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technical illustration software for aerospace

Canvas is chosen throughout the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry for its ability to reduce reliance on expensive CAD software and engineering talent, while making essential data accessible and actionable across the organization.

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Canvas GFX delivers the best technical illustration software for aerospace and defense manufacturers

“You make wonderful software. Myself and my team are some of your biggest users.”

– RW, Technical Lead at Boeing

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import and handle 3D CAD models and metadata

create precision 2D illustrations of 3D models

generate essential technical documentation

make essential data accessible


everyone needs access to high value data

Employees throughout the manufacturing organization need access to 3D CAD models to create everything from installation and service manuals to manufacturing process documentation.

Depending on CAD engineers to provide views of 3D models for each of these use cases is inefficient, wasting time and high-cost software and expertise.


canvas makes that happen

With Canvas X Pro any user can import 3D CAD models into the simple and intuitive Canvas illustration environment, create every view they need, add graphics and annotations and export to a wide range of formats depending on the documentation they need to create.

“With no experience, I brought in a 3D CAD model, created an installation instruction demo sheet with a BoM and callouts and it took me about 30 minutes,” said DG, Vice President of Glendee/MGI

partial screenshot of Canvas X³ 3D technical drawing software showing 3D CAD object and easy user interface


key features for aerospace and defense


explode assemblies, ghost and highlight individual parts

switch between multiple views, including wireframe, silhouette, flat technical and more

create Bill of Materials tables using file metadata

use the Annotation Lens to quickly create high clarity callouts


a key workflow hub

Because Canvas software can import data in so many file formats it occupies a unique position in the workflows at some of the world’s largest aerospace brands.

Highly complementary to other software solutions used in manufacturing
Able to import images, text, and metadata in 100+ file formats
Used to translate data between incompatible software packages

Here’s how: “Canvas is loaded with great translators. We use it to convert text searchable PDF files of schematics exported from our Common Electrical / Electronic Data System (CEEDS) into Siemens NX-compatible CGM import files. And we use Canvas to import engineering vector artwork produced in Siemens NX and combine that with color, raster JPG or TIF images in our technical illustrations.”


press reviews

It’s not just our customers who love Canvas X Pro. The technical press have been impressed by the 3D CAD Model handling capabilities.


“We were blown away by the user-friendliness of Canvas X Pro’s ability to focus on 2D views of 3D files. There are numerous applications for this program, especially for creating assembly guides and maintenance documents.”

Graphic Speak | CAD Report

“Canvas GFX stands out for its contemporary CAD literacy and its inclusion of GIS content creation tools. As design and engineering industries come together, Canvas GFX has technology that’s right in the middle of the scrum.”