Optimize your workflows with Canvas X3
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.
“You make wonderful software. Myself and my team are some of your biggest users.”
– RW, Technical Lead at Boeing
canvas makes that happen
With Canvas X3 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
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.”
It’s not just our customers who love Canvas X3. The technical press have been impressed by the 3D CAD Model handling capabilities.
“We were blown away by the user-friendliness of Canvas X3’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.”