.CVX File Extension

Canvas Drawing

Developer Canvas GFX
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Category Vector Image Files
Format Binary

What is a CVX file?

A CVX file is a drawing file created by various Canvas GFX applications, such as Canvas X Draw (Windows version only) and Canvas X Geo, programs used to create technical illustrations and other drawings. It may contain both raster and vector graphics and include project drawing settings such as layers and image effects. Canvas X Draw (Windows version only) and Canvas X Geo save drawings as CVX files by default.

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Screenshot of a .cvx file in Canvas GFX Canvas X Draw 2020
CVX file open in Canvas GFX Canvas X Draw 2020

Canvas X Pro, Canvas X Draw, and Canvas X Geo specialize in creating and editing technical illustrations and specialized visualizations. Examples of drawings you can create with Canvas X applications include room floorplans, workflow diagrams for a project, and a public park (with its geospatial data).

ACD Systems introduced CVX files when they released version 9 of Canvas in 2003. In later years, ACD Systems split the Canvas application into several standalone applications, including Canvas X Pro, Canvas X Draw, and Canvas X Geo. In 2017, ACD Systems shifted the development of Canvas X software to Canvas GFX.

While Canvas X Draw (Windows version) and Canvas X still save drawings as CVX files by default, GeoCanvas X Pro saves drawings in the .CVXCAD format (but can still save drawings as CVX files).

How to create a CVX file with Canvas X Draw and Geo

You can create CVX files with Canvas X Draw and Geo by selecting File → Save As..., then choosing CVX - Canvas from the "Save as type" dropdown menu (should be set as this type, by default).

How to open a CVX file

You can open a CVX file with various Canvas GFX applications, including Canvas X Draw, Canvas X Geo, and Canvas X Pro. For example, to open a CVX file with Canvas X Draw, select File → Open....

How to convert a CVX file

Various Canvas GFX applications, including Canvas X Draw, Canvas X Geo, and Canvas X Pro, can convert CVX files to other formats.

For example, Canvas X Draw can convert CVX files to many file types including the following formats:

  • .CVI - Canvas Image
  • .CNV - Canvas Drawing (versions 6-8)
  • .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
  • .EPS - Encapsulated PostScript
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format
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Programs that open CVX files

Updated July 6, 2022

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