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  1. 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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  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.

    126 votes
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  3. Library Editor

    I would like to be able to design new track components and add them to my personal library. The most complicated component would be a switch. I am buliding handlaid narrow gauge track using stub switches. How do I put my designs into my library? Just for off the wall, suppose I had a 4'8.5" inch gauge layout. My switches would all be custom. So it I'm BNSF and wanted to use this software to lay out a new yard, how would I do it?

    124 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"

    122 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    112 votes
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    planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Admin →
  7. Bridges

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

    104 votes
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  8. 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

    97 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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 →
  11. Track transition curves/Easements (= Euler spirals)

    Actual railway uses Euler spiral for curves transitions. I would be nice to have an assistant to draw them in RMP
    - From Radius,
    - To Radius,
    - Overall angle.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler_spiral

    80 votes
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  12. Export as 3D file for using in SketchUp, Blender, 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.

    78 votes
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  13. Establishment of minimum required height when one track over another (Over/Under Clearance)

    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.

    75 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    "I've started planning/building a relatively large model train layout (see layout).
    Unfortunately, when printing the plan, I can't select a specific…

    73 votes
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    planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Admin →
  15. 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

    67 votes
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  16. 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-

    67 votes
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  17. 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.)

    66 votes
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    planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Admin →
  18. Grade and Height adjustments

    Height adjustments are a pain. 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.

    66 votes
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    planned  ·  11 comments  ·  Admin →
  19. 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

    59 votes
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    planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
  20. 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…

    53 votes
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