Traffic Sign Computer Aided Design (TraSiCAD) is an easy-to-use Windows application developed by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to interactively design road signs.
Fully dimensioned guide signs that conform to Australian Standard 1743:2018 (Road signs - Specifications) can be created using a "wizard" tool, or alternatively, non-standard signs can be created from first principles. Australian Standard arrow types, roundabouts, diagrammatic direction symbols and route marker shields are provided, as well as a comprehensive selection of service and tourist symbols. Non-standard images can also be imported.
TraSiCAD can export to EMF, BMP and JPG files.
The TraSiCAD wizard enables the following signs to be quickly created:
- Advance direction signs (G1-1, G1-2, G1-4, G1-5 and G1-6)
- Intersection direction signs (G2-1, G2-2, and G2-4)
- Rural road name finger boards (G3-3)
- Reassurance direction signs (G4-1)
Sign face templates are provided for kilometre plates, warning signs, give way signs, stop signs, pedestrian crossing signs and route markers.