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The UK’s leading traffic sign design software comes with built-in state-of-the-art structural design and doesn’t need an expensive CAD system.
SignPlot is the only system to fully automate the layout and spacing rules of the Traffic Signs Regulations and Traffic Signs Manual. It covers all the signs introduced in the 2016 TSRGD, such as those for temporary lane closures, ‘tiger tails’ and lane bifurcations, and the new options for parking plates.
SignPlot has an amazing tool that automates pretty well everything about direction signs: destinations, mileages, panels, patches, symbols, arrows, route numbers and any regulatory or warning signs shown on them.
SignPlot makes sign design quick, accurate, colourful and economical for both new and experienced designers.
SAVING COST AND TIME
- Quick and easy design of UK traffic signs, supports and foundations
- All relevant DfT spacing and layout rules are applied automatically when required
- The sign area is minimised, saving cost and clutter
- Runs directly under any version of Windows, freeing up your CAD licences for other tasks
- Minimal training needed, with hints and tips to guide new users and avoid mistakes
- The compact sign drawing files are easy to store and email
- Easy to make changes using the original data entry forms or ‘drag-and-drop’, and automatic rebuild of affected signs
DESIGN MADE EASYChanges are reflected immediately
- Produces correct and accurate output first time
- Regulatory sign generator for 70 prescribed signs, plus their permitted variants, or use a flexible TSRGD Schedule 4 procedure
- Directional sign builder with unique sign width control and easy creation of all types of dedicated lane sign.
- Translates into Welsh for bilingual plates
- Automatic sizing and positioning of text and symbols
- Automatic selection of correct alphabet, panels, patches, symbols, etc.
- Built in x-height calculator using DfT formula
- Spelling is checked using the Microsoft Word dictionary
- Displays, prints and copies to other programs razor-sharp colour sign images
- Drag and drop editing and close integration with Windows
- SignLoad Professional, the UK’s most widely used and most economical post and foundation design, is built in at no extra cost
MEETING THE REGULATIONS
DfT design standards have brought consistency to the presentation of information on road signs, but have also made the design task challenging for anyone unfamiliar with the complex layout and spacing rules.
The automation that SignPlot provides enables easy construction of everything from the simplest flag-type, to the most complex gantry-mounted lane indication sign. It helps avoid sign layout errors, whilst minimising design time. Software training costs are reduced and productivity is improved. SignPlot displays a message if it spots a potential mistake and offers to correct the problem.
OVER 750 STANDARD SYMBOLS
SignPlot is supplied with library files containing accurate symbols and signs that scale automatically to the correct size for use on direction signs and parking plates. These are updated regularly generally in advance of new symbols being published by the DfT or Transport Scotland, as SignPlot is used by them to produce official documents.
SignPlot can be supplied with your logo and any tourist, public transport or other symbols specific to your area, or you can import your own bitmap images for use on signs.
NEW IN VERSION 3.7
- SignLoad structural design updated for the 2021 IHE Sign Structures Guide
- Sign and patch colours and symbols for London cycle routes
- Improvements to the Workbench facility
- Enhanced EPS, DXF and DWG export
- Foundation reinforcement check
- NAL retention sockets in foundations
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SignPlot 3 runs on any Windows PC (new or old) and does not need CAD or any other software. It will drive Windows printers and plotters, and other devices, allowing computer-aided manufacture of full-sized traffic signs from the accurate SignPlot graphics. It can be installed on individual computers, on a network for many people to share, or it can be hosted on our servers for you to access over the Internet.