How to design with generic products

This article will show you how to design and space plan with a collection of standard products that are available to all users.

Within our public Products database of over 27,000 skus, we do offer a collection of standard products that you can design mood boards with and even use to layout floor plans and space plan with. This can be helpful when you just need a placeholder product in your furniture layout.

Each product in the Canoa's Standards collection includes a name, image, basic sizing dimensions, and a scaled 2D drawing. These standards are great to design with as thought-starters for space planning.

How to view standard products:

  1. Open the Products tab in the left-side navigation bar.

  2. In the main search bar, type in Canoa Standards. (You can also search for Canoa Standards in the Brand drop-down field).

  1. You can also search for this standard collection in Canvas.

  2. Within a Canvas, click on the + button to add a product.

  3. Type in Canoa Standards to either the product search bar or in the Brand drop-down menu.

  4. Bring in the standard product you want to design with by dragging and dropping it into the Canvas.

Remember: You can toggle between three assets of each standard product - it's image, it's product card with the basic data, and it's 2D vector drawing.

What does the Canoa Standards collection include?

  • Plants

  • Tables

  • Chairs

  • Desks

  • Sofas

  • Workstations

  • Storage

  • Accessories

  • Stools

The Canoa team is continuing to add more products to this generic collection. Send us a note to if you want to recommend a new placeholder block that we should add!

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