Canvas X Draw

About Canvas X Draw

Canvas X Draw is a graphic design software that helps businesses create and edit images, digital drawings, floor plans, and logos. Administrators can add filters and effects to edit raster images and vector illustrations.

The platform offers built-in templates, enabling designers to create brochures, business cards, flyers, flow charts, and menus. Canvas X Draw allows editors to add multiple layers of illustrations and add textures, patterns, as well as colors to generate visuals. Teams can also utilize the curvature tool to create curves and add straight lines to create images on a unified interface.

Canvas X Draw lets businesses cut straight lines and paths between two points across vector objects and build personalized symbol sets from different images. Supervisors can also use the ink dropper to match, mix, or blend colors and control hue and saturation levels on a centralized dashboard.

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Canvas X Draw

User-friendly - learn fast with dynamic help functions
Feature rich - all the tools you need to get the job done
Versatile - raster and vector graphics in a single app
Great value - just $99 for the complete graphics package

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Countries available

Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English, Japanese

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Images

Canvas X Draw Software - Why buy multiple graphics packages when there’s one application that does it all?  With Canvas X Draw you get professional vector graphics and rich photo-editing tools in a single, easy to use application.
Canvas X Draw Software - With Canvas X Draw you get professional vector graphics and rich photo-editing tools in a single, easy to use application.
Canvas X Draw Software - Create intricate images and illustrations using multiple layers in your Canvas documents. Layers make it simple to edit and experiment with individual elements of your design without disrupting the parts you want to keep.
Canvas X Draw Software - Get started fast with an extensive template library. Create flow-charts, flyers, and floor-plans. Design business cards and brochures, menus and maps. Whatever you need to create, Canvas has a template to help you get the job done.
Canvas X Draw Software - Canvas X Draw brand styling
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Canvas X Draw Software - Why buy multiple graphics packages when there’s one application that does it all?  With Canvas X Draw you get professional vector graphics and rich photo-editing tools in a single, easy to use application.
Canvas X Draw Software - With Canvas X Draw you get professional vector graphics and rich photo-editing tools in a single, easy to use application.
Canvas X Draw Software - Create intricate images and illustrations using multiple layers in your Canvas documents. Layers make it simple to edit and experiment with individual elements of your design without disrupting the parts you want to keep.
Canvas X Draw Software - Get started fast with an extensive template library. Create flow-charts, flyers, and floor-plans. Design business cards and brochures, menus and maps. Whatever you need to create, Canvas has a template to help you get the job done.
Canvas X Draw Software - Canvas X Draw brand styling
Canvas X Draw Software - Canvas X Draw image editing

Features

Total features of Canvas X Draw: 8

  • CAD Tools
  • Custom Brushes
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Templates
  • Image Editing
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Search/Filter
  • Text Editing

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(147)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Frank
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Canvas for technical illustration

Reviewed on 09/11/2021

Too bad this format doesn't allow me to share my work product. A picture would be worth a thousand...

Too bad this format doesn't allow me to share my work product. A picture would be worth a thousand words.

Pros

I began using Canvas in the early 1980's when it was only available only on the Mac. Eventually they created a version of Windows, and it was just in time, because our firm was switching from Macs to PC's in order to gain access to AutoCAD. I never learned to use CAD, but I continued to use Canvas almost daily in my work as a project manager. I also used it at home on my Mac for creating every kind of graphics design from business cards to business logos to birthday cards to architectural sketches and many others. For a while, they stopped selling Canvas for the Mac, but the company continued to support my copy and even sent me upgrades for free. Now they're back on the Mac with Canvas X Draw, and I'm still a loyal user.

Cons

I was very sad to see them abandon the Mac, but grateful for their continued support. I've seen tools for distorting raster images (by pulling at the corners) in other packages, even in simple software aps on my iPhone, so I know it's possible, but it is not available in Canvas. It's their glaring gap. Otherwise, for technical illustration, Canvas is just about perfect.

Richard
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The Good and the Bad

Reviewed on 11/02/2021

Was able to present scientific data in ways that incorporated enhanced information, and easily...

Was able to present scientific data in ways that incorporated enhanced information, and easily printed out for documentation. Also, for producing patterns and special effects beyond most expectations for hobbies. Only pulled out a few hand-fulls of sparsely remaining hair due to new bugs.

Pros

Professionally, I used Canvas (Mac) for making slides used for many technical presentations, ranging from small groups to international symposia. Using Canvas enabled me to do many things that Pages, for example, cannot do to enhance the scientific content.
For personal use, Canvas is really a great way to produce patterns and templates for one of my hobbies, wood carving. The ability to adjust transparency, to excise portions of photographs, and test different color schemes is a great advantage in all aspects. Customizing various insignia, for example, is a great advantage in carving walking sticks for military veterans.

