What can I do with my Canvas Account?

The Short Answer

Your Canvas account is a streamlined way to access all of our products and services via a single identity. It gives you the ability to sync your payment, contact, and order information across devices and your online account portal on canvas.io, where you can, view and print order invoices, check order status, view your CAD files and scans with our web viewer (more information about our web viewer here), and place Scan To CAD orders for uploaded scans.

While there’s no requirement to create a free Canvas account, using a Canvas account gives you more control over and insight into your projects. To create an account, simply open the Canvas app, tap “Sign Up” in the sidebar, and enter your relevant information (like name, email, and payment details). 

A Canvas account is also required to sign up for Canvas Business, which includes a ton of perks for customers regularly scanning with Canvas for their business. You can read more about Canvas Business here: What is Canvas Business?.

The Long Answer

Your Canvas account comes with a variety of tools designed to make using Canvas easy, convenient, and powerful. Click the links to skip ahead:

Create an Account [iPad and iPhone Only]

Log In

Place Online Scan To CAD Orders

Web Viewer

Order History

Download CAD and Scan Files

Contact and Payment Information

Access and Download Invoices

Canvas Business

Creating an account

Creating an account must be done from within the Canvas app on iPhone or iPad and is not yet available on the Canvas website.


  1. If you are opening Canvas for the first time, you can swipe left on your screen until you see and tap the "Get Started"
  2. Tap “Sign Up” on the main page (if you don't see this you can navigate to the menu and tap "Sign Up")
  3. Enter your preferred email (don’t worry, you can change this later)
  4. Create a secure password
  5. Enter your name
  6. Tap “Done” to create your account


  1. Tap the gear icon to open the settings
  2. Tap "Account"
  3. Tap "Sign Up" and enter your preferred account email

Log in to your account

Account Portal

  1. Go to https://canvas.io
  2. Click "Log In" at the top right corner
  3. Enter your account email and password
  4. If you don't have or forgot your password, click "Forgot Password" and enter your account email


  1. Tap gear icon to open settings
  2. Then "Account" at the bottom of the menu
  3. Tap "Log In" and use your account email and password to log in


  1. Swipe right to open main menu
  2. Tap "Log In" to enter your information
  3. Enter the account email and password
  4. Tap “Log In” in the top right

Ordering scans online

Your Canvas Account Portal also allows you to place Scan To CAD orders online for uploaded scans, rather than on your iPad or iPhone. This means you can have one person out scanning in the field and uploading scans, and a different person ordering them later. It also means you could scan all the rooms in a home, upload everything for safekeeping (and using our 3D Web Viewer for measurements), and then selectively convert the rooms you need for that project via Scan To CAD later.

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Click on the Uploaded Scans tab next to Order History
  3. Click the name of the home on the left
  4. Here are all uploaded scans of that home
  5. Click Scan To CAD button to start the order
  6. Select each scan you want to process by clicking, then click Next
  7. Choose Scan To CAD output
  8. Select "Yes, merge my scans" if you want to receive a single, global CAD model
  9. Review order details (from top to bottom): 
    1. Processing Priority: You can rush process the order for an additional 20%
    2. Indicate if the order contains interior/exterior/both. Processing exteriors and interiors requires an additional cost for processing. More information available here: Can I use Canvas to scan exteriors?
    3. Estimated area and price per scan
    4. Total (best estimate) and hold amount
    5. Estimated delivery date. Most orders can be processed within 2 days, but processing time can be affected by order size and complexity. More information here
  10. Select/enter payment method and place order

Canvas Web Viewer

  1. Log into your account
  2. The Order History page will load automatically
  3. Search for the order using scan name, home name, order ID, etc.
  4. Click on the thumbnail and the Web Viewer will open!

Order History

With a Canvas account, you can view your full order history from your online Account Portal or from the iPad app. When you view your orders online, you can download any associated files.

You can also use your order history to see estimated and completed delivery dates for orders, as well as download invoices. You can learn more about retrieving invoices here

Learn more about using the Web Viewer here

Download CAD and Scan Files

From your Canvas Account Portal online, you can download your CAD files and your original and reprocessed scans as well.  

CAD Files

  1. Log in to your Canvas Account Portal at https://canvas.io
  2. In "Order History", search for the order by email, home name, scan name, or order ID
  3. Click on the Order ID
  4. Click "CAD Files" to download all your files in one .zip file.

Scan Files

  1. Log into your Canvas Account Portal at https://canvas.io
  2. In "Order History", search for the order by email, home name, scan name, or order ID
  3. [Optional] Click on "Download All" to download all associated files (includes CAD files)
  4. Click the order ID hyperlink
  5. [Optional] Click "Download All" to download all associated files including CAD files
  6. Click "Colorized Scan" to download the .obj, .mtl, and .jpg files as a .zip file

Additionally, each order through your Canvas account comes with access to our 3D Web Viewer! The web viewer lets you view, measure, or share your CAD files (or scans) in a browser without any other software! Just click on the scan thumbnail and start viewing. You can read more about our web viewer here: What is the Canvas Web Viewer and how do I use it?

Contact and Payment Information

With your Canvas account, all of your payment details, contact information, membership settings, and preferences are synced across between devices and your account portal. 

To access, change, or edit these details through the Canvas Account Portal:

  1. Log in and navigate to your account view 
  2. Click “Settings”
  3. To change payment details click “Payment Method” (you can add multiple cards and select a default)
  4. To change your account details (i.e. name, account email, or delivery email, which is optional) click “Account Information”
  5. See below for changing membership or units

Now, anytime you log in to a new device, you won’t have to reenter your account details (especially emails and credit card information).

Please note that the default payment method will be the payment method for all devices and users of that account, and all payment methods will be available to all users of the account.


Changing units will change the display of units across the Canvas app and your Scan To CAD results. You can learn more about changing units here

Download Invoice

  1. Log in to your account portal on canvas.io
  2. Search for the order under Order History (you can search by order ID, home name, scan name, or email)
  3. Click the “Invoice” next to the order ID
  4. This will open a new tab/window with the invoice for you to print or view

If there is any information you need to be included or changed, just contact us at support@canvas.io, and we’ll do what we can to help.

Canvas Business

If you’re interested in Canvas Business, you can view or change your membership through settings > Membership. Canvas Business includes perks like discounted Scan To CAD, priority support, and premium features, and you can learn more about it here: What is Canvas Business?