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    2 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    This same limitation currently applies to slot car tracks with multiple lanes.

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    At this point grades are restricted to plain tracks, i.e. not for complex tracks like crossing, switches or multi-lane slot car tracks.
    The height can be set for any kind of track, though.

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    1 comment  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Basically print just a smaller section of the entire track plan;
    Either the currently visible part or a custom selection.

    (Ausdruck nur eines wählbaren bzw. des aktuell sichbaren Gleisplans)

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    3 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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!

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    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?

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    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!

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    5 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Searching layouts and track libraries is scheduled for the next major update

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    This should extend to searching the product number (name) and description of all kinds of elements, either in the current layout or the library catalog.

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Searching for articles in the current layout and all track libraries is on our road map for a future update!

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    2 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback!

    In the short term we're also planning to enable editing the individual coordinates of baseboards (as well as lines, polys, ..), which might also help getting precise baseboard shapes.

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    5 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback!

    While that would be great to have it would also be quite a lot of work.
    However, such functionality could be added as a dedicated, similarly priced new app!

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    3 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Creating custom track libraries will be possible with the Library Editor module currently used internally and to be released as an optional add-on for all users soon.

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    1 comment  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    User Comment ( Aug 5, 2019 ):

    Eine einfache Straßenerstellung mittels Bezier-Kurve + Angabe der Straßenbreite. Gerne auch mit Farbauswahl und wenn noch Luft ist, mit und ohne Mittelstreifen (auswählbar).

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    planned  ·  6 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Rotating baseboards, turning off all dimensions for baseboards added for update 6.1

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Hello Karl - the idea of the wizard is to provide starting points for commonly used baseplates. You can simply create the U-baseboard and edit the border lengths or corner points of one leg to change it to the desired dimensions!

    Hope this helps.

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Better support for editing baseboards is planned!

    Quick tip:
    The contextual menu already offers some options for editing baseboards (when the baseboard layer is active) like ordering baseboards to back/front or duplicating baseboards.

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    8 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    We are happy to announce that our iPad app for browsing and downloading layouts created by RailModeller Pro users and shared to the Layouts Community is now available on the App Store:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/train-layouts/id1388339618?mt=8

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Quick update: Our first iOS app for viewing layouts created with RailModeller Pro is scheduled for the coming months. If you’d like to get notified please subscribe to our dedicated iOS newsletter at https://confirmsubscription.com/h/t/5A9DFFDC702BE41A

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    We are currently working on our first, simple iOS track planning app to explore the limitations and possibilities of the mobile platform.

    Please sign up to our dedicated newsletter if you'd like to receive news about our initial iPad app for toy trains: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/t/1FEEEEB521D683E2

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Not viable with current app store prices and the economic realities of what it costs to develop an iOS version of our app.

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    A full-fledged model railroad layout editor is put on hold for now as we cannot justify the investment for building a decent app with regards to the incredibly low prices iPad app are sold for these days.

    Even major players are struggling with issue
    (https://www.panic.com/blog/the-2014-panic-report/)

    So for our tiny company it would be suicidal..

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    1 comment  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    You could use the 'Element > Duplicate' command to replicate the flex bent to a specific angle multiple times

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    2 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    That could be tricky -
    How to adjust individual points for a line with an arbitrary number of points when the length is changed?

    However, editing individual point coordinates would be nice-to-have - plus we already have implemented something very similar in the (not yet publicly available) Library Editor module.

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    planned  ·  9 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    RailModeller Pro 6.0.4 introduces the "Shift Tracks Up/Down" functionality to adjust track heights for an arbitrary selection of track elements whilst keeping the grades.

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    The interactive height adjustment tool is scheduled for a v6.x update in early 2018

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Absolutely - multiple tracks should be easy to adjust in height no matter how they're connected. The planned 'Change Height' tool is supposed to address this (in the coming weeks).

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Also in relation to https://railmodeller.uservoice.com/forums/249335-railmodeller-feature-requests/suggestions/11535912-be-able-to-relatively-adjust-height-of-multiple-tr
    a new tool to simply push/pull a track to adjust its (+ connected tracks) height while keeping grades could make track height adjustments less tedious.

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Thanks for the feedback -

    could you name some of the other programs you've mentioned so we can have a look? Cheers!

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    planned  ·  4 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Hi Harald,

    thanks for your input. It's on the to-do list but unfortunately resources for a small project like ours are limited.

