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Tutorials

Hit the ground running with tutorials designed to jump start your use of Canvas’ extensive range of technical drawing, illustration, page layout, and presentation features.

Working with Canvas 14

Working with CAD Files

This tutorial demonstrates how easy it is to open, edit, and save some of the more common CAD file formats from within the Canvas design environment. Read More ...

Canvas 14 GIS mapping

GIS Mapping

The goal of this short tutorial is to provide you with a solid understanding of Shapefile technology and to learn about the GIS-specific Canvas features. Read More ...

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Creating a PDF from your Canvas Document

Learn how to use Master pages to provide a consistent background for the entire document and how to design customized individual pages with text, graphics, and hyperlinks to create a visually rich PDF that can be printed or posted online. Read More ...

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Precision Drawing

Learn to how to set up Canvas’ Dimensioning tools to create and present precise illustrations. Read More ...

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Technical Illustration

See just how easy it is to create vector illustrations from any digital photograph or scanned image. Read More ...

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Using the Symbol Library

This tutorial will show you how to access and modify a variety of preinstalled symbols from the Symbol Library and how to make any vector, text, group, or paint object easily available for multiple use by exporting it as a custom symbol. Read More ...

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Creating a Process Flowchart

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Flowchart palette to automate the creation of flowcharts to represent a sequence of steps and the relationships among them. Read More ...

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Adding Links to Your Parts Catalog

This tutorial shows you how to link to Web sites, create links to other pages or objects in your project, provide quick access to an email address, and add hotspots to graphics for documents exported to PDF. Read More ...

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Viewing and Enhancing a 3D Object

Learn how to place a 3D object in Canvas and enhance it using the 3D View Editor. Read More ...

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Importing and Exporting CGM Files

Learn how to import and export CGM files. Read More ...

Canvas 14 import and export geometric data

Importing and Exporting an Object’s Geometric Data

Learn how to import and export mathematical data that numerically describes an object’s exact geometry. Read More ...