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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2014, 06:36:55 AM »
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Some users are asking about roundhouses for their plans and a few other said that SCARM is getting slower on very large projects. So here are two new posts in the blog that may be of help:

How To Make a Roundhouse in SCARM - if you want to make a roundhouse in the SCARM track plan and 3D viewer.
How To Speed-Up SCARM - if you have problems when editing a large layout because SCARM works slower than usual.

Here is how may look one sample roundhouse in SