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  1. baseboard elevation

    I'm doing a multi-layer layout and would love to have more then 1 base board level, since my 2nd level is just floating in mid air.

    So with that, being able to adjust base board level - would be awesome. Also more then 1 base board layer would work well here.

    14 votes
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  2. Add the “Reference point locator” box (similar to the one in Adobe InDesign)

    We often have to modify graphic objects. It would be useful to modify, for example, the length of a rectangle while maintaining the placement of its center point.

    This feature would also allow you to know the various anchor points ( X/Y measurements) of the object without having to calculate it. Knowing the different measures is needed to match another graphic element with utmost precision.

    <img src="http://www.carlofilippofollis.name/files/2017/07/railmodeller-idea-n-002-1-detail.jpg">

    12 votes
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  3. Specify custom track bed width (Printing sub-roadbed)

    After printing on full size you need to draw the plywood sub-roadbed manually. I would like to see a option for a sub-roadbed with adjustable width. A preview of the sub-roadbed in 3D would also be nice.

    19 votes
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  4. 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.

    104 votes
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  5. 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

    64 votes
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  6. 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.

    35 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. 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.

    38 votes
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  9. DCC Planning, Electric Planning (Planung Digitalsteuerung/Elektrik/Verkabelung)

    Isoliertrennungen für Schienen
    Rückmelder positionieren
    Blöcke kennzeichnen und bezeichnen
    Kehrschleifen kennzeichnen

    98 votes
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  10. A smarter, easier to use gap closing function

    Don't call it "smart" gasp closing when I can do better by eyeball. There are too many steps to the process. Again, make it intuitive and easy to use.

    17 votes
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  11. Curve radius presets and options

    Many O Scale Locomotives and passenger cars require a minimum radius of O72. According to the creator of fastback most will run on as tight a cutie as O48 at reasonable speeds.

    Allow users to preset a minimum curve of O72 with optional use of O60 and O48 curves in specific situations. Concurrently, display only the library for the minimum curve and above unless tighter radiuses are opted for.

    14 votes
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  12. Contour lines for drawing terrain

    The polygon tool is a headache because it inserts drag points in ways you don't want and you have to double click to undo them.

    Simple contour lines with and assignable height would simplify terrain drawing.

    11 votes
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  13. find center points on radiused curves

    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.

    36 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!

  14. 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.

    31 votes
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  15. coordinates for current pointer location

    This would ideally take a couple of forms: first would be to have an (X,Y) display somewhere that would track the scaled coordinates of the mouse pointer, second would be to have cursors going along the rulers which would also track the mouse.

    25 votes
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  16. Natural features like waterfalls, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, etc.

    There is another thing I miss. Would be great to have library of natural features like waterfalls, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, etc. And it would be ideal if feature like stream, river would have functionality of free hand adjustment of curvature so it could be fitted into landscape. This would allow us to plan water features flow along layout.

    19 votes
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  17. replace parts with compatible parts

    I'd like to be able to change all my Atlas 500 36" Super-Flex Track (wood ties) with Atlas 502 36" Super-Flex Track (concrete ties) or replace four Atlas 524e 2 Inch Straights with a single Atlas 525 package of four of the same, etc. Or switch to Peco or Weller, etc. equivalents. (Perhaps via the Parts Lists?)

    15 votes
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  18. Ability to have alignment marks in corners when printing.

    If you print the track plan out full size, it's hard to then connect all the individual papers together accurately as there are no marks or grids shown. I though this was in a previous version.

    24 votes
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  19. 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"

    96 votes
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  20. 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.

    101 votes
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