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Additional note:

    Max. elevation constraint will be added as an optional setting for each layout.
    All layout constraints will appear as messages or warnings and won't prevent users from 'violating' them.

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Max. elevation per layout will be added soon.

    Grades >10% - which is already very steep, usually 4-5% shouldn't be exceeded - are a problem since at this much inclination tracks are starting to get significantly shorter (as viewed from above) and we cannot guarantee the connections between tracks make sense any more..

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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Technically it would be relatively easy to detach all tracks in such a hidden/detached layer.

    However -
    While it could be a useful feature for advanced users it would be potentially dangerous for casual users of the app, i.e. effectively offering an option to "shoot yourself in the foot" when activating this feature by accident and subsequently planning layouts that cannot be built physically.

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    5 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Thanks - tabbing between entry fields and the layout area works on some machines but apparently this not for all macOS versions.

    We'll investigate!

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Ok - can you tell us the macOS version you're using?

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Hello Stefan - have you tried using tab to change the focus?

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    5 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Quick update: We'll plan to add a 'force connect' function to the app soon once our major update 6.0 has been released to the public later this year or early 2018!

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Version 5.0.11 also re-introduces an option to highlight tracks that are not connected

    http://railmodeller.uservoice.com/forums/249335-railmodeller-feature-requests/suggestions/7662723-show-disconnected-tracks

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Version 5.0.11 introduces preferences for track tolerances.
    This (optionally) allows tracks to be recognized as connected even if they don't perfectly align.

    http://railmodeller.uservoice.com/forums/249335-railmodeller-feature-requests/suggestions/6074144-adjustable-tolerance-for-sectional-track-joints

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    planned  ·  7 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Thanks for the input - treating modules pretty much as immutable groups sounds like the best way forward at this point. Possibly with the inclusion of a baseboard!

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Definitely on the road map at some point.
    It would also be awesome to share modules online and allow people to build 'virtual club layouts' by combining the online modules - and share the 'club layouts' online as well, or at least share a picture..

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    4 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Please us this feature request to vote if you'd like to see more 2D vector outputs to Illustrator, Affinity Designer or generic SVG vector format.

    If you'd like to see 3D support please use this dedicated feature request instead:

    "Export as 3D file for using in SketchUp or similar apps",
    https://railmodeller.uservoice.com/forums/249335-railmodeller-feature-requests/suggestions/11175612-export-as-3d-file-for-using-in-sketchup-or-similar

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    3D export is planned as a separate item!
    Plain 2D file formats are currently available via the PDF export option/print to PDF

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    7 comments  ·  RailModeller Feature Requests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Building blocks should be organized by

    - model scale (e.g. all H0 blocks),
    - optionally filtered by track library (show only blocks w/ Atlas True Track elements)

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    (by Carlo Filippo Follis Carlo Filippo Follis on July 24, 2017)

    Often in a large layout, geometries of tracks is equal and are repeated.

    It would be useful to create a function to store binary groups. This "Macros" function would make the design of complex layouts faster.

    This function may be called, for example, by:

    H0 »Tracks » Macros

    However, if you choose to create a Menu as Shape or Smart Insert, the user should not abandon the binaries library he has in use.

    The name of the Macro must be decided by the user.
    Macro should also be subject to the brand of binaries used. For example:

    – Fleischmann HO Profigleis
    – – Macro 1

    and also:

    – Miscellaneous
    – – Macro misc 1

    To better understand the utility of the function you can look at the sample image:
    http://www.carlofilippofollis.name/files/2017/07/railmodeller-idea-n-003-macros.jpg

    The function can be useful for tracks but also for groups of building or ...

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    "Some track constructions and standard and repetitive. There is a best way to construct a 72 inch radius reverse loop, a crossover, or parallel track with clearance for long cars on curves. I am sure your users could name many more. You could save them time by adding these to your smart options."

    Jerry shared this idea · 21 May, 2016

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    = A library of common building blocks, possibly shared between all users, with appropriate categories (by scale or library)

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    General snippet manager would store snippets locally.

    Along with community sharing for layouts later this year this could further be extended to include 'public domain' snippets shared by other users.

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    AdminRailModeller (Manager, RailModeller) commented  · 

    Similar to 'text snippets' in text editors one could mark a selection of tracks and make it available in all layouts for quick access

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