Features

Now with 64-bit technology, Canvas X Pro 16 has been fine-tuned for performance. Catering to a wide range of professionals — from graphics designers to engineers — this upgraded technology allows for more memory, faster performance, and is DPI-aware to take advantage of today’s most advanced hardware. The result is drastically increased document speed and the best graphics display available on the market. Canvas X Pro 16 also includes a new modernized interface for an enriched user experience.

Canvas X Pro 16’s unique and integrated design environment makes it possible for users to work with and combine all graphical elements, and to apply high-end effects in a single document. Technical illustrators can now open and manipulate documents with over one million objects in seconds vs. minutes.


Technical Illustration

As the go-to application of technical illustrators in precision industries, Canvas X Pro 16 comes loaded with the impressive and comprehensive set of vector object illustration and advanced raster image editing tools you need to get the job done,— all provided in one integrated, flexible design environment.

Drawing with Precision

Drawing with Precision

Canvas X Pro 16 comes loaded with tools and techniques that allow you to easily create scale drawings, floor plans, architectural designs, and other technical drawings with measured precision and placement. Snap objects into exact positions relative to each other, draw from the center points of objects, define the scale for scale drawings, systematically align objects, display size information as you work, and add dimension objects.

Work with Vector and Raster Images

Work with Vector and Raster Images

Canvas X Pro 16 ’s unique and integrated design environment makes it possible to work with and combine all graphical elements, and apply high end effects to each in a single document. Thanks to the ability to work with both vector graphics and raster images with the same powerful enhancement tools, Canvas X Pro 16 users are able to create professional-looking outputs while preserving full editability of all graphical data.

Add Objects on the Fly

Add Objects on the Fly

Canvas X Pro 16 comes stocked with a diverse range of commonly used and specialized technical symbols. Or you can create your own from any vector, text, composite, or paint object, and add it to the Symbol Library. And if you alter a symbol in the palette, all copies of it in the document will change along with it, allowing you to maximize efficiency.

Vector Object Versatility

Vector Object Versatility

Experience complete flexibility while working dynamically with vector objects. Canvas X Pro 16 ’s adaptable Sprite technology can be used to apply image and transparency effects without rendering, allowing you to continue to edit your graphics at any time. Do more with specialized technologies, such as gradient transparency tools, vector masks, opacity effects, channel masks, and much more.

Raise the Bar with Raster Images

Raise the Bar with Raster Images

Design, edit, and upgrade raster images with a variety of industry-leading tools and filters. Form composites, touch up photos, create and utilize transparency effects, paint, clone pixels, and more.

Communicate with CAD Files

Communicate with CAD Files

Import native AutoCAD files, enjoy CAD-inspired dimensioning tools, and edit and manipulate CAD objects. Place a 2D view of a 3D object in your document, edit the view, adjust the orientation, rotation, zoom, and lighting.

Purposeful Pasting

Purposeful Pasting

Paste attributes, paste into Text Flows, paste and replace, and copy and paste images and objects. Render objects by copying and pasting them into selections in paint objects. Paste almost anything into a selection, including a selection of a raster image channel, or a channel mask that is attached to another object.

Draw with Data

Draw with Data

To satisfy the accuracy demanded by engineering and scientific fields, Canvas X Pro 16 offers complete control over vector object coordinates. Create illustrations from geometric data, use grids and guides to position objects, and adjust objects’ numerical position for absolute precision.

Go with the Flow(chart)

Go with the Flow(chart)

Present complex data in visually appealing, logical, and accessible flowcharts. Avoid having to import static pre-made charts with external spreadsheet programs by creating dynamic charts and tables with data inputted directly into Canvas X.


Annotate, Enhance and Dimension

Definitive Dimensions

Definitive Dimensions

With linear, chain, and baseline dimensioning tools, it’s easy to pinpoint horizontal, vertical, oblique, and perpendicular distances. Display size information as you draw, measure diameter, radius, angle, area, and perimeter, add dimension objects to illustrations, mark the center of arcs and ovals, and nail down the scale for scale drawings.

Articulate with Annotations

Articulate with Annotations

Add clarity to your illustrations with labels or text. You can use the annotation tools to add labels, callouts, or comments to your diagrams or illustrations, or to create simple flowcharts. And if you re-position the annotation label object, the SmartLines™ connecting it to the illustration move right along with it.

Painless Precision

Painless Precision

Work with infinitesimal units of measure with certainty and control. Canvas X Pro 16 ’s drawing engine fully conforms to the IEEE floating point standard used in scientific, engineering, medical, and biotechnology industries. Personalize these standard settings by editing the size of lines, gaps, text, and tolerances, modifying them for new and unique workflows, and saving them for ongoing use in similar work contexts.

Work within Industry Standards

Work within Industry Standards

Create dimension objects that fully conform to existing industry and government standards, including: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer's) floating point standard, ANSI (American National Standards Institute) U.S. Product and industry standards, DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung/German Institute for Standardization) internationally adopted standards, JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) standards

Thorough Text Tools

Thorough Text Tools

Create text, text layouts, and flow text from column to column. Control all aspects of formatting, create and save styles, apply effects to type, wrap text inside objects, repel text from objects, bind text to object paths, and enjoy a full range of text proofing and annotation tools.

Work Seamlessly with Others

Work Seamlessly with Others

Collaborate with confidence and efficiency with the ability to add comments to any object, including paint, vector, and text objects.

Augment Your Vision

Augment Your Vision

Apply a variety of filters to your images, text, and vector objects with SpriteEffects, or transparency with SpriteLayers. Create a lens object and apply effects to accentuate specific elements of your document. Lens objects let you limit an effect to a particular region of an illustration, or they let you magnify an area when you want to show a detailed view.

Harmonious Help

Harmonious Help

Never lose your way with dynamic and context-sensitive help built right into the application. With Canvas X Pro 16 , when you select a tool or function, the corresponding help is made immediately available to you.

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Share

Canvas X Pro 16 makes sharing your vision with professional publications and presentations, and collaborating a piece of cake.

Professional Publishing Results

Professional Publishing Results

With Canvas X Pro 16 , you can produce and share complex, leading-edge documents without the need for separate word processing or layout programs. Fully stocked with all the necessary text formatting and style tools, editing, proofing, and annotation capabilities, Canvas X Pro 16 gets you finished faster.

Create Documents for Every Purpose

Create Documents for Every Purpose

Canvas X 16 Pro's templates take the effort out of starting your project. Create documents for illustration, Publication, Presentation, and Animation.

Clear Collaboration

Clear Collaboration

Save time and effort with a free-flowing document exchange, enabling you to share, discuss, and develop projects with colleagues. Advanced import and export features make it possible to return annotated illustrations to specialized formats without losing data.

Share with Surety

Share with Surety

Assuredly share your documents with the ability to apply secure encryption and password protection to your exported PDFs. Maintain complete control over who can open, edit, and print your designs and data. Plus, Canvas X can preserve the ability to edit documents even after rendering to PDF.

To Preserve and Protect

To Preserve and Protect

Create PDF files for sharing or storage while maintaining the Canvas X Pro 16 data embedded in the file. Re-open your file in Canvas X at any time with no loss of data or formatting.

Proficient Printing

Proficient Printing

Enjoy complete control over the appearance of your printed output, including color management for accuracy, optimization of image resolutions to your printer, output format options for image data to a PostScript device, multi-page documents suitable for commercial printing, and virtually any advanced image and export format.

Insert Some Interactivity into Your Documents

Insert Some Interactivity into Your Documents

Assign hyperlinks to page elements so they jump to files or webpages, a local hard drive, or an intranet. Create email links using the mailto: command, or define anchors with the Anchor function. Add hotspots to graphics for documents to be exported to PDF.

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