Canvas Link becomes part of Tri Vantage Family

July 14, 2009 - United States Of America

Just over 12 years ago, Canvas Link began with a simple idea to create easy to use tools that help awning fabricators boost the efficiency and success of their daily operations. With programs that design and visualize awning and sign projects, and quickly and easily offer accurate quotations, Canvas Link products are used by fabricators throughout the world on a daily basis.

"With a constant commitment to quality software and excellent support, Canvas Link products have become powerful tools for fabricators everywhere," said Steve Ellington, Tri Vantage president and general manager. "Through the addition of Canvas Link to our family of products, we've expanded opportunities to help our customers grow their businesses and create future possibilities. Canvas Link will continue to develop new solutions to help Tri Vantage customers drive their businesses forward."

Canvas Link software programs include Awning Composer and Estimator Link. Awning Composer uses a 3D graphic system that allows fabricators to superimpose 3D models of awnings and signs onto digital images of a customer's home or business. They rotate, size and move objects, then choose the fabric, valance, text and graphics to create a realistic view of a potential awning that answers the question, "What will it look like?"

Estimator Link generates accurate and consistent estimates, making the estimation process for awnings quick and easy. Designed by and for awning professionals, Estimator Link is user-friendly and comes complete with more than 48 customizable formulas loaded with industry standard metrics that can instantly produce estimates simply by entering height, width and projection.

Canvas Link also offers Training CDs, which are self-paced and can help fabricators bring their employees up-to-speed on the ins and outs of the entire fabrication process. The CDs provide valuable information to everyone from beginners to the most experienced fabricators.