• RE: KeyLINES wishes - add here

    Hi again Mike.

    Thanks for posting for posting a couple more good wish items. 

    Regarding the object snap settings, there is supposed to be a 'putting back' already within the system. It is intended to notice the setting at the start and then switch them back at the end. I think there might be an issue however if you change the osnap setting part way through drawing a line and then KeyLINES still puts things back to what they were before you started.  I will log the issue and also do some 'try this' 'try that' prodding around to see if I can find some consistent examples.

    Regarding the cushions, these are set out using advice from an original document about their spacing (I think it might have been from Devon). The issue is that if you move the cushions further apart then it is possible for motorists to drive in-between them without going over a bump and therefore continue higher speeds. I think the best way to achieve your requirements in the short term would be to draw a separate cushion for each lane that you want, one at a time, and then try to limit the number of schemes that use different spacing.


    Alan Mason, Product Manager, Keysoft Solutions

  • RE: Export to BIM

    Hi Katherine, thank you for posting to the forum.

    I will download those dwg files now and have a look at whether there is some issue within the contents.
    I will email you back directly with details of what I find.

    Alan Mason, Product Manager, Keysoft Solutions.
  • RE: KeyLINES wishes - add here

    Hi again Mike, thanks for another great post.

    Yes those will be two excellent additions to the set of adv cycle stop line markings.

    I have logged the wish into our system so that it can be worked on with other wishes.

    Many thanks for taking the time to do that image and add the wish in the forum.


    Alan Mason, Product Manager, Keysoft Solutions.

  • RE: Copy paste differences between kaysign/ Autocad

    Hi Colin,  Thank you for posting to the forum.

    At the moment there are some restrictions on pasting signs away from KeySIGN, especially using 'paste as a block'.  We are working on the issues and hope to have made some improvements for the next release.

    In the meantime there are a couple of ways around this.
    (1) Open the dwg where you are wanting to paste in KeySIGN.  Copy+paste should work OK from one KeySIGN drawing to another KeySIGN drawing. Even if you open a KeyLINES drawing in KeySIGN just to do the paste and then reopen it KeyLINES afterwards, that should work OK.
    (2) Use the "Export Sign to acad format" menu item (or type EXPORTFORACAD). This will create a separate dwg (like wblock does) in which all the sign items have been turned into native acad objects.  You can then use the standard acad INSERT command to insert this dwg as a block into other drawings. Exporting this way will allow you to insert in plain AutoCAD away from KeySIGN.

    Sorry to read about the difficulties you have experienced, and thanks for raising the issue so we can ensure things are better in the next update(s). I also hope the above with assist you until then.

    Alan Mason, Product Manager, Keysoft Solutions.
  • RE: KeyLINES wishes - add here

    Hi Mike,  thanks again for posting on the forum,

    Regarding the triangles on a ramp, I agree it would be a very good idea to draw them as part of the ramp. So I have added such a request to the wish list.

    Regarding the hump edge line, I was a little surprised that the usual split / pick/ offset options were not available with this marking. I suppose that is because it doesn't usually have arcs or go along lane lines. But again it seems a great suggestion to make that marking have an 'offset' option, so it is now on the wish list too.

    Great suggestions.

    Alan Mason, Product Manager, Keysoft Solutions.
  • RE: KeyLINES wishes - add here

    Hi Annette,

    Well you'll be pleased to know the layers aren't in the latest version, so when your IT install 9.0 you will find they are no longer preloaded.

    The layers were defined within the default DWT that loads with KeyLINES.  If you use a different dwt then you will find different layers when you start your drawing.  You will also find that the desktop icon has the dwt in the various bits of the 'target' line of text.  You may be able to change that text to another dwt if you so wish.

    Many Thanks for asking about it.


  • RE: Village name plates

    Hiya Jon,
    Thanks for asking about this in the forum.
    I will try to keep my answer brief but do my best to explain things.

    It is always going to be a bit more involved with boundary signs, because you have a lot of freedom to step away from normal rules. Colours, sizes, shapes and fonts can all be varied in 2401, 2402.1 and 2403.1.
    2402.1: This sign has two versions. The simple 'one line' place name is just created in the exact same way as a non-primary sign. With the second one that has different sized text, it is important to consider which text is the normal 8sw high text, which text has been scaled up and if any text is scaled down. Looking closely at the working drawing it is clear the 'Welcome to' is the normal sized letters. It is this 'Welcome to' that remains 8sw high and the border size is related to this. The AXTLEY has been scaled up. The detail block x height must also be entered based on the normal sized 8sw text, not the AXTLEY text.
    2403.1: The sign has an additional bulge at the top. Currently in KeySIGN the bulge must be added manually, using AutoCAD commands to draw, offset and trim the sign border. You would start by creating the sign without the bulge in a similar way to 2042.1 then explode the sign borders so that they can be trimmed and filleted together with any bulge added. We already have a 'wishlist' item to create 2403.1 sign in a quicker way, which Keysoft intends to develop in the near future.
    Hope this helps to explain things, but feel free to email support if you require more detailed help.
  • RE: KeyLINES wishes - add here

    Hiya Micheal,

    There is a command that is more flexible in that it draws around curves and straights, use the 'by picking' item. (or type DRAGONS1)
    However this will still do a full set of 20 pairs of teeth.

    I was just going to log this wish into our system, when I noticed there is already one there, 'to be able to create dragons teeth with less than the full amount', so I had added your request into that item for you.

    Many Thanks

  • Warning Hedgehogs! New sign diag 551.3

    Yes, you may have seen reports in the news, there is a new NP551.3 warning sign.

    We are already working on adding this into KeySIGN and it should make it's appearance in the next version.

    I am curious to know if anyone has used it yet and indeed if you have any photos.

  • KeyLINES wishes - add here

    If you would like something adding or changing in KeyLINES, then please add you comments to this thread. 

    Alan Mason, Product Manager, Keysoft Solutions.