ACD Systems Canvas

VersionX Pro 2020(as of 7/6/2022)
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Main Features

  • Edits vector and raster graphics
  • Supports over 100 file formats, including DXF, DWG, AI, and PSD
  • Includes advanced technical drawing tools
  • Symbol Library with thousands of technical symbols
  • SpriteLayers and SpriteEffects image enhancement technologies

Software Overview

Screenshot of ACD Systems Canvas X Pro 2020
Screenshot of ACD Systems Canvas X Pro 2020

ACD Systems Canvas X Pro is a 2D and 3D technical illustration application for Windows. It supports various vector and raster image formats and comes with many professional drawing tools.

Canvas X Pro supports over 100 file formats, such as AutoCAD (.DWG and .DXF), Photoshop (.PSD and .PDD), Illustrator (.AI), Portable Document Format (.PDF), CorelDRAW (.CDR), PowerPoint (.PPTX), DICOM (.DCM), RAW images, and other raster image files, such as .PNG, .JPG, and .GIF files. The application saves drawings in its proprietary format (.CVXCAD) by default and supports other Canvas formats, including .CVX, .CNV, .CVI, and .TPL.

The software's user interface appears similar to an actual drawing canvas for editing drawings. It offers many tool palettes you can display and arrange to customize your workspace. For example, a canvas grid feature helps align and evenly distribute vector graphics for precision. The application also includes tools for enhancing images, adding annotations, and precisely adjusting drawings.


For technical illustration professionals, Canvas X Pro is an impressive drawing program. It supports many industry file formats and provides professional editing tools. These features and its easy-to-use interface make the price tag for ACD Systems Canvas X Pro worth it.

Primary File Type

cvx icon.CVXCanvas Drawing

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.CVXCanvas Drawing
.AIAdobe Illustrator Artwork
.ARWSony Alpha Raw Digital Camera Image
.BAYCasio RAW Image
.BMPBitmap Image
.CALCALS Raster Graphic
.CDRCorelDRAW File
.CDTCorelDRAW Template (Legacy)
.CGMComputer Graphics Metafile
.CH3Harvard Graphics DOS Chart File
.CMXCorel Presentation Exchange Image
.CNVCanvas 6-8 Drawing File
.CR2Canon Raw 2 Image
.CRWCanon Raw CIFF Image File
.CSTCanvas Custom Set File
.CSYCanvas Symbol File
.CV5Canvas 5 Drawing File
.CVACanvas Sequence Set
.CVICanvas Image File
.CVSCanvas 3 Drawing File
.CVTCanvas External Tool File
.DCRKodak Digital Camera RAW Image
.DJVUDjVu Image
.DNGDigital Negative Image
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.DRWDrawing File
.DWFDesign Web Format File
.DWGAutoCAD Drawing
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.EMFEnhanced Windows Metafile
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.ERFEpson RAW File
.FMVFrame Vector Metafile
.FPXFlashPix Bitmap Image File
.GEMGEM Metafile
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.GMLGeography Markup Language File
.HDRHigh Dynamic Range Image File
.HGLHP Graphics Language File
.HPGHPGL Plot File
.HPGLHP Graphics Language Plotter File
.HTMHypertext Markup Language File
.HTMLHypertext Markup Language File
.ICLWindows Icon Library File
.ICOIcon File
.IFFInterchange File Format
.IGSIGES Drawing
.ILBMInterleaved Bitmap Image
.J2CJPEG 2000 Code Stream
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image
.KDCKodak Photo-Enhancer File
.MEFMamiya RAW Image
.MRWMinolta Raw Image
.NEFNikon Electronic Format RAW Image
.ORFOlympus RAW File
.PATPattern File
.PBMPortable Bitmap Image
.PCDKodak Photo CD Image
.PCXPaintbrush Bitmap Image File
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PEFPentax Electronic File
.PGMPortable Gray Map Image
.PICGeneric Picture File
.PIXAlias PIX Image
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PPMPortable Pixmap Image
.PPTMicrosoft PowerPoint Presentation (Legacy)
.PPTXMicrosoft PowerPoint Presentation
.PRNPrint to File
.PSPostScript File
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.PSPPaintShop Pro Image
.PSPBRUSHPaintShop Pro Brush File
.PSPIMAGEPaintShop Pro Image
.RAFFujifilm RAW Image
.RASSun Raster Graphic
.RAWRaw Image Data
.RGBRGB Bitmap
.RLERun Length Encoded Bitmap
.RSBRed Storm Bitmap File
.RTFRich Text Format File
.RW2Panasonic RAW Image
.SGISilicon Graphics Image
.SHPESRI Shapefile
.SRFSony RAW Image
.SY3Harvard Graphics Symbol File
.TGATarga Graphic
.TIFTagged Image File
.TPLCanvas Template
.VSDMicrosoft Visio Drawing (Legacy)
.WBMPWireless Bitmap Image
.WMFWindows Metafile
.WPDWordPerfect Document
.WPGWordPerfect Graphic
.XBMX BitMap Graphic
.XHTMLExtensible Hypertext Markup Language File
.XLCMicrosoft Excel Chart
.XLSMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet (Legacy)
.XLSXMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet
.XPMX11 Pixmap Graphic

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BRKBrooktrout Fax Document
.CALSCALS Raster Graphic File
.CSVComma-Separated Values File
.DJVDjVu Image
.E00ArcInfo Coverage Export File
.ECWEnhanced Compression Wavelet Image
.EPSFEncapsulated PostScript Format File
.ICBTarga ICB Bitmap Image
.INTSGI Integer Image
.J2KJPEG 2000 Image
.JPCJPEG 2000 Code Stream File
.JPXJPEG 2000 Image File
.LBMDeluxe Paint Bitmap Image
.METPresentation Manager Metafile
.PDDAdobe PhotoDeluxe Image
.PICTPicture File
.SVGScalable Vector Graphic
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.TXTPlain Text File
.VDATarga Bitmap Image File
.VSTTarga Bitmap Image
Updated 7/6/2022