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A few newbie questions

Post by Brammy » Wed 27. Jul 2016, 02:58

I'm using the free version. I'm 99.99% certain I'm going to get the paid version but want to kick the tires for a few.

The big question is on grades. I enter a piece of curved flex track. I want to set a grade. I'm not really sure on if I'm doing it right. I have two connected pieces, I set an arbitrary start and end height and it claims it has a 13-odd percent grade.

WHen I click on 3d view it's all the same height. Which brings me to the 3d view. How do I get an isometric view? It seems to just give me a side-on view.

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Re: A few newbie questions

Post by RailModeller Support » Wed 27. Jul 2016, 09:02

Hi Brammy,
Brammy wrote:I want to set a grade. I'm not really sure on if I'm doing it right. I have two connected pieces, I set an arbitrary start and end height and it claims it has a 13-odd percent grade.
At the moment grades are displayed in per-mille (1/1000) but we'll soon add an option to customize the format to accommodate for regional preferences.
(see also feature request Customizable display type when showing grades)
Brammy wrote:WHen I click on 3d view it's all the same height. Which brings me to the 3d view. How do I get an isometric view? It seems to just give me a side-on view.
Did you confirm the height edit operation by closing the dialog with Apply?
You can turn the sideways view on from the toolbar:
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Re: A few newbie questions

Post by Brammy » Wed 27. Jul 2016, 14:39

Thanks. I'm still confused though.

Below is a screeenshot of how I'm trying to do this. So far, all Ive managed to do is elevate the middle section 4" off the baseboard. :)

Also, in relation to flex track, how can I have a mostly straight section of flex with a little jog near the end?


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Re: A few newbie questions

Post by RailModeller Support » Wed 27. Jul 2016, 16:49

Brammy wrote:Thanks. I'm still confused though.
No worries - Maybe this post (going into details with grading tracks) helps:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=59#p4385

We've also created a tutorial on this topic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtEhHiA-Pqs
Brammy wrote:Also, in relation to flex track, how can I have a mostly straight section of flex with a little jog near the end?
Flex tracks can be freely bent by double-clicking the track (or using the Element > Edit menu command) and then moving the handles.

Hope this helps,
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Re: A few newbie questions

Post by Brammy » Wed 27. Jul 2016, 17:02

AHA!

Thanks.

For some reason, even though I *thought* I laid the track correctly, they weren't properly connected. Now I was able to enter in a start and end value for a range of tracks!

Thank you!

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Re: A few newbie questions

Post by Casper » Wed 11. Jan 2017, 07:09

Brammy wrote:AHA!

Thanks.

For some reason, even though I *thought* I laid the track correctly, they weren't using dbal https://www.tenderbuttons.com/d-bal-review-results properly connected. Now I was able to enter in a start and end value for a range of tracks!

Thank you!
Lol, same here Brammy, it's all good now though.

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