Cenon - Graphics Software with Style

Cenon is a graphical tool of a special kind. Build upon a modular graphics core, Cenon offers a wide variety of applications.
The feature-rich Cenon core is open source software and at home on many computer platforms.

Cenon has been developed with love. The clean user interface on Apple, Linux and other systems (using GNUstep) provides a pleasant user experience.


Vector Design and Desktop Publishing
Vector graphics and desktop publishing (DTP) are specialities of Cenon. Exposing images, complex paths, rich text functions, color shading, printing, batch function, and a multitude of import- and export abilities - easy and beautiful.

Vector Graphics Conversion

Vector Graphics Conversion
Cenon supports many Import- and Export formats, which includes the conversion of graphic formats. The imported data can be fully edited. Import and Export of the formats PostScript (PS+EPS), PDF, DXF, HPGL, Gerber, SVG (Import) and more are part of the Cenon core.


Cenon CAM - Manufacturing with Style
Cenon CAM is a universal manufacturing tool for the professional. That is how Cenon started in 1993, and here Cenon enjoys a strong and growing market position. Cenon's state-of-the-art user-interface and it's well designed features and options like camera gauging make Cenon an attractive tool for sign-making, model-making, and industrial applications.


Cenon Astro (Free in the base version)
A module turns Cenon into an Astro tool with many unique abilities. The free version creates high quality Astro Charts, Astro-Geographical Maps, and more. Cenon Astro is using the precise NASA Ephemeris data. The Fractal Edition of Cenon Astro is trying to builds a bridge to Fractal Geometry.

Aug 2017   New: Cenon 4.0.6 + Fixes and Improvements
Nov 2016   New: Cenon 4.0.5 + Mac OS 10.12 (Sierra), and many improvements
Feb 2016   New: Cenon 4.0.4 + Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan), and many improvements
Feb 2015   New: Cenon 4.0.3 + Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite), and other improvements
Jan 2014   New: Cenon 4.0.2 + Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks)
Dec 2012   New: Cenon 4.0.1 + Code-Signing for Gatekeeper and Mountain-Lion
Dec 2012   New: Cenon 4.0.0 + SVG-Import, 64 Bit, ...
Mar 2012   New: Cenon 3.9.6 + Maintanance Release with fixes
Sep 2011   New: Cenon 3.9.5

Version 4.0.6

 Key Features (free)
Import of vector data (DXF, HPGL, PostScript, PDF, SVG, Gerber...)
Export of vector data (DXF, HPGL, PostScript, Gerber...)
Import of scanned data (TIFF, GIF, JPEG...)
Editing and construction
Publishing (DTP)
More Features

 Cenon Flavors
Cenon CAM (commercial)
Cenon Astro

Apple Mac OS X
OpenStep 4.2
Sun, Free BSD, ... with GNUstep

System requirements
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