GuideSIGN Plus

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GuideSIGN™ PLUS is the complete solution that contains all three modules; Sign Design, Sign Planning and Pavement Marking. Take advantage of the latest additions to the GuideSIGN™ product family which sets a new standard in safety, compliancy and efficiency. GuideSIGN™ Plus has all the features necessary to take care of all your traffic sign design and planning needs.

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 PUBLISHED STANDARDS/SOURCES AND REPORTING FEATURES GuideSIGN Plus GuideSIGN GuideSIGN SIGMA
USA | MUTCD Editions: 2009 edition with 2004 SHSM, 2012 Supplement
USA | MUTCD Editions: 1988, 2003
Canada | MUTCDC Canada Editions: Interm 2020 (to be replaced with 2021 when updated TAC-ATC standards are released.)
Canada | MUTCDC Canada Editions: 1998, 2002
Australia | AS-1743 2018 Road Sign Specifications; Standard Alphabets for Road Signs
Australia | AS-1743 1975, 2015 Road Sign Specifications; Standard Alphabets for Road Signs
Place standard or regional specific drawing sheets around one or more signs
Place standard or regional fabrication reports and dimension options around sign
Sign data can be exported to common text documents
SIGN DESIGN FEATURES  GuideSIGN Plus  GuideSIGN  GuideSIGN SIGMA
Accent tool to place French and Spanish accents into text
Create guide signs using a graphic library of custom or included templates based on national standards
Design street signs with a graphic library of custom or included templates based on national standards
Multiple street signs can be generated from a selected template and added list of names and block numbers
Over 200 new sign templates specifically created for the MUTCD 2009 edition
Design guide and street signs with a graphic library of custom or included templates based on national standards
Addition of eight new multi-headed diagrammatic arrow types for Roundabouts, Thru-Turn (2 shafts), Split (2 shafts), and, Left-Thru-Right (3 shafts)
HIGHWAY FONTS & PANEL STYLES  GuideSIGN Plus  GuideSIGN  GuideSIGN SIGMA
Compatibility with TrueType®, ClearviewHwy® and FHWA 2000 Series fonts
Panel styles support various sign designations for standard road classification
Create signs conforming to MUTCD standards for panel sizes, colors, borders
Support of US MUTCD 2009 edition with 2004 SHSM, 2012 Supplement with updated panel styles for guide, street, exit, regulatory, warning, and construction signs
Support of US MUTCD 2009 edition with 2004 SHSM, 2012 Supplement for colors. Color selection now includes a set of all standard MUTCD colors along with the ability to define custom RGB colors
Exit panel shields for HOV, Toll, and Exit Number with full color symbol support.
Over 200 templates specifically created for the MUTCD 2009 with 2004 SHSM, 2012 Supplement.
OBJECT CUSTOMER DESIGN AND HANDLING FEATURES  GuideSIGN Plus  GuideSIGN  GuideSIGN SIGMA
Design custom multi-headed diagrammatic directional arrow types (for Overhead and Overhead Per Lane)
Create custom panel styles or custom templates to meet state standards for sign design
Create customized symbols, exit panels, and shields
Point to Point snap for selecting key points on fixed objects in a panel design for precise placement of other objects
Snap to border lets short lines attach to a border with needing a margins separation
Center in Panel feature for centering one or more objects in a panel between a vertical short line and a border
“WYDIWYG” AND SIGN CUTTING FEATURES   GuideSIGN Plus  GuideSIGN  GuideSIGN SIGMA
Display dimensions for border insets, text string lengths, spacing, panel size, font size
Display modes show signs in a variety of ways including black and white, color, or outline
Export Sign for Cutter feature enables the selection of components of a sign, compressing the spacing between objects to save material, and export as a DXF file
Exported objects can be separated into color dependant files for cutting
SIGN PLAN  GuideSIGN Plus  GuideSIGN  GuideSIGN SIGMA
Toggle from 2D to 3D to view sign assemblies from different angles  
Create custom annotation sets for sign facing and customize sign support symbols  
Use sign plan templates to place sign assemblies for common scenarios  
Create sign assemblies from standard signs or user defined signs  
Supports multiple sign facings, various mounting and status options  
Define reference lines, including horizontal clearances to locate sign assemblies in plan drawings  
PAVEMENT MARKINGS  GuideSIGN Plus  GuideSIGN  GuideSIGN SIGMA
Add in all types of pavement markings based on federal and state specific standards including Pavement Lines, Symbols, Hatches, Yield Lines & Crosswalks  
Additional pavement markings for Bicycle Lanes, Bus Lanes and HOV Lanes  
Produce road markings reports for cost estimates  
Dynamically edit pavement marking objects with grips and by properties  
Roundabout Arrows  
More selections for placings Crosswalks and Hatches  
Add Text templates for placing on Pavements  
Different Curb Colors available  
Additional pavement markings like Raised Pavement markers, “No Blocking” markers and Tactile Markings  
Custom Blocks and Markings  
Add GIS/BIM information into pavement marking objects for export