KeySIGN Eire is 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.
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Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only)
32-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor
64-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
32-bit: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
64-bit: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Conventional Displays: 1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True Color
High Resolution & 4K Displays: Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)
Windows display adapter capable of 1360 x 768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS
Disk Space Installation 4.0 GB
Browser Windows Internet Explorer® 11 or later
Network Deployment via Deployment Wizard.
The license server and all workstations that will run applications dependent on network licensing must run TCP/IP protocol.
Either Microsoft® or Novell TCP/IP protocol stacks are acceptable. Primary login on workstations may be Netware or Windows.
In addition to operating systems supported for the application, the license server will run on the Windows Server® 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2 Server editions.
Citrix® XenApp™ 7.6, Citrix® XenDesktop™ 7.6.
Pointing Device MS-Mouse compliant
Digitizer WINTAB support
Note: AutoCAD 64-bit versions cannot be installed on a 32-bit Windows operating system
Keysoft Solutions software supports a full copy of AutoCAD 2014 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 2018 product.
If running any earlier version of AutoCAD, it will be possible to run a PC with reduced specification.
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