Description: The Traffic Graphics Software is a comprehensive set of images for use in CorelDraw, including macros, which help produce professional diagrams easily and quickly. This evaluation examined the effectiveness of the software in creating traffic control diagrams. A full day of training was provided by the Professional Traffic Graphics. The software was evaluated by KDOT personnel from two departments: traffic engineering and public relations. Both areas found the software easy to use and capable of generating complex traffic control diagrams quickly and efficiently. The traffic engineering area felt that the software was powerful and easy-to-use, but not necessarily superior to the CAD-based software currently used for this purpose. The public relations personnel felt that this software would represent an improvement over their current methods of generating traffic control diagrams. One key difference between the two responses may be that the public affairs personnel had previous experience with CorelDraw, whereas the traffic engineering personnel did not. The public affairs personnel felt the software was a good investment and would recommend its purchase if the decision was theirs to make. In general, the Traffic Graphics Software is simple to use, although Corel Draw receives mixed reviews with respect to its learning curve.
Report: MwSWZDI-2000-Meyer-TC_Plan_Software.pdf 66 kb (published 2000)
State conducting research: Kansas