.CVDTPL File Extension

Canvas X Draw Template

Developer Canvas GFX
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What is a CVDTPL file?

A CVDTPL file is a drawing template created by the Mac version of Canvas GFX Canvas X Draw, a 2D and 3D technical illustration application. It contains preset raster and vector graphics, annotations, custom shapes, and settings for replicating new .CVD drawings.

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Screenshot of a .cvdtpl file in Canvas GFX Canvas X Draw 2020
CVDTPL file open in Canvas GFX Canvas X Draw 2020

Canvas X Draw is available for Windows and macOS, but only the Mac version supports CVDTPL files (the Windows version saves drawing templates as .TPL files, by default). The Canvas X Draw templates make it easier for users to create new drawings, such as flowcharts, presentations, or maps, with similar appearance and content while saving time.

How to create a CVDTPL file with the Mac version of Canvas X Draw

You can create a CVDTPL file with Canvas X Draw in macOS by selecting File → Save As Template....

NOTE: ACD Systems originally developed Canvas X software, but it shifted development responsibilities to Canvas GFX In 2017.

How to open a CVDTPL file

You can open a CVDTPL file with Canvas GFX Canvas X Draw in macOS. To open a CVDTPL file with Canvas X Pro, select File → Open.... If the CVDTPL file is saved in the default "Templates" folder included in the program installation directory, you can select File → New... and choose the template you want to open.

How to convert a CVDTPL file

The Mac version of Canvas GFX Canvas X Draw can convert CVDTPL files to many file types including the following formats:

  • .CVD - Canvas X Drawing
  • .DWG - AutoCAD Drawing
  • .DXF - Drawing Exchange Format
  • .PSD - Photoshop Document Format
  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .GIF - Graphical Interchange Format
  • .SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics File
  • .CGM - Computer Graphics Metafile
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format
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