Cons

There has always been a completely new set of bugs in every updated version. For example, in the current version, switching from pages often also triggers unwanted magnification changes. I was touching up a pattern I had drawn using the spray paint tool and the screen immediately changed to a chaotic patchwork! Cmd-z reversed this, and a second attempt worked just fine. Also, the use of the MySymbols folder has to be added after updates, this should be part of the installation process.
Replies of questions for support problems don't work, as I found out very recently, leaving me to have to stop work and find an alternative fix.
Some of the tools, such as Effects-> Extrude are not well explained, and require much experimentation to use successfully .
I suppose it is futile to bemoan the absence of obtaining a printed manual of how to use the various features, as opposed to trying to navigate the net Help index. Even formatting your Help pages to enable easy printing would be a benefit.
I cannot help but conclude that new versions are poorly tested.

Tom
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

My go to tool for technical illustrations

Reviewed on 05/02/2021

Pros

I have been using Canvas for over 30 years. Over time, it has become more complex with a more cluttered interface. But it remains at its core, a wonderful tool for producing technical illustrations. And it remains my go to tool for creating maps and geologic sections.

Cons

Currently there is a limit on the size of files that you can open in Canvas Draw. You cannot open files that are 2 Gb or larger. The problem is that you can build and save a document in Canvas Draw that exceeds this limit. If you save it as a 1.9 Gb file you can open that, but once it gets larger than 2 Gb, it no longer opens. Most users will never encounter this, but I did.

Scott
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  • Industry: Defense & Space
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Long time user

Reviewed on 01/02/2021

I have owned Canvas since version 1.02, published in about 1986 (ran on 1-2 400k floppies on a 512k...

I have owned Canvas since version 1.02, published in about 1986 (ran on 1-2 400k floppies on a 512k Mac Plus). I’ve always liked the ability to integrate vector and raster objects seamlessly in the same document. As a scientist, I’ve used it for experimental apparatus design (medium-scale cryogenic gas phase photochemical apparatus) as well as personal projects such as workshop and garden design. As soon as it came out, I dropped MacDraw and (eventually) MacDraft. I even had a PC emulator installed on my Mac so I could use the PC version after support for the Mac was dropped in the 2000’s.

Pros

The upgrade to 7.02 was available almost as soon as macOS 11.1 (Big Sur) was issued. This dealt with the problem that I observed opening new or previously-created files under Canvas Draw X 7.01

Cons

I think there are two improvements that would help me, personally, out. First, I miss the object info tool (command-i) that tells you the kind of object (group, rectangle), dimensions, area, etc. This hasn’t been available since probably Canvas 7 or so. Second, I’m now trying to design a house, and a tool that would make walls (and allow wall joins and insert windows, doors, etc.) would be great, although I realize that it’s a complicated tool, and may cause some issues in pricing and marketing.

John
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The All-Purpose Graphics Package for Design Professionals

Reviewed on 28/01/2021

Background: architect for 45 years. I have used Canvas since ver. 1.0 and frankly was lost when the...

Background: architect for 45 years. I have used Canvas since ver. 1.0 and frankly was lost when the Mac platform was dropped some years ago. Very glad to have it back! Things I have successfully used it for include: Years ago, my company website - exports near-perfect html; original artwork, large scale prints for my client's completed buildings; design and technical drawings; asbuilt surveys of existing buildings (importing a cad or pdf and overlaying scaled information); an on and on. To my knowledge, there is really no other package that offers the same range of functionally. Is it a substitute for Autocad or Revit? Of course not but it also doesn't cost $$$$ and require weeks of training.

Pros

In addition to producing occasional technical exhibits, artwork layouts and other documents, X Draw is great for non-CAD users who occasionally need to produce or edit scaled technical drawings. One of the best features is the ability to import a pdf of an architectural drawing as a background for new shop drawings or technical bidding documents. Drawing layers are preserved and can be manipulated, and scale can be set to match the original document. Area and quantity take-offs are a breeze. Add photos or other illustrations? Not a problem.

Cons

It is cumbersome to create new pdf files necessary for final use. For example, if there are 30 files of drawing sheets, I have not found a way to batch process the conversion. Each file has to be saved as a pdf. It would be much more efficient to be able to "print to pdf" directly from the Canvas file, which is the defacto standard for virtually every other productivity app.

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Canvas X Draw offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99.00/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

$99.00 for a 1-Year Subscription $299.00 for a Perpetual License

Canvas X Draw has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Canvas X Draw supports the following languages:

English, Japanese

Canvas X Draw supports the following devices:

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Canvas X Draw offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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