Canvas GFX, Inc. was originally part of Deneba Systems, and was acquired in 2003 by
ACD Systems International Inc., a Canadian digital imaging software firm headquartered in Victoria, Canada, In 2017 Canvas GFX was spun out of ACD as a separate company and now has its own management team and Board of Directors. The new team is charged with developing Canvas GFX into the standard solution for technical documentation covering the complete documentation life-cycle, from inception to publishing.
What We Are About
The Canvas software is used by engineers to document and share complex objects and systems. Some of the largest companies in the aerospace, defence and manufacturing markets use Canvas as an integral part of their documentation workflow. Some our customers include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell Collins, Caterpillar, GE, BP and hundreds of others. Known for its dedicated precision, Canvas supports a multitude of data and design formats (CAD, CGM, GIS, text, jpeg, etc), and retains non-visual data—often found in 3D CAD files.
Where We’re Going
Canvas is fully committed to continue to develop our product line to meet the ever-changing requirements of our major customers. From its origins in technical illustration, Canvas is developing solutions that address the rapidly emerging arena of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). The next generation products will allow designers to work collaboratively with their suppliers, customers and other internal groups about the technical documentation, incorporate 2D and 3D elements and make the entire workflow simple and easy to use, while delivering all of this is in a SaaS-based offering.
Illustrate your world with industrial precision
Illustrate, design, and share your technical illustrations and graphic designs with ease, precision, and professional quality results – all from within one fully integrated application. Canvas X 2019 is all you need to create all you envision. Canvas X 2019 can import and export a wide array of data formats.
All-in-one graphic design and technical illustration software
Comprehensive vector illustration and image editing tools
Work in extraordinary detail with 0.035 micron accuracy
Share projects in a wide variety of layouts and formats
Helpful built-in Canvas Assistant and dynamic help
What’s New in Canvas X 2019
Great new features and improvements!
What’s New video shows:
Tables Create tables for your data: components, changes, parts lists, legends, and more Easily create, customize, and add to tables. You can copy data straight from Excel(R) and other sources.
Mirror too Mirror will make a reverse copy of selected objects in 2 clicks. The mirroring axis can be drawn or snapped to other objects and rotated freely
Annotation notes features Annotation Notes now supports auto-numbering and auto-alphabetizing. Use an EasyShape like a circle, rectangle, or diamond shape for annotations.
Settings file Save and share your settings file for consistency across your organization.
Templates & Presets Inspiring color presets and helpful template files to start off your illustrations
Additional Scripting functions Additional scripting functions to automate your workflow