New free layout design software
#31
Thanks Mixy! I'll go ahead and get a copy of your program. I figure my anti-virus program is flagging this and it could well be because of the name. I was just wondering if others had experienced the same thing. I'll tell the anti-virus program that the site is okay.
Ed
"Friends don't let friends build Timesavers"
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#32
Here is the list of SCARM Blog articles for September: www.scarm.info/blog/2013/09.

The most interesting are about Useful Stuff In Various SCARM Libraries (mentioned several posts above) and Nice Z-scale Layout With Marklin Tracks. See also the first post with video tutorial about Creating Helix In SCARM Using Sectional Tracks (Video).
I hope that all these will be interesting and useful Wink

Mixy
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#33
I decided to download SCARM yesterday and play around with it. After only an hour I had already made a simple 3D version of my planned switching layout .
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The 3D view definately gives a whole new impression of how the layout will look like. I look forward to see how the program will develop in the future! :tada:
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#34
In the USA there's usually no sub roadbed on spurs like in your image. Is that just a SCARM thing?
Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA
ATSF/LAJ Ry Fan & Modeler
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#35
Hello Andy,

If you mean that all tracks in SCARM are drawn with ballast roadbed in 3D - yes, this is just how SCARM draws all them for now. I plan to add an options about the roadbed, because sometimes it is not needed or is different colored, but these will appear in some of the next versions of SCARM.

Mixy
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#36
Hello all Smile

Here is the list of the SCARM blog posts for October: www.scarm.info/blog/2013/10.

See the post about L-shaped Minitrix Layout in N-scale From Germany and do not miss the article and movie for the already builded Full-Featured N-scale Layout With Kato Unitrack Tracks, designed in SCARM by Didier Watson Wink

Mixy
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#37
The SCARM video tutorials are growing in the blog - see the latest movie here:

SCARM Video Tutorials – Part 5 – Rotate a Track or a Whole Layout.

This particular video clip should help anybody who has trouble with rotating of the tracks or whole track plan in SCARM Wink

Mixy
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#38
The new SCARM v. 0.9.23 is ready – download it from [url]http://www.scarm.info[/url] Smile

It comes with several new features, many updated libraries, some bugfixes and improved functionality. The most important new features are Background image, the Ballast roadbed in 2D and Track Heights numeric input.

See about the new features and more about this update in the SCARM Blog post SCARM v. 0.9.23 Released.

I hope that you will like the new version of SCARM and also hope that next one will come soon Wink

Mixy
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#39
I've been playing with your software, very easy and friendly so far....I have converted my drawings into a SCARM trackplan. However I have tried to upload a copy here to get input on my plan but have been unable to send as attachment...is there a way to send SCARM files as attachments?
Cheers,
Richard

T & A Layout Build http://bigbluetrains.com/forum/viewtopic...=46&t=7191
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#40
Hello Richard,

You can try to upload your plan as a ZIP archive - hope this will work. Or you can export it as a picture and then post the image here.

Mixy
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#41
Thanks, I eventually figured out how to export the file as jpeg. Posted the plan last night...
Cheers,
Richard

T & A Layout Build http://bigbluetrains.com/forum/viewtopic...=46&t=7191
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#42
Here is the list with blog posts for November: www.scarm.info/blog/2013/11.

Don’t miss the SCARM video tutorial series for beginners (starts with Create a Model Railway Layout with SCARM movie), even if you’re already an experienced SCARM user Wink

Mixy
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#43
The next version of SCARM is almost completed and will come soon Smile

And here is the list with blog posts for December: www.scarm.info/blog/2013/12.

Mixy
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#44
Here is a nice collection of articles in the blog with Information and advices about baseboards in SCARM.

The list includes posts about how to create baseboard with holes and openings, how to represent the support structures and frames, how to split the workbench in several modules, how to create baseboard shapes with rounded corners and more.

I hope that the info will be useful Wink

Mixy
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#45
This is the list with articles in the blog for January 2014: www.scarm.info/blog/2014/01.

Not so much, but this month there will be more Wink

Mixy
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