Mark center points for curved tracks
For radiused curves (e.g., sectional track, but especially flextrack which is bent to a specific radius), I would like to be able to find out the coordinates of the center of that curve -- i.e., the point where all the radii meet. This would make laying out the physical track, roadbed, splines, etc. a lot easier when it comes time to do the benchwork.
Version 6.4.15 on includes a new Track Style option under Document > Display Settings to display the circle center of curved tracks.
Scheduled for upcoming 6.4.15 maintenance update
When printing is not an option, just having the X-Y coordinates of the center of the curve would allow a builder to locate the center point on the layout and then draw the track centerline using a string or large drawing compass to properly locate the track on the layout.
Thanks for the input! Just trying to understand - when printing is not an option how would being able to automatically draw the center point for curves help in construction?
Jean-Luc Béchennec commented
I support strongly this feature. I am currently building a quite big layout (100m tracks) and I am redrawing it with a pencil on cork. Printing and gluing the sheet of paper is not an option.
This came up a couple of times.. it would be quite a specialized feature but possibly useful for a number of people.
Let's see how much support it get's in the feature request system!