineers

Canvas illustration software is trusted by engineers of all types, at universities, start-ups, and Fortune 50 brands. Create precise visual technical documentation using vector and raster graphics, 2D and 3D CAD, text and smart annotation, and a pro graphics tool set.

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Canvas provides the leading technical illustration software for engineers

“To sum up Canvas, we’d have to say, ‘Wow!’”



engineers like you choose Canvas


Discounted pricing is available for ResearchGate users for a limited time!*

Thousands of engineers from your community choose Canvas engineering drawing software thanks to the combination of professional graphics and illustration tools and a level of precision and versatility which makes it perfect for technical and scientific use cases.

  • The only illustration software you need
  • Vector and raster image handling in one integrated solution
  • Import over 100 file formats
  • Professional illustration and graphics tools
  • Work directly with 3D CAD models
  • Accurate to 0.035 microns
  • Precision scale and dimensioning
  • Smart and simple annotations
  • Quick to learn and easy to use

*This offer is made exclusively by Canvas GFX, not ResearchGate, and is subject to Canvas GFX terms and conditions.

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technically the best

Our portfolio has every type of technical illustration software for engineers and engineering use cases. Use Canvas software to create:

  • Assembly instructions
  • Manufacturing work instruction
  • Inspection guides
  • Process diagrams
  • Product documentation
  • Technical white papers
  • Promotional collateral
  • Training assets
  • Support documentation
  • RFP submissions
  • Fix / repair guides


Our core technical illustration platform. An unrivalled blend of precision and versatility.

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Canvas X with the additional ability to ingest, manipulate, and visualize 3D models and data.

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Our GIS-compatible illustration tool. Import, handle, and visualize geospatial data with accuracy and ease.

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All the power, precision, versatility, and value of the Canvas X platform for macOS users.

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Need to create illustrations using photos, vector graphics, text, annotations, and 3D CAD?

“We were blown away by the user friendliness of Canvas X3’s ability to focus on 2D views of 3D models.”


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Canvas X Geo puts your data on the map

“Canvas X Geo combines precise geographical awareness with excellent interpretative facilities.”

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