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Flexitrack - Setting/Display radius

Posted: Fri 30. Dec 2016, 18:56
by Noel
Hi Jan

I'm a new user and so far vary impressed. A few questions if you don't mind? Apologies if version 5.2.6 can already do these and I just haven't figured out how yet.
  1. Is there a way to draw flexitrack at a specific radius, or set a minimum radius? (also display radius)
  2. Is there a way to automatically create a parallel piece of curved flexitrack? (i.e. a curve already exists and I would like to draw another inside or outside that is parallel)
  3. In the future do you think it will ever be possible to adjust the shape of a piece of flexitrack that is already joined at both ends (i.e. drag from one to three anchor points to reshape)?
Many thanks and sincere gratitude for a great piece of software for Mac modellers.

Noel

Re: Flexitrack - Setting/Display radius

Posted: Sat 7. Jan 2017, 17:52
by RailModeller Support
Hi Noel,

Just back from our holiday break, sorry for the delay!
Flex tracks can be bent to a specific curved or straight track:

When the track is selected the flex track inspector in the sidebar to the right shows buttons to create a curved or straight flex track.
The same functionality is also available in the contextual menu for each flex track:
BendFlex_A.png
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And once the track has been converted to a curved flex track parameters can be entered directly in the inspector:
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The combo box offers presets with all radii used by the current track library - but any other radius can be entered as well.
Similar fields are offered when the track is bent to a straight flex track.

More flexible editing of flex tracks when the track is connected is also coming soon..!

Hope this helps,
Jan

Re: Flexitrack - Setting/Display radius

Posted: Tue 7. Feb 2017, 11:55
by Dennisb
Wow, thanks for sharing this great tip! Excellent feature!