Canvas X Draw lets you import and export files in many different formats, letting you easily work with colleagues who use different applications and formats. Since the native Canvas X Draw format (.CVD) saves all the objects, properties, and effects that your document can contain, it's recommended that you always save your document in this format, in addition to saving or exporting the document in other formats.
When you save or export a document in a non-Canvas X Draw format, you should be aware of the capabilities and limitations of that file format, so that you can avoid problems such as lost information and printing errors. For example, some formats support only one type of data (vector, raster, or text), while others support multiple types.
In Canvas X Draw you can open a file directly, or you can create a Canvas X Draw document and then place one or more files into it. This lets you work on a single file, or combine files of different formats into a single document.
In the Open or Place dialog box, select the file you want to open, then click the Open or Place button.
For some file formats, a dialog box presents options for opening files. Select the appropriate settings, then click OK.