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.
A wiring module is planned for the future!
- Requires path information for non-trivial tracks in track libraries
John Henriksen commented
It would be great if this could be implemented, all so for light signals s it is easy to find mistakes
George Warner commented
At least a way to show where to put the gaps (insulated rail jointer).
I would love the ability to show electrical/signal blocks on the track plan. Today this could be done by selecting all the pieces in one block and grouping them, maybe coloring them etc., but this gets cumbersome very fast. Ultimately the software should know where electical insualtors and feeds are. it could know whether a block is defined by an isolator on only one rail or both (for DCC, and in which case usually complain about a single insulator) and automatically divide the track into blocks based on the location of insulated joiners.
I like this idea. What I currently do myself is simply making a copy of the track, and then use different colors to highlight which parts are electrically connected, and different colors for different blocks and part of the blocks.