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  1. 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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  2. 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

    52 votes
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  3. 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.

    49 votes
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  4. 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.

    47 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    42 votes
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  7. 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?)

    41 votes
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  8. 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.

    38 votes
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  9. Export as a 2D vector file - .ai or .cdr or SVG as 1:1 scale use on plotters/laser cutters

    This will make printing/cutting at 1:1 and image manipulation so much easier

    35 votes
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  10. 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.…

    35 votes
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  11. Easements / spirals to a specified minimum radius for a specified degree of curvature

    For example, having an easy way to position and connect two perpendicular tangent tracks (a 90° bend) with a smooth spiral in and out of a 24" minimum radius curve.

    34 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. Add “Anchor point selector” (similar to Affinity, Illustrator, InDesign, ..) for positioning

    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">

    33 votes
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    planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Admin →
  14. Replace Sectional Track(s) with Flex Track(s)

    From our backlog/user feedback:

    When doing initial layout, ushering section track helps a ton with maintaining radius and alignment issues. However when it comes time to build, common wisdom seems to be (as I've been told) to use as much flex track as you can to minimize the number of joints.

    It would be great if RMP had the ability to select continuous sections of track and replace them with the minimum amount of flex track required, while keeping al radius, slope, etc intact.

    This would allow for a much easier conversion when figuring out what is really needed to…

    33 votes
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  15. 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.

    32 votes
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  16. Easy way to save / load "track snippets" (Macros / building blocks)

    It would be nice to save/load special combinations of tracks (brace cross roads < Hosenträger-Weichen) etc.

    31 votes
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  17. "Move everything"

    I like "Size to fit," but I often need more control over shifting things, especially with baseboards. It'd be awesome to have a "Move everything" feature that moves all the pieces, even baseboards, to a specific spot on the canvas.

    29 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Bezier shape/curve tool

    Bezier tool like in Illustrator to make custom shapes

    27 votes
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  20. Can we have a simple option to save a 1:1 PDF plan for plotting?

    I have seen questions that you can create custom printers and paper page sizes in OS X for printing the track plan to 1:1 in one piece (with the 'Save PDF' button Print) but I haven't managed to perform this successful..

    Would it be possible to simply save a 1:1 plan as pdf with 1 click?

    27 votes
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