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  1. Display imperial units using fractions

    When using inches instead of displaying a decimal, e.g. 12.25" instead use a fraction rounded to the nearest 1/16", e.g.

    12 1/4"

    US tape measures don't use decimals and converting measurements shown with the ruler tool as well as the Element panel to 1/16" is cumbersome.

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  2. Add list or add to the requests with request, Vote, completion percent and some timeframe. Year-Quarter, Year-Month or even just a Year.

    A way to see the progress of features. sort of a sortable gnat chart or at least the list of requests.

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  3. An added metadata search filter for community layouts

    For people who are pretty constrained for space in which to build a layout, when browsing community layouts for ideas, the ability to filter your search by a range of layout dimensions would be helpful. Much like you do in Amazon when shopping for an LCD TV or computer monitor.

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  4. Draggable help lines (Guides)

    Add help lines that can be pulled out of the rulers. The help lines may be sticky. Very common in CAD programs.

    2 votes
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  5. Measure tool (Snapping)

    The Measure tool is nice but it is difficult to measure exact distance between two elements. It might be an idea to make it glue to the edges of the element in some way so that it "finds" the same point in the other element (e.g. from left side of rail to left side of rail). Also, an indication of the angle from the underlying element would be nice so that one knows that the result is the shortest distance.
    At the moment, measuring with 3 decimals is pointless if I don't know if I measure exactly 90 degrees from…

    15 votes
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  6. Display messages in floating bubbles

    Display messages in floating bubbles instead of in the status bar. It took me a while to discover that something was there.
    On errors, remove the 'flying-in' effect. Feels very old fashioned.

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  8. Ability to Rotate View in 2D Mode

    I'd love to be able to rotate my view when working in 2D mode. Currently I am working on a very large club layout and a portion of it runs at a 36° angle to most of the layout. While working on this section, I'd like to be able to rotate my view to make this easier. I do not want to rotate all tracks or the canvas as everything is precisely positioned, what I really need is to just change the angle at which I am viewing it.

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  9. Sticky Comments attached to Elements or Locations

    There are existing notes and comments boxes attached to the Layout Plan as a whole and visible under the Document Tab.

    What I would like to see are pop-up notes/comments that can be attached to individual elements and/or to x,y locations on layouts.

    Notes like the ones most Word Processors let you attach to words or phrases in texts and which most Spreadsheets let you attach to cells in sheets by right-clicking and choosing insert comment.

    5 votes
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  10. automatic connection by reverse loop(s), single or double tracks

    I really don't know why, but built reverse loops can be tricky. Could be nice, to simply click one or two parallel track ends and a loop is implemented automatically.

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  11. Custom location for the stock file

    I run RailModeller Pro on two computers.
    Sharing a layout on iCloud is easy but I would also like to share the stock file.

    43 votes
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  12. Display Curvature information on flex track

    When selecting a piece of flex track would like to see in the Info panel the smallest radius of the selected piece of Flex Track. Currently there is NO information on radius at all.

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  13. Snap-on items

    About items such as the Märklin 7391 or 7389 buffer stops that clip on the rails, but that are not tracks per se, it would still be nice if there was a way to have then snap on to the track (any position for a buffer) and stay connected when we move the track.

    Just groupping the elements is not really a good solution, since there are transformations (movements) that change the relative position of the grouped elements, and since that also prevents some operations on the track (since the group is identified as an heterogeneous group).

    This could apply…

    16 votes
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  14. T-TRAK modules for N scale (actual size..)

    The T-TRAK standards has modules for simple and corner shape

    'Single module size for N-Scale is 12 1⁄8 inches (310 mm) wide by 8 1⁄4 inches (210 mm) deep. Depth of a straight module can be up to the size of a corner module (usually 14 3⁄8 inches (370 mm)). Depth is often 12 inches (300 mm), 13 inches (330 mm), or 14 inches (360 mm) inches, rather than the full size of a corner module. This allows more space for scenery, and does not crowd the center of the table. Corner modules are 14 3⁄8 inches (370 mm) square'

    14 votes
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  15. The length of each rail on slot tracks (lanes)

    Currently we can't see the length of each rail tracks, it is important have a balanced track to run the races.

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  16. Print section of entire track layout

    Original Feature Request (German):

    Ich habe damit begonnen eine relativ große Modellbahnanlage zu planen / bauen (siehe Anlage)
    Leider kann ich beim Ausdrucken des Planes keinen Teilbereich auswählen, es wird immer die komplette Zeichnungsfläche dargestellt.
    Bei einer Anlage dieser Größe ist es aber meines Erachtens dringend notwendig nur Teilbereiche zu drucken.
    Eine Beschränkung auf die nur sichtbaren Ebenen bringt keine Abhilfe da der Zeichnungsbereich ja entsprechend groß ist.
    Ist es möglich eine entsprechende Funktion zu entwickeln, wäre sehr hilfreich.

    69 votes
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  17. More options for custom baseboard

    When designing a custom baseboard it is often difficult to draw perpendicular and parallel lines because you can only select the options length and straight while editing a line. The option to lock the line at 0 ( x-axes) or 90 degrees (y-axis) ( or even at ... degrees ) would make the design of the baseboard much easier and exact.

    17 votes
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  18. Simulation Mode

    This would be a huge amount of work no doubt and take the app in a new direction. But to fully plan your layout and its operation not just the position of tracks it makes sense to me.

    The ability to have trains actually run on your layouts so you can get a feel for how your layouts run.

    Inputs and outputs, with the ability to hook up to DCC software like JMRI or Rocrail adds a huge new dimension in planning your layouts.

    A basic simulation with crude 3d representation of assets would all that would be required for…

    63 votes
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  19. Grade Kato Double Track

    The ability to to grade Kato N (an HO I am sure) scale double track pieces and super elevated track sections. Not being able to do so is a huge barrier in my design.

    3 votes
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  20. Bridges

    Like adding tunnels to tracks it would be useful to also add bridges to a track (section)

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