canvas provides the leading technical illustration software for manufacturing companies
import and visualize 3D CAD models and metadata
create precision 2D illustrations of 3D models
generate critical technical documentation
create more autonomous workflows
canvas makes it possible
Canvas gives everyone on the team the ability to work with that data in an affordable, intuitive technical illustration package. With Canvas X3 any user can import 3D CAD models, create every view they need, add graphical elements and annotations, and create perfect technical documentation.
“With no experience of Canvas X3, 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!” DG, VP, Glendee/MGI
a key workflow hub
Because Canvas offers market-leading file format import versatility, it occupies a unique position in the workflows at some of the world’s largest manufacturers.
• Highly complementary to specialist software 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.”