Canvas Envision for engineering teams

communicate more information, with more clarity, in less time

Cut time spent on documentation with easy to create interactive visual product materials that leverage real 3D CAD. Communicate precisely what you need to for every stakeholder. Optimize workflows, eliminating time, confusion, and cost.

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work faster and keep everyone in the picture

Engineering teams know more about the product than anyone, which means they’re the source of critical information for everyone. Canvas Envision is the visual communication and collaboration solution that lets you work directly with your CAD models to quickly and easily create every type of documentation you need to keep every one of your stakeholders up to date.

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Whether you’re communicating essential information to manufacturing teams, suppliers, or corporate leadership, Envision gives you the ability to share interactive visual documentation that delivers absolute clarity. Envision delivers faster time to creation and faster time to understanding.

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one solution that empowers .everyone to visualize CAD

one solution that empowers .everyone to visualize CAD

“we’ve cut the time we spend on documentation by 25% – 50%, freeing our engineers to focus on what’s most important”

It’s time to stop pasting static CAD screenshots into PowerPoint. With Envision Creator anyone can import and manipulate 3D CAD models to create custom views and perspectives which show precisely what they want their audience to see. And it only takes a couple of hours to learn how to use it – perfect for team members who don’t have CAD software or training.

With Envision you can combine 3D CAD visualization with photos, vector graphics, text, charts, symbols, and more. You can leverage model metadata to create BOM tables in an instant, and show accurate dimensions.

  • Rotate, pan, and zoom your model to get exactly the right angle
  • Show exploded views with linear, spherical, and cylindrical explode modes
  • Ghost, hide, and isolate individual components to focus your audience
  • Use cutting planes to create precise cross-section views
  • Use model metadata to create BOM tables and smart labels
  • Show essential dimensioning data
  • Save and edit visualizations with ease
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seeing is believing. interacting is understanding

You don’t just illustrate product information with Envision, you let people interact with and understand the models themselves. Whatever type of documentation you’re creating, when you publish a document to the Envision cloud, your audience can access it instantly through any browser.

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And, with a single click, they can lift 3D models out of the document and interact with them to view them from any angle, view metadata, and even isolate or hide individual components.

  • Manufacturing work instructions
  • Product data sheets
  • Specification documents
  • Maintenance manuals
  • Assembly guides
  • Presentations
  • Project status updates
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collaborative creativity

Envision is about working together.

You can share the documents you’re working on with colleagues and team members wherever they’re located. They can interact, mark-up, feed-back, clarify, and sign off. Perfect for working in distributed teams, and across departments and functional roles.

one solution that empowers .everyone to visualize CAD

the perfect complement to every leading CAD software

“Our engineering team is very heavily Solidworks-based. And they are really excited to use Envision, because they’re coming up with a number of other ideas about how it could be used to improve workflows.”
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the visual teamwork platform

Canvas Envision combines a powerful desktop graphics application* with access-anywhere cloud collaboration and storage.

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