As the preferred choice of technical illustrators in precision industries, Canvas 14 comes with all the powerful vector object illustration and advanced raster image editing tools you need, in one integrated, flexible design environment.
Technical Illustration and Enhancement with Greater Control
Work with vector and raster images
Canvas’ integrated design environment lets you work with both vector graphics and raster images in the same document, with the same powerful enhancement tools.
Draw and Edit with Precision
Resize and scale objects, add fill and stroke inks, widths and other attributes, and draw shapes – all with measured precision and placement. Take advantage of specialized tools to draw complex shapes including rounded rectangles, complex polygons, cubes, spirals, grids and rectangular boxes in isometric views. Draw and edit paths and curve segments using the control points that define them.
Add on-the-fly illustration objects
Instantly add re-usable dynamic objects to drawings. Access thousands of commonly used and specialized technical symbols from Canvas 14's pre-loaded Symbol Library collection, or create your own custom symbols using any vector, text or composite object.
Symbol categories include:
- Oil & Gas
- Flowchart symbols
- Home & Office
- Laboratory Equipment
- Packaging & Shipping
- Power Utilities
Work flexibly with vector objects
Illustrate, edit and augment all forms of complex visual objects with Canvas 14's wide variety of professional tools and powerful Sprite technology. Canvas’ proprietary SpriteLayers™ and SpriteEffects™ can be used to apply image and transparency effects without rendering; all your graphics remain completely editable. Specialized technologies such as channel masks, vector masks, gradient transparency tools and opacity effects are also available for advanced techniques.
Access raster image editing tools
Create, edit and augment raster images, including GIF, JPG, TIFF, PICT, BMP and EPS, with a host of industry standard and specialized techniques, tools and filters. Design image compositions, retouch photos, paint and color-correct scanned images, create transparency effects, clone pixels and much more.
Do more with CAD files
Canvas 14 gives you a 3D View and CGM support, as well as CAD-inspired dimensioning tools, creating a seamless complement to AutoCAD® environments. Feel free to size, scale and manipulate CAD objects in the Canvas environment without any loss of data.
Paste Into command
Paste almost anything into a selection within an image, including a selection of a raster image channel, or of a channel mask that’s attached to another object.
ANNOTATE, ENHANCE and DIMENSION
Enhance your technical vision with Canvas 14. Add clarity to your illustration with labels or text, add format dimensions, create dynamic charts, or use Canvas’ unique lens for a more detailed view.
Add format dimensions
Canvas 14's Linear, Chain and Baseline Dimensioning tools precisely control horizontal, vertical, oblique and perpendicular distances; measure diameter, radius, angle, area and perimeter; and mark the centers of arcs and ovals.
Add comments and mark-up
Use Canvas 14's annotation tools to add labels or callouts to your diagrams and illustrations, complete with custom and automated options such as single and multiple diagram line connections. And if you re-position the annotation label object, the SmartLines(tm) connecting it to the illustration move right along with it.
Ensure the highest levels of precision
Work with very small units of measure with engineered accuracy and control. Canvas 14’s drawing engine fully supports the IEEE floating point standard used throughout the scientific, engineering, medical and biotechnology industries. Canvas is indispensable to professionals who work with images that contain up to 32 bits of floating point data per channel.
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.
Customize 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.
Do more with text
Add professionally formatted and fully editable text to vector objects and raster images. Create multi-page text documents and technical publications using a full range of traditional text formatting, proofing, annotation and style tools.
Canvas 14 makes it quick and easy to share your vision with professional publications and presentations, and to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Access professional publishing tools
There's no need to use a separate word processor or layout program when you have Canvas 14. A full range of traditional text formatting and style tools are on hand to help you format pages, create columns, layout text, wrap and bind. Tap into editing, proofing and annotation tools to perfect your copy.
Create documents for every purpose
Canvas 14 offers time-saving templates to make it easy to get a head start on any project:
• IIlustration documents are used for all forms of vector object illustration and raster image creation and editing.
• Publication documents let you easily create single or multiple-page technical publications, including two-sided facing pages. Use master pages to hold common page elements. And when you are ready to print, Canvas 14 gives you all the print and color management tools you need for professional-looking output.
• Presentation documents are for on-screen slide-show presentations. Apply multiple layers, place background elements on a master slide, and choose from over a dozen slide transition effects.
• Animation documents are designed for the creation and editing of web (GIF) animation files. Frames adjacent to the current frame appear in the background, helpful for setting up object movement.
Collaborate with ease
Share, discuss and develop projects with colleagues in a free-flowing document exchange. Canvas 14's advanced import and export capabilities allow for the return of annotated illustrations to the high-end specialized formats where they originated, without data loss.
Share with confidence
Apply secure encryption and password protection whenever you save your Canvas document or export to Adobe®PDF. You have full control over who can open, edit and print your designs, and your rich Canvas data. Canvas editing ability can be preserved, even through the PDF conversion process.
Preserve Canvas data in a PDF files - NEW
Convert your Canvas 14 document to a PDF file for sharing or storage and the native Canvas data will remain imbedded in the file. Re-open your file in Canvas for further editing, with no loss of your data or formatting