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  1. Close track connections with 'generic bumper' (Generische Prellböcke als Gleisabschluß)

    Update (12/2018): Any open track connection should be terminated by a generic bumper if desired to clean up layouts.

    Prellböcke sollten als Gleisabschluß erkannt werden und nicht mehr als offenes Gleis markiert werden wenn ausgewählt ist: Dokument - "Offene Verbindungen hervorheben".
    Ebenso sollte bei Prellböcken, welche ein Gleis beinhalten und die nicht nur auf Gleis gestellt werden, der Schienenweg mit eingezeichnet werden. Bsp: TT Tillig 83100 hat 41,5mm Gleis.

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    • Show layout size in community layout browser

      It would be helpful if the community layout browser showed the layout size in your preferred units somewhere. Some layouts put the size in the title, which means you have a confusing mix of metric and US measures.

      The benefit is that you know you have a certain baseboard size, so you want to start with something that fits.

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      • Group items using a right click

        It would be nice to be able to group selected items from the contextual right click menu. it is a bit time consuming to go through the menus when trying to shift large number of items. this would be a nice option so you can move or duplicate easily.

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          Thanks for the feedback!

          Fortunately there’s already an even quicker way to group items:
          The keyboard shortcut Command-G can be used to quickly group the current selection.

          There are also keyboard shortcuts for the other, group related commands.

        • Hide tunnelsections in 3D

          Option to hide tunnel sections so you can see only the visible parts of the model. This gives a better understanding of the design.

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          • Adding micro engineering track

            Would love to see microengineering track added to the program.....specifically HO Code83.

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            • Enhancements for Base Plates

              Please add for base plates :
              - copy/paste
              - turning
              - corner point
              - free input of coordinates
              - edge :
              - direction / angle
              - freeze one corner

              Group with tracks, allow for copy/paste

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              • Ability to set the maximum elevation

                Currently the maximum elevation is set to 10%, hard coded in the SW. For rack rail it is no problem to have it to 35%.

                Would be nice when it is possible to set the maximum elevation by the user, 10% for example is already 'a lot' for standard tracks.

                Having two limits would be the way to go:
                1: The current 10% that can be set by the user, when you go over it, you get a warning, not a message that it is not possible.
                2: The upper limit, for example 35%, where you get the message that…

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                • Option to hide obsolete elements in a library

                  (from our back log)

                  Obsolete elements can be indicated in the Library Catalog.

                  An option to remove these elements from the list would make it easier to pick only current tracks for track systems with a mix of out-of-production and current tracks

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                  • Possibility to define negative heights

                    Sometimes you want to have a zero level and some tracks below it. I am planning a layout with a switchyard below the tracks where to park some of my trains. It would be natural to have this at -9cm, but I had to move all my "ground" layout to 9 cm because I cannot specify negative numbers.

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                    • Export to JMRI

                      I'm a Mac user of JMRI, in fact most of the code is written on Macs. I just got notice that AnyRail (PC only) has created an export to JMRI (specifically to its PanelPro component) that allows a track plan to be exported from AR, imported into PP and then run the layout using JMRI's controls.

                      I'd really like to see an export for RM.

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                      • 3D Cuts with metrics of my 3 dimensional plan

                        To realize a plan with multiple levels it will be very helpful to show and print cuts of my 3D plan to realize the wooden infrastructure for the rails

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                        • Add curved flex-track to library to use the repeat function.

                          I use flex-track to specify curves that ain't available in the (Peco) library. An example is Curve Radius 30 cm and Arc Angle 45 degrees. If i design a 180 degrees curve i need to specify this curve 4 times or use copy paint all the time. I would like to see the possibility to add this curve to the library so the repeat function become available for this curved flex-track.

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                          • Package quantities for pricing in the parts list.

                            Currently when looking at the required parts list for a layout the price of the parts does not take into account the number of that part in a package from the manufacturer. As an example, I require 3 straight sections of track to complete my layout. These sections are sold in packs of 4 at a price of $8.00. If I plug in the $8.00 for the package of 4 (how they are sold) the system will multiply that cost to $24.00 because it thinks each individual track costs $8.00.

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                            • Use Layers for Alternatives (Detach Layers)

                              I'm in the process of updating a layout to the new version of the software. In that process, I've decided to design two different alternatives for some optional add-ons to the layout. However, those alternatives are mutually exclusive and require replacing a couple of track segments in order to provide the correct interface to the main layout.

                              It would be nice if I could hide the layer for Option 1 and then connect tracks to the now (apparently) disconnected tracks on other layers in the Option 2 layer.

                              Essentially, it would be nice if there was a way to tell…

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                              • Euler spiral curves (Track transition curves)

                                Actual railway uses Euler spiral for curves transitions. I would be nice to have an assistant to draw them in RMP : minimum radius setting and a slider to change radius decrease. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler_spiral

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                                • A More Versatile Line Tool

                                  The following is the gist of what I think would enhance the line tool. I used to use a program called Freehand which acted this way. I think Adobe Illustrator has a similar line tool but I don't use it. The reason for such a tool would be to easily and flexibly draw shaped lines particularly for roads, rivers, mountain lines, and textures.

                                  This is how I would envision a line drawing tool:

                                  a) select the line tool icon *
                                  b) place cursor on the spot where you want the line to begin
                                  c) holding mouse down drag across the…

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                                  • Add Object List functionality to documents

                                    This could either be a second tab alternative to the libraryor a third tab on the right side (Element, Document), or, more ideally, could take the place of the Layers pane of the Element Inspector.

                                    The object list should present a hierarchical view where the Document is the root of the tree. All objects in the current layout would be somewhere on branches from that root (e.g. Layer->Group[->Group[->group]]->Object,Object,Object).

                                    Each element in the hierarchy which has children should have the traditional expand/collapse rotating triangle widget.

                                    Selecting an object, range, or group in this area should be identical to selecting it in…

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                                    • Save document setup defaults

                                      There are a number of Document attributes under the Document tab in the inspector panel which get reset every time you create a new file.

                                      It would be nice to have a preferences pane where one could set the default parameters for new layouts rather than having to go back and tweak them each time from the software hard-wired default.

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                                      • Either a keyboard shortcut or a set preference to have flex track have 4 control handles

                                        when you edit flex track it, by default, only has 3 control handles and if you want to make an S shape you have to click the gear and then the "Use 4 control points" button. If it could either be set to always have either 3 or 4 depending on preference or a keyboard shortcut such as
                                        "⌘3" for 3 points and "⌘4" for 4 points that would be top.

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                                        • Export as DCC++ Main Layout and Track Definitions.

                                          While the Hardware side of DCC++ gets a lot of attention, The software side (Controller) of DCC++ is mostly ignored because of its perceived difficulty. In actuality, the graphical nature of Processing 3 MIGHT make an export feasible. A lot of the work might be done already via the Original Authors Track and Turnout classes. Just food for thought.

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