yes, same thing, i took a class called materials tech ... we made vinyl signs as part of the class ... sign wizard IMO is garbage, uless something has drastically changed. 2 years ago my local dealer wanted me to buy that software and gave me a demo disk, when i returned it, i told them it was not worth the cd it was burned on, unfortunately for them, they said they hear that a lot.
sign wizard is one of the best CAD programs.
i love the way it will manipulate text with just the nodes.
also one of the fastest node editing. also its trace was STREAMLINE......you must be thinkinf of SIGNMATE...came with ROLANDS....its a cheapo version of FLEXI.....
now one of the few CRAP PROGRAMS OUT THERE...WAS GERBER GA 6.0!!!!
like i said...to him buddy...hes probaly thinkin of SIGN-MATE...it sucks........SIGN WIZARD 4.0 also included the NEON WIZARD....no other program i know of has that feature bundled into their program.
versins 5 6 they seperated the NEON WIZARD...and sell it as a seperate program.
I used Signwizard in a friends' shop when helping out during holidays once. (go back to whatever version was around 10 years ago)
Being a Flexi pro user at the time, I thought that SW felt cheap, I think this was more because it was alot more simple than FP. From memory it was only a basic version, as vinyl was rarely used - traditional shop.
That said though, I found it user friendly, I'd only ever worked on a Mac and it was my first venture into Windows.
I could certainly pump out pretty much the same work though!!
I have used a very early version of SignWizard and did not like it much compared to Corel or Illustrator. I heard it has come a long way and many of my friends have raved about Neon Wizard, I have used quite a few sign programs and it was not to thrilling to use, it felt cheap at the time. The images you show can be done on Illustrator 88 and Signpost or Corel 2 and any early bridge program...it just depends on how well you know the program and work around it's faults.