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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.

    66 votes
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  2. Automatic calculation of clearances

    Clearances around track follow specific rules

    https://www.nmra.org/sites/default/files/standards/sandrp/pdf/s-7_2012.02.pdf

    https://www.morop.org/index.php/fr/nem-normes.html

    It would be nice if RM could automatically calculate them and show a shaded area around the tracks. This would help a lot in planning buildings and other structures not to interfere with proper track operation. I think this is an essential part of track planning. Since this can all be mathematically calculated with simple formulas, it should not be so hard.

    2 votes
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  3. When selecting 3D have it default to center screen instead of bottom of screen.

    Always difficult to center since it is a slow process.

    2 votes
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  4. Einfache 2D CAD Funktionen | Besseres abgreifen von Maßen | Erstellen von Straßen mittels Bezier-Kurve

    2D CAD:
    Es wäre hilfreich Linien mit der Verwendung von Winkel und Länge zu Zeichen. Auch Kreise mit Mittelpunkt- und Radiusangaben wären hilfreich. Zudem sollten Linienenden, Schnittpunkte jeder Art (Kreis/Linie) und Kreismittelpunkte als Fangpunkte fungieren.

    Maße:
    Das Tool um Maße abzugreifen dürfe verbessert werden. Auch hier sollten bekannte Punkte (z.B. Gleismitte am Gleisende / Gleisanfang / Schnittpunkte etc.) als Fangpunkte fungieren. Dass würde einen exakten Maßübertrag vom Railmodeller auf die echte Modellbauplatte sehr erleichtern. Nicht immer ist ein 1:1 Ausdruck hilfreich.

    Straßen:
    Eine einfache Straßenerstellung mittels Bezier-Kurve + Angabe der Straßenbreite. Gerne auch mit Farbauswahl und wenn noch Luft ist,…

    3 votes
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  5. A feature that allows a user to model baseboard topography

    Some way that the topography of the baseboard can be changed from just flat so that the user can model hills/cliffs/valleys etc on their layout

    15 votes
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  6. When moving or placing any item on the base board display the distance from the closest baseboard edge.

    Now we have to switch in and out if the ruler tool. Hard to count grid lines in 1/2" steps or less steps. Just take the ruler measurement from the left side and top and have it follow the item.

    1 vote
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  7. Manage stock: Prices

    it will useful to have the possibility to add the price of each element in the stock list
    Possibility to add/update the "stock list" with "show part list"

    14 votes
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  8. More contrast to the gray description

    Is it possible to add a little more contrast to the gray description on the tracks? For many elderly people it is difficult to read.

    2 votes
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  9. A simple way of positioning tracks separated by a straight

    I'm often trying to position a couple of points/turnouts, so that one junction will line up exactly with the other. In other words, when you insert flex track between those junctions, the track will be straight.

    You could generalise this to arbitrary tracks, not just points/turnouts.

    1 vote
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  10. A library of T-TRAK Modules

    We need a library of n scale T-TRAK modules for those of us who are architects of modular layouts at train shows. The "standards" for modules can be found on

    http://ttrak.wikidot.com/ttrak-modules

    8 votes
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  11. Folder for Grouping Layers

    The ability to create folder so you can easily organize or hide multiple layers with one click.

    1 vote
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  12. Direction of Travel markers

    Some way of indicating intended direction of travel along a given section of track.

    7 votes
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  13. Omit variations of gap fillers

    One of the most valuable features of RailModeler (in my opinion) is the gap filler. However, when it finds a solution, all the permutations of the tracks are also listed. I am only interested in seeing a single, unique line for each solution, since I can easily permute the tracks manually, should I have the desire.

    The implementation requires only a few lines of code. (For each preliminary solution, form a set of the tracks. Keep only solutions, whose track sets are different. Sort the tracks according to their respective length.)

    If others like the feature as it is now,…

    3 votes
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  14. show scale units

    I would like an option to show all distances in scale units, not real units. For example, if using HO scale parts, show 87 feet for each real foot. This would be helpful to judge how many cars will fit on a siding or how large a building is on the model. Thank you.

    1 vote
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  15. 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.

    4 votes
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  16. 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.

    42 votes
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  17. 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

    37 votes
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  18. 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

    11 votes
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  19. Search for tracks by e.g. part number

    Sometimes I find tracks on my partlist, which I want to exchange on my layout. But I don't see a possibility to easily find them and get them replaced.

    It would be helpful to search for e.g. a certain part number and get these track highlighted on the layout. Maybe with the additional feature to search these certain tracks on the whole layout but also only on certain layers.

    46 votes
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  20. 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…

    14 votes
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