What Track Planning Software Do You Use?
Count me as one of those. Every day I descend into a dungeon, press a button to fire up my computer and battle it out in AutoCADland....kenw said:Actually I know several who have used AutoCad, but they were already proficient at it.
Me too...CBCNSfan pointed it out and I downloaded it. I'm not planning on building a layout anytime soon, but I thought it would be interesting to play around with.JeffShultz said:Since it just went open source, I'll be trying to figure out XTrkCAD...
Well yes and no... The 6:1 deflection will get you the proper diverging angle in most cases (some frogs, prototype and model both, don't actually measure up to their supposed frog number). The one thing to be careful of is that what you won't see is where the turnout actually starts. The angle you're drawing will locate the P.I. of the turnout, or "Point of Intersection". You also need to know the location of the P.S. or "Point of Switch" which will be ahead of the P.I.RCH said:And turnouts are pretty easy to draw - a no. 6 is a 6:1 deflection, so that's really easy to do.
Carey, I'm interested in whether you can give a bit more insight to this. I also used CAD-Rail for many years and found it too demanding. I'd heard that 3rd Planit was easier to use but it sounds like it may have its own issues. Would like to know more.I've had an original copy of 3rd planit given to me, (along with Lic#). The original owner decided he didn't want it and let me have it. Good program, just never could get the hang of it.
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