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?)
To be added to the Search feature in an upcoming update
That would be the request - i.e. a new feature to change track while keeping position, elevation, grade, color, layer, etc.
I have a similar problem
I have been using a particular library (Peco HO SeTrack) but have realised that I need to use code 100 not code 70. So, I have to change every piece of track to the new library (Peco HO Streamline code 100). Is there a quick way to do this? If I change piece by piece, will the elevations happen automatically or will I have to rest them all?
Replace should offer
• for tracks: All tracks of the same type with identical length and/or radius
• for all other elements: Any element of the same type
Optionally the list of available replacements could be filtered by the user to restrict it to elements of the same model scale (or gauge) - only if desired, though. Switching model scales should be possible (useful accessories, symbols, ..)
Unfortunately, different vendors use a different track geometry (lengths, radii,
different turnout angles and lengths, ...).
The same applies even to different scale offerings for the same manufacturer, so I'm afraid no automatic mapping is possible between tracks.
stewart williams commented
I agree with the request but would take it a step further, if changing track code from say 100 to 83 or vice versa. Helpful if changing track in rail yard areas or in tunnels or the entire layout. When building a parts library or for ordering this would be very helpful and way faster than one piece at a time. Glad to see (Admin comments) that this should be coming in upcoming update...
Update 6.4 adds search for layouts (https://www.railmodeller.com/news/railmodeller-pro-6-4-search-point-editor-improved-touch-bar-support.html) -
An upcoming update will enhance the search feature with replace functionality.
Definitely planned -
a search/replace feature across layouts, stock and track libraries is scheduled for the near future!