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  1. 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.

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

    Always difficult to center since it is a slow process.

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  3. 3 votes
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  4. Folder for Grouping Layers

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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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  7. Direction of Travel markers

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

    7 votes
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  8. 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

    12 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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"

    17 votes
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  11. 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.

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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.

    13 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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…

    7 votes
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  17. 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…

    3 votes
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  18. 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.

    2 votes
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  19. 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.

    1 vote
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  20. 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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