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Eric Lord
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Hi Eric,

vor 1 Stunde schrieb Eric Lord:

Does anyone know how to enable an enlargement of he board.

Double click the board to select it. 

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A double click is required, because the base board is initially "fixed"  (circle)

When selected, you can edit the board's properties.   (arrow)

Greets
Goetz

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Hi Goetz,

Yes, it's me again. I have some more questions.

When I highlight a full section of track to move it I find that the switch point becomes unattached from the rest, also if I try turning a switch say 180 degrees then the spur and the straight section detach from each other.

Next, now I have expanded the baseboard I find that if I lets say scroll the board in both planes then the track remains stationary whilst the base moves which means that the track can move off the board. I suppose I am asking is there a way to fix the track to the board whilst scrolling.

I hope that all this makes sense to you.

Thanks, again you know how much your help is appreciated.

Eric

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vor einer Stunde schrieb Eric Lord:

I hope that all this makes sense to you.

it does, Eric.

When you select objects, you can always hold down the ctrl key to add objects to the group or to discard them from the group.

That may be the answer to both of your problems. You can add the switch point to the selected group, if it wasm't included in the initial selection.
And equally, you can add the baseboard to your previously selected tracks, by holding down the ctrl key and then double-clicking the board.

Or turn off the "fixed" feature of the baseboard, before selecting everything. When it's not fixed, the board will behave like any other model.

I hope that helps?
Goetz

 

 

 

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Hi Goetz,

I am having trouble joining the last gap in some of the tracks, I am using Hornby tracks and sometimes there is a small gap left and the smallest track piece is just a little too long.

It's strange how things happen yesterday I was in town and met someone who I haven't seen for a long number of year's, he also builds model railways but the physical kind. I told him what I was attempting to do on the computer and he told me he uses a program named SCARM to plan any layouts, this program allows you to resize the length of Hornby flexible track to any length.

Do you know if this is possible in our program?

Thanks again,

Eric

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vor 31 Minuten schrieb Eric Lord:

Do you know if this is possible in our program?

yes, it is.

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Select the track piece and then click on the blue arrow head on either side.
It's replaced with a gismo and a small plate, both of which you may use to change the shape of that piece.

The gismo has three vextors.

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  • green ( Y-axis ) for the length
  • red ( X-axis ) for the radius / angle
  • blue ( Z-axis ) for raising,or lowering this end

Grab the small block if you want to freely "flex" the track instead 

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Hope that helps?

And please, tell your friend what a wonderful planner the 3D-train studio is
kind regards
Goetz

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Hi Goetz,

Yet another request, you must be tired of me by now.

Firstly thanks for the track lengthening reply it's made life easier already, after your tutorial I was surprised when I found that it works on all the track pieces and not just the flexible track which is great.

Now today's problem when I asked about fixing the track to the board and moving them as one perhaps I should have told you what I am after more clearly.

When I am in 2D mode or the technical drawing one and I zoom in to make things larger, how do I then move the screen up/down or left/right without zooming out to make things smaller?

I have looked under the view tab and can only find zoom in/out or centre which is not what I want is there a command somewhere else because I have looked elsewhere and can find one.

If there were some scroll bars then life would be much easier.

Thanks again for your time and patience with me.

Eric

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vor einer Stunde schrieb Eric Lord:

and I zoom in to make things larger,

Move the mouse while holding down the right button.

(Bewege die Maus mit gedrückter rechter Taste)

Henry

P.S. Is there any Problem with the Hornby track system ?

 (Gibt es ein Problem mit dem Hornby Gleissystem ?)

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Can anyone please tell me how to get the baseboard back as I have accidentally deleted it, as I was partway through adding a junction with plenty of switches involved I carried on and completed it, then saved it without the board showing? Which may complicate matters.

Eric

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