The File Extensions Database

.CVX File Extension

  • Developer by: ACD Systems
  • Category: Vector Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .CVX file?

.CVX is Canvas Drawing File

Drawing file created by Canvas, a program used to create technical illustrations and other drawings; may contain both raster and vector graphics; also includes project drawing settings such as layers and image effects; can be saved as Canvas proprietary .CVI images, or exported to one of over 40 different raster and vector file formats.

CVX files were introduced with Canvas version 9. Canvas 11 still uses ".cvx" as the default extension for saving drawing projects. CVX files are compatible with Canvas 6 and later.

NOTE: ACD Systems discontinued Canvas development for the Mac after Canvas X, which was released in 2005. Canvas 11 was developed exclusively for Windows.

Programs that open Canvas Drawing File
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
ACD Canvas 9 Viewer
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
ACD Canvas 9 Viewer

How to solve problems with CVX files

  • Associate the CVX file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CVX file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CVX files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CVX file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CVX is Canvas Drawing File. Because only the current version supports the latest CVX file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the ACD Systems manufacturer website after an available .CVX is Canvas Drawing File update.
  • To make sure that your CVX file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.