highway sign making software

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Santa Fe Jack, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Santa Fe Jack

    Santa Fe Jack Member

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    I was just reading one of my trade rags, Civil Engineering magazine, and noticed an ad for some software for making highway signs - you know, the big green signs with distinctive lettering and all. I thought - hey, this could be useful for modelers! And they have a demo version, though it is severly impaired. Still potentially useful, though.

    So, the company's web site is http://www.transoftsolutions.com, and the proper download for the demo for Windows that does not require CAD software is http://www.transoftsolutions.com/downloader/gsw.asp

    With the demo version, you can make up some basic signs -- perhaps enough to be useful on a layout if you fiddle with the scale enough.
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    One thing for sure, I can't use it. It won't recognize Windows 98 and I'm not going to change operating systems just to use one program.
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    I got a program sent to me at work on CD that has a bunch of Hazmat placards. Apparently, the company that produces it figured we'd have a use for hazmat placards (which we really don't). I ordered some anyway to hang in the classroom, and checked out the rest of the CD.

    These things are GREAT for making HO placard decals.

    Now if only I could find that CD again.... :rolleyes:
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  5. Santa Fe Jack

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    Oh, yes - that's great. No printing functionality, it seems, but you can always do a screen grab and print that.

    Thanks for the tip!