RailModeller Feature Requests

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  1. DCC Planning, Electric Planning (Planung Digitalsteuerung/Elektrik/Verkabelung)

    Isoliertrennungen für Schienen
    Rückmelder positionieren
    Blöcke kennzeichnen und bezeichnen
    Kehrschleifen kennzeichnen

    114 votes
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  2. An indication of wiring blocks

    It would be nice to be able to identify wiring blocks, i.e. identify sections of the tracks that are connected electrically. This is very important when planning a layout. Also, the program could identify reverse loops that need special isolation.

    108 votes
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  3. Companion app for iPad

    I know there's an existing thread for a fully functional iPad version, but in lieu of that, I was wondering if there's any possibility of a sort of paired down companion app for iPad. A nice little viewer application that allows you to zoom in and out and show/hide layers would be really handy when out in the garage working. I'd happily throw down $20 or so for something like that, especially if it allowed me to support creation of a fully fledged version down the road.

    107 votes
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  4. A way to force two tracks to connect [Lower Precision, Higher Tolerance]

    Two tracks can be very close but not connected. I would like to be able to select both tracks and ask them to be connected. This should be extended to a whole selection. Sometimes selecting adjacent tracks the mouse moves slightly and a small disconnection appears somewhere. It is very difficult to find it. I would like to be able to select all tracks and say "connect"

    100 votes
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  5. Better 3D view with the ability to see rolling stock and basic building shapes instead of flat images

    The available 3D view is not really much help when trying to imagine building placement or the appearance of a populated railway.
    All I am asking for is that the presently flat shapes of buildings (i.e. self drawn rectangles) and rolling stock gain some height in the 3D view.

    92 votes
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  6. 82 votes
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  7. 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…

    79 votes
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  8. 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.

    67 votes
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  9. Change look of cursor

    Change the cursor in paint brush when painting
    Change the cursor in dropper when picking a color
    Right ow you want to choose an element, but because you forgot to change the cursor you remove it, or paint it because you do not see in what mode you are.

    66 votes
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  10. A way to force the track into ideal geometry [Precise Alignment, Zero Tolerance]

    Currently, there's a small error tolerance at each connection. When you move track around, the exact geometry is kept. This means that slowly, over time, the errors can add up. The only way to get rid of all the errors is to manually reconnect each individual track piece. It would be nice if there could be a way to just force all the tracks into their canonical alignment, with zero error. (If there's loops, this might force certain parts of the layout to disconnect. That's ok. It's the whole point. Finding what the actual error is.)

    64 votes
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  11. 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

    60 votes
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  12. Add a minimum radius highlight feature

    A minimum radius is set in the project properties and whenever a track radius is chosen or flex track is bend below this radius the location is highlighted on the worksheet

    58 votes
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  13. Export as 3D file for using in SketchUp or similar apps

    An export of the entire layout as a standard 3D file format would allow further editing in 3D apps, adding scenery, animate the layout, etc.

    55 votes
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  14. Automatic establishment of minimum required height when one track over another.

    During design process tracks can be placed over another. Software immediately establish a minimal distance between tracks and asks for slope definition which is allredy defined as function in the RailModeller.

    53 votes
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  15. 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

    50 votes
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  16. Mark center points for curved tracks

    For radiused curves (e.g., sectional track, but especially flextrack which is bent to a specific radius), I would like to be able to find out the coordinates of the center of that curve -- i.e., the point where all the radii meet. This would make laying out the physical track, roadbed, splines, etc. a lot easier when it comes time to do the benchwork.

    48 votes
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    This came up a couple of times.. it would be quite a specialized feature but possibly useful for a number of people.

    Let’s see how much support it get’s in the feature request system!

  17. ability to create modules and being able to plan modular railroad arrangements.

    We have a lot already and need mainly a new supporting feature: Transfer (small) layouts to Railseteditor to create modules

    45 votes
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  18. height adjustments

    Height adjustments are a pain in the ass. Start over. Make them intuitive. One adjustment to close gaps should not wipe out an entire grade or reset the height of an entire layer. Come on, you can do better than this, every other program does already.

    42 votes
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  19. Allow tunnel entry/exit to occur mid track section

    Currently the tunnel tool only allows the tunnel length to correspond to a particular unit of track. For instance if you have a long straight approach to the tunnel and need it to start part way along without splitting the track into smaller units.

    40 votes
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  20. The possibility to flip the layout

    After spending hours on perfecting a layout it would be great to be able to flip the layout horizontal or vertical. Basically left turnouts becomes right turnouts etc-

    37 votes
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    We’re planning to make this functionality available once our new library editor with the ability to mark up counter-parts of elements (left <→ right switch) has been completed!

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