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.sp File Extension

Developer: Buchanan Computing
File type: SignPlot Traffic Sign File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .sp. Files with the file extension .sp can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .sp files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .sp file?

UK uses the SignPlot program especially for traffic management and the UK traffic signs that have been designed using this program are called SP files. The DFT Traffic Signs and regulation layout and spacing rules are automated using these SP files because they contain data such as texts and vector images in order to successfully design as well as print traffic signs for the UK. SP files allow the printing of these signs in truly top quality even if the sizes of these printed signs are big. This is because SignPlot contains built-in images that are printable even in large formats since the main purpose of the program is to create signs that can easily be posted as soon as printed. This program is a necessary program for UK especially when it comes to managing their traffic and SP files contribute to its usefulness as it allows the placement of traffic signs quickly and easily.

how to open a .sp file?

Launch a .sp file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .sp file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .sp files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .sp file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .sp file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .sp file association errors

applications that open a .sp file

Buchanan Computing SignPlot

Buchanan Computing SignPlot

Buchanan Computing is a traffic sign software that uses structural designs for traffic and highway applications in the British Isles. SignPlot is one of its products which automates the layout and spacing rules of the Signs Regulations (TSRGD 2002) and Traffic Signs Manual. It has designs of UK traffic signs, foundations and supports, DfT spacing and layout rules that can be automated when required, automatic rebuild for any sign details or design, and road layout changes. The software features a Regulatory Sign Generator for 50 various TSRGD diagrams and permitted variants, it has translation capabilities and are able to translate into WElsh for Bilingual plates, and a built-in x-height calculator which uses the DfT formula. Sizing and positioning of texts and symbols is automated as well as the selection of correct alphabet, it uses a spell-checker through the Microsoft Word dictionary, and it provides hints and tips that guides users to avoid possible errors. It also features a built-in SignLoad, which is UK's mos economical post and foundations design. The software meets te DfT design standards and avoids layout errors through early correction.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .sp files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .sp. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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