Files with cnv extension can be nowadays mostly found as drawings created and saved using the Canvas graphics drawing software.

There are 5 other file types using
the CNV file extension!

empty icon.cnv - Microsoft Word text conversion data

cnv icon.cnv - Corel WordPerfect temporary data

empty icon.cnv - WS_FTP Pro upload conversion data

empty icon.cnv - FARSITE optional conversion data

empty icon.cnv - IBM DB2 conversion data

CNV file extension - Canvas drawing (version 6-8)

What is cnv file? How to open cnv files?

File type specification:

Vector graphic file type icon Vector graphic file type

File extension cnv is nowadays mainly associated with the Canvas, a graphics drawing, imaging, and publishing software for Windows developed by ACD Systems.

A typical .cnv file stores drawing (usually vector, might be raster) created in the Canvas version 6 to 8.

The default software associated to open cnv file:

Canvas icon

ACD Systems International Inc. logoCanvas  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
ACD Systems International Inc.

Canvas is drawing software used to create technical illustrations and graphics. It is also able publish them via printers, or shared them on the Internet.

Help how to open:

Mainly use Canvas to open and work with .cnv drawing files.

How to convert:

Canvas drawings can be typically exported to other graphics formats or as PDF documents either in Canvas it self, or other program that support this file type.

Find conversions from cnv file:

cnv to 3dc

cnv to dxf

cnv to pdf

Find converter to cnv file type:

cvi to cnv

cvs to cnv

cvx to cnv

dwg to cnv

dxf to cnv

pdf to cnv

List of software applications associated to the .cnv file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cnv file, edit cnv file, convert cnv file, view cnv file, play cnv file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting cnv files.

Software that open cnv file - Canvas drawing (version 6-8)

Programs supporting the exension cnv on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open cnv file action.

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