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Efficiency is the Driving Force Behind ACD Systems’ Technical Drawing Software

Canvas X 2017 is fine-tuned for performance and rips through projects at lightning speed

VICTORIA, BC (October 27, 2016) – ACD Systems launches Canvas X 2017 and Canvas X 2017 GIS. Canvas X 2017 is the ultimate resource for engineers, small business owners, and technical graphics professionals. Canvas X 2017 makes working with and combining graphical elements and high-end effects even more straightforward.

Similarly, Canvas X 2017 GIS is outfitted with a powerful GIS-based feature set and diverse design environment, making it an indispensable tool for GIS professionals in the oil & gas and energy sectors, aerospace and automotive industries, education, government, and much more.

New Features

  • Annotation Lens – Easily magnify specific areas of objects to show intricate details.
  • Calculate Dimensions Instantly – Canvas X 2017 instantly calculates the dimensions of objects without you having to define the beginning and ending points.
  • Smart Shuffle – Move selected objects with ease, independent from the Document Layout palette.
  • Touch Screen Support – Canvas X 2017 now features the power to select, draw, and paint with the touch a finger.
  • Cross-Platform Support – Work across operating systems with support for importing files from Canvas Draw for Mac.
  • Indicative Icons – Symbols and labels indicate which mode you’re working in at any given time.

For a complete list of new features and improvements, please refer to the Canvas X 2017 and Canvas X 2017 GIS release notes:

Canvas X 2017 and Canvas X 2017 GIS are available for a 1-month free trial at, where you can also find system requirements and additional information. Canvas X 2017 is available for US $599 or a subscription of US $239/year and Canvas X 2017 GIS is available for US $799 or a subscription of US $299/year.