How to export or print your Canvas

This article will show you how to export your work out of Canvas and create PDFs, JPEGs, PNGs, DWGs, DXFs, and CSVs.

Export Selection icon!

Need to take your work out of Canvas and bring it into PowerPoint, or GoogleSlides, or Miro, or Figma, or Canva, or Excel, or AutoCAD, or Rhino, or SketchUp, or attach it in an email? There are so many places you can take the work you complete on Canoa. And we make it easy with the Export Selection icon. You are able to export and download all items out of Canvas with the use of this button. Simply follow these easy steps to learn how:

How to Export elements out of Canvas:

  1. Select the item that you would like to export out of Canvas, and the menu of icons will appear just below them.

  2. Find the Export Selection icon to the far right, and click it.

  3. The Export menu will pop up.

  4. Choose your Format in the dropdown menu selection - PDF, JPEG, PNG, DWG, DXF, or CSV.

  5. Choose your file size in the Size dropdown menu selection - 0.5x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x, 2.5x, 3x.

  6. Click Download. Your file will most likely download into your downloads folder on your computer.

The Export Selection icon appears in the icon menu below the selected items.

You can select one item to export individually, or select multiple items at once to export all into one file.

The Export menu to choose your Format and file Size.

Pro Tip: Here, Size corresponds to output image size or resolution. For smaller file sizes, choose the lower number. For bigger file sizes, choose the higher numbers. At Canoa, we recommend choosing 2x - which usually outputs crisp, clear files that don't take up too much space on your computer.

Elements that can be Exported out of Canvas:

  • Product Cards | Supported file types: PDF, JPEG, PNG

  • Images | Supported file types: PDF, JPEG, PNG

  • Product Drawings (2D vector drawings) | Supported file types: PDF, JPEG, PNG, DWG, DXF

  • Floor Plans | Supported file types: PDF, JPEG, PNG, DWG, DXF

  • Areas | Supported file types: PDF, JPEG, PNG, DWG, DXF

  • Frames | Supported file types: PDF, JPEG, PNG, DWG, DXF

  • Schedules | Supported file types: PDF, JPEG, PNG, CSV

  • Projects | Supported file types: PDF, JPEG, PNG, CSV

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Here is an example of a Floor Plan that was space planned with Areas and 2D product drawings in Canvas, and now is being exported out of Canvas as a DWG file and imported into AutoCAD.

Scaled Floor Plan in Canvas:

This scaled floor plan includes 2D vector product drawings and is broken into Areas. Export as DWG file.

Same scaled Floor Plan with product drawings and Areas imported into AutoCAD:

The DWG file from Canvas imported into AutoCAD

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