KeySIGN is an AutoCAD add-on, road sign design software package allowing you to create 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 offers the complete package, by encompassing automatic sign routines, and being able to build complex map type layouts.
KeySIGN enables us to produce drawings for large contracts as it links seamlessly with drawing production.
Fully Featured Design Tools
Alongside KeySIGN, professional CAD based design enables complete flexibility to design map type signs for ANY road layout. KeySIGN extends familiar CAD techniques so that designers can easily learn sign design tools.
One-Stop-Shop for Signing Scheme Design
KeySIGN provides for a complete approach to sign and sign routing designs. Ordnance Survey mapping can easily be brought into the CAD environment to show in detail the proposed location for each sign to enable designers to think 'Signing System.' Full coloured signs can be shown easily on the location plan.
KeySIGN - the Choice of the Professionals
KeySIGN continues to be used by the DfT for the preparation of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions, and Chapters of the Traffic Signs Manual; and is also used by the Welsh Assembly Government in preparation of the sign design rules for bilingual signs.
Design to Manufacture and Installation
KeySIGN provides the means for manufacturers to automate the cutting of sign face material; provides routines for ensuring suitable cut lines are chosen on plank constructions and with the new KeyPOST add-on, provides options for the designer to analyse the structural post and foundation requirements of the final installations on-site.
Automatic Sign Design
Dialog based entry speeds up the design process and gets it right first time & every time. KeySIGN has the TSRGD rules built in and knows which supplementary plates are allowable as well as the correct x heights from the Traffic Signs Manuals.
Roundtrip to KeyPOST
KeySIGN face designs with extended properties can be exported to KeyPOST. The process to produce a post and foundation design operates as a seamless roundtrip. The roundtrip manages all steps in the design process, reducing the need for detailed knowledge of the menus and other more complex options. The results of the design can then easily be shown on the sign face design drawing. See the KeyPOST page for more information.
Fully Modelled 3D Signs and Foundations
Sign structures can be created in 3D, for placement onto 3D surfaces, visualisation and to assist with BIM clash detection. The sign lettering, symbols and panels are created as full 3D objects to maximise compatibility with other system such as Navisworks.
Comprehensive Sign and Symbol Libraries
KeySIGN includes over 700 standard signs and over 750 symbols within its libraries. This allows scheme signage drawings to be created in the quickest time.
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.