Many thanks for any help.
We usually suggest to use the graphic tools to create the baseplate shape in a separate layer, which can then be locked so it won't interfere with the track layers when editing the layout.
A table top module will be added in the future allowing to outline dimensions of the layout that elements might be contained within (feature request can be voted for here).
It would be great if you could post a sketch of your baseboard, this would also allow us to use it as another benchmark for the design tools in the upcoming table top module!
The manual can be found in the Help menu:
Hope this helps,
It has been a while since your reply but I have had to wait to try drawing the baseboard plan.
OK So I tried drawing lines with the graphic tool but the big problem I have is knowing how long the line is other than by counting each square in the grid as I draw. Once drawn the line length is shown but I then can't make it shorter or longer. When I select it and "grab" one of the ends it just moves the entire line.
So my next questions are
1.) is there any way to show rulers at the top and side of the grid?
2.) Once drawn how do I make the line shorter or longer?
I also have a further question. How does the colour tool work? When I select it and the go to say a rectangle nothing happens.
any shape can be edited by either double-clicking it or selecting or choosing 'Edit' from the Element menu.
You might want to try out the Dimension shape for permanent measurements in the layout!
The baseboard functionality that's scheduled as our next, big feature will have all of this already built-in.
The paint bucket colour tool will colorize any element with the current fill color,
the eyedropper (pipette) will pick up the color from any element and make it the current fill color.
Hope this helps,
you can just use the drawing tools:
From the 'Shape' select e.g. the Rectangle shape, insert and size the shapes according to your needs.
You might want to place the shape into their own layer and lock it so it won't interfere with the track layers when editing the layout.
Just a quick heads-up that our latest update RailModeller Pro 5.3 introduces native support for baseboards.
The new baseboard assistant provides a quick way for getting started with commonly used layout shapes like L- or U-shapes:
Select a general shape, customize the dimensions to the desired values and start planning with just a few clicks.
We do of course support completely custom baseboard shapes as well for more specific requirements.
To get started simply use the new File > Add Baseboard command.
All the best,
What am I missing? I purchased this because the custom baseboard promise seemed as if it would allow me to build to the non-standard space I have.
the Using Baseboards section in the manual covers creating and editing baseboard.
Basically baseboards are manipulated with tools (like other elements in the app).
All the baseboard editing tools are available when selecting the baseboard layer.
The Baseboard Tools section linked from the baseboards section explains in more details what each of the tools can be used for, e.g. manipulating board position, individual corner points or borders, ..
Any specific questions please feel free to ask and we're happy to help!
A screenshot might help.