KeySIGN Eire is Irish road sign software, an AutoCAD add-on for creating Republic of Ireland road signs in a simple-to-learn design suite.
Using fully compliant transport fonts and symbols, your designs will be automatically drawn to industry standards. The layouts can then be fine tuned to ensure they are both readable and aesthetically pleasing.
KeySIGN Eire is the essential all round, complete design tool for sign design and fabrication.
Destination Gazetteer with Officially Approved Listing
Bilingual destinations and other text can be created from a place name gazetteer, provided by the DoT and officially Irish language approved, and presented in an easy to use dialog. A simple filter approach quickly narrows the search down in just a few clicks.
Many Rules Applied Automatically
Different sign types often have individual layout rules, and these dimensions are applied automatically. Some signs can be built from dialog based entry, the final layout being drawn out completely automatically by KeySIGN. Full design details are shown individually for each completed sign, such as x-height, sign width and height and sign colours.
From Design to Manufacture
Signs can be directly printed or cut from KeySIGN Eire. For plank construction signs you can ensure the cut lines are optimally placed. Your designs can also be exported to KeyPOST which provides for suitable structural and foundation arrangements to EN 12899-1:2007 to be determined.
Multiple Sign Assemblies
Complete sign assemblies can be designed, even when the width of one sign depends on another. Sign elements such as route text, arrows and symbols are placed automatically, according to the TSM rules, within the sign border, for example destinations ‘blocks’ ranged right for right turns, and ranged left for left and straight ahead junction exits. This is shown here for a classic sign assembly design for the junction of a National route with a Regional route.
Professional CAD Based Design
Map type signs can be built effortlessly. For roundabout signs the rules governing the symbol in the Traffic Signs Manual are applied automatically. Grade separated junction signs are created by the simple placement of destinations and their associated route around pre-drawn symbols. Alignment tools are provided to ensure their accurate placement.
Officially Approved Design Software
KeySIGN Eire continues to be used by the DoT and the NRA, and is the software of choice in the preparation of the Working Drawings for signs prescribed in the Traffic Signs Manual. In the KeySIGN UK is used by the DfT for the preparation of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions and Chapters of the UK Traffic Signs Manual. In addition our experience with bilingual signing extends to working closely with the Welsh Assembly Government in the preparation of the sign design rules for bilingual signs.
We offer the following recommended specification for the PC, which has been derived from the requirements for AutoCAD 2019 products, published by Autodesk.
If running any earlier version of AutoCAD, it may be possible to run a PC with reduced specification.
Supported operating systems:
• Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 with KB4019990 (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit)
• Microsoft® Windows® 10 Anniversary Update (64-bit only) (version 1607 or higher)
Basic • 2.5-2.9 GHz processor
• 3+ GHz processor
Basic • 8 GB Recommended • 16 GB
1920x1080 with True Color
High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840x2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Should be supported by the application
• 1 GB GPU with 29 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant
• 4 GB GPU with 106 GB/s Bandwidth and DirectX11 compliant
Keysoft Solutions software supports a full copy of AutoCAD 2015 or later and associated vertical products, such as AutoCAD Map, Civil 3D, etc..
The specification above has been derived from the requirements for the AutoCAD 2019 product.
If running any earlier version of AutoCAD, it will be possible to run a PC with reduced specification.
Please contact us for any further details.