Canvas 12 Reviewer’s Guide Create, enhance and share technical illustrations October 2010

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  • Canvas 12Reviewers Guide Create, enhance and share technical illustrationsOctober 2010

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  • ContentsIntroduction3Technical Illustration & Enhancement5Top Features6New Features7 Workflow Integration12Top Features13New Features14Publishing, Presenting & Collaborating17Top Features18New Features19Testimonial22Online Tutorials23System Requirements24Availability 25About ACD Systems26Contact Information27ACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • IntroductionDesigned as an integrated program, Canvas 12 allows professionals in high tech, complex environments to facilitate collaboration between diverse departments on documents, images and data, and to improve productivity and accelerate technical illustration workflow.

    Canvas is the preferred solution for technical illustration in precision industries such as aerospace and automotive, biotechnology and healthcare, education, government, manufacturing, oil, gas and energy, and technology, because it offers the most flexible, scalable and integrated design environment all in one single, workflow-accelerating application.ACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • IntroductionCanvas provides an integrated and highly precise publishing environment which enables users to manipulate and visualize technical data. The program has the full range of precise vector object illustration tools and advanced raster image editing tools that users need all in one single, workflow-accelerating application.

    Users can import over 100 file formats, from the most common to the most specialized, and export to over 80 formats and presentation media, saving valuable time and effort when creating, enhancing and sharing technical illustrations.ACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • Technical Illustration & EnhancementCanvas provides a single integrated software environment for technical illustration. With Canvas, users can work with both vector objects and raster images in the same document.

    In addition, illustrators have access to a larger range of enhancement tools for any kind of graphic, rather than being limited to certain enhancements on vector objects and others on raster images. ACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • Top Features Technical Illustration & EnhancementProductivity Accelerator Save time by completing work in one application

    Precision Drawing Create Visuals from Raw and Technical Data

    Precision ScalingPrecision scalability is one of Canvas core capabilities, because it can accurately represent any object property to within .035 micronsACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • New Features Technical Illustration & EnhancementSymbol PenCreate pen strokes using symbolsEliminates the time-consuming task of aligning symbols along a pathCanvas 12 automatically generates lines made up of shapes or symbolsDraw with these repeated symbol motifs like with any other digital pen strokeFPOFPOACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • New Features Technical Illustration & EnhancementSymbol LibraryMake any vector object into a symbolAccess sets in the Symbol Library or organize symbol sets by keyword and/or by re-categorizing symbols to match a unique workflowUtilize thousands of new Canvas symbols or access thousands of commonly used and highly specialized technical symbols

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  • New Features Technical Illustration & EnhancementSmart Vector Fill ToolFill visually enclosed regions created by object overlaps with just one click without needing to redraw regions as standalone objectsColor visually-enclosed regions created by overlapping objects

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  • New Features Technical Illustration & EnhancementSmart JoinAutomatically rejoin segmented objects into one

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  • New Features Technical Illustration & EnhancementPrecise Perimeter-Based Illustration ScalingScale simple or composite vector objects based on area or perimeter values. Simply enter a value in the Scale Options dialog box, choose Percentage or Absolute, and click a different origin point if desired. Allows for scaling a pen weight.

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  • Workflow IntegrationIn specialized workflows that require high level format support and sophisticated methods of data acquisition, visualization and analysis, Canvas has the crucial ability to accurately measure, edit, and export digital images that contain up to 32 bits per channel of data.

    Specialized imaging instrumentation within the medical, geological, and other related scientific industries often creates image or data files that contain more than 16 bits of data per grayscale channel. Canvas combines its professionally engineered technology core with a number of refined user interface components that address these needs.ACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • Top Features Workflow IntegrationSeamless Integration Easily integrate technical illustration with more than 100 file import filters

    Scientific Imaging Support for scientific formats and workflows through an array of tools to measure, analyze, import and export digital images

    Engineering and CAD An essential component of engineering and CAD workflows. Canvas assists in fully integrating complex engineering work environmentsACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • New Features Workflow IntegrationGeometric Import & ExportImport any objects geometry and Canvas 12 automatically draws the object based on the specified coordinatesEasily create illustrations and graphics based on precise measurementsSpecify and manipulate both the location and geometric dimensions of rectangles, ovals, lines, polygons, beziers and arcsView an objects geometric properties in a spreadsheet-like gridImport and export text file representations of objectsACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • New Features Workflow Integration3D View3D object into a Canvas document and visualize, annotate and embellish its many different views without having to redraw the views in two dimensions View and enhance the latest AutoCAD-DXF/DWG 3D object file formats by simply importing a 3D fileCanvas 12 integrates into AutoCAD 3D workflowsACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • New Features Workflow IntegrationMulti-SaveExport documents to many formats at once with just one click by using the new Multi-Save command. Choose desired export formats, including BMP, CGM, GIF, JPG, PCX, PDF, PNG, TGA, and TIF Click Save to Multi-save that document; and from there on, Canvas will save to all the formats selectedACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • Publishing, Presenting & CollaboratingCreating great-looking publications and presentations, in collaboration with colleagues, is quick and easy in Canvas. The application has everything you need to create professional documents and presentations, including the Symbol Library and the pre-installed Canvas symbol sets, top quality raster image rendering, robust page and text formatting, and pre-press tools.ACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • Top Features Publishing, Presenting & CollaboratingFacilitated Formatting A full range of traditional text formatting and style tools, as well as page formatting and column creation capabilities

    Document types for every purpose Specialized document types for publication and presentation needs

    Easy Annotation and Markup Editing, proofing and annotation tools help users collaborate with colleaguesACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • New Features Publishing, Presenting & CollaboratingImproved Flowchart toolsMake data flowcharts with new speed and flexibility Choose symbol size, shape, and Smart Line attributes, and click to placeScreen shotsACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • New Features Publishing, Presenting & CollaboratingLink Manager (with Hotspotting) Add hyperlinks to documents and then export themExport to PDF or HTML with the links intact ACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • New Features Publishing, Presenting & CollaboratingPage Navigator Instantly navigate within multiple page Illustration, Publication, Animation and Presentation documents with the click of a page thumbnail. Page Navigator is both dockable and floatable for extra convenienceACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • Online TutorialsFor more information and online tutorials, visit the Canvas Support Page:

    http://www.acdsee.com/support/products/canvas/12 ACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • System RequirementsHardwareIntel Pentium 4 or better512 MB RAM installed (1 GB RAM recommended)700 MB free hard disk space (1.5 GB recommended)16-bit color or higher (True color recommended)1024x768 or higher screen resolution recommendedDVD drive to install from the installer disk

    SoftwareMicrosoft Windows XP Home or Professional operating system (with Service Pack 2 installed), Windows Vista or Windows 7Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (7.0 or higher recommended) - to view the HelpACD Systems International, Inc.Page *

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  • AvailabilityReleased in fall 2010, Canvas 12 is available for $599.00 (USD).

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