GuideSIGN

COMPARE VERSION RELEASES OF GUIDESIGN

GuideSIGN™ takes care of the details such as letter spacing, border widths, and panel dimensioning. And with all the sign panels and standard signs at your call means you’ll be done in a fraction of the time. The latest GuideSIGN version now allows you to use the new accent tool to add French and Spanish accents into text for regions with non-English place names.

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SIGN DESIGN FEATURES GuideSIGN 8.0 GuideSIGN 7.1 GuideSIGN 7
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)
Accent tool to place French and Spanish accents into text
HIGHWAY FONTS AND PANEL STYLES GuideSIGN 8.0 GuideSIGN 7.1 GuideSIGN 7
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 updated panel styles for guide, street, exit, regulatory, warning, and construction signs
 Support of US MUTCD 2009 edition 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 new templates specifically created for the MUTCD 2009.
OBJECT CUSTOM DESIGN AND HANDLING FEATURES GuideSIGN 8.0 GuideSIGN 7.1 GuideSIGN 7
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 8.0 GuideSIGN 7.1 GuideSIGN 7
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
PUBLISHED STANDARDS/SOURCES AND REPORTING FEATURES GuideSIGN 8.0 GuideSIGN 7.1 GuideSIGN 7
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