Autosign supports text editing on 3D traffic signs.
First, we need to focus that the signs with editable text are containing the suffix "_temp" on their names. This type of signs has a slightly different workflow than the regular ones.
When we select one sign with editable text:
- We need to pick the insertion point in the drawing (same as regular signs)
- The Block editor automatically opens. Here the user is able to make any type of modification over the text of the sign. Once the text/s is set and ready as needed, user just needs to close the Block Editor and save the sign.
- At this point, Autosign takes the user back to the layout, where the 2D traffic sign includes the modifications made before.
- If we go a step forward and we create the 3D model of the sign, we will be also able to see that the text is created within the 3D model.
STEP BY STEP
Autosign official libraries might include sign "templates". The templates are signs which contain some text that is editable by the user. These signs can be recognized by the suffix “_temp” on their names.
The workflow, when inserting this kind of signs, includes some additional steps in comparison with the regular signs:
1. Run the Traffic sign command.
2. Find a traffic sign which contains editable text: this kind of signs can be easily identify by the suffix “_temp”.
3. User carries out the insertion of the sign and defines the position of the sign in the layout as with regular signs.
4. Once the position is defined, Traffic sign editor opens up. Traffic sign editor enables users to customize the different texts of the sign, being able to edit both the content and the properties, as well as defining its position within the sign. At this step, user can also edit/modify colours or any other aspect of the sign if needed.
5. When user finishes the customization of the sign, clicks on "Save block" to insert the customized sign into the layout.
6. Customized sign has the same properties and functionalities on 2D and 3D as regular signs.