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  1. Streets

    From our backlog:

    Street Elements (dynamic)
    - include options for customizing
    * center strip (double, color)
    * number of lanes
    * width of lane

    Optionally handle crossings with other roads, heights

    87 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.

    46 votes
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  3. Model baseboard topography (Terrain modelling)

    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

    66 votes
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  4. Direction of Travel markers

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

    53 votes
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  5. 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.

    18 votes
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  6. 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

    59 votes
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  7. 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…

    12 votes
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  8. 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.

    116 votes
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  9. Flex track calculator for cut of rest bits

    I use quite a number of flex tracks to fill in lengths of tracks that aren't available. So I have quite a lot of rests lying around which I can still use in other parts of my layout.

    Now Railmodeller always calculates a full new flex track if you go to the itinerary list where you can also see the costs.

    Imagine, RailModeller could have a preference like: Keep rest Flex Track-Cut-Offs longer than ... mm (or ...%) or even 0.
    Then RailModeller could calculate the needed FlexTracks on the sum of the flex track lengths used in the layout.…

    37 votes
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    planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Admin →
  10. Add “Anchor point selector” (similar to Affinity, Illustrator, 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">

    34 votes
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    planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Admin →
  11. 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.

    26 votes
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  12. 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.

    33 votes
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  13. Favorites in Libraries

    I am building a layout with Atlas Track but know I want to focus on certian parts and NOT use others. I would love to be able to mark my "favorites" and see them in the list. Would make it much easier to find what I am looking for and protect me from use a snap switch for instance when that isn't my preferred product.

    28 votes
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  14. 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.

    75 votes
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  15. Ability to set the maximum grade/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…

    82 votes
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    planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    66 votes
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  17. DCC Planning, Electric Planning (Planung Digitalsteuerung/Elektrik/Verkabelung)

    Isoliertrennungen für Schienen
    Rückmelder positionieren
    Blöcke kennzeichnen und bezeichnen
    Kehrschleifen kennzeichnen

    164 votes
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  18. 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.

    32 votes
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  19. 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.

    17 votes
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  20. 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.

    13 votes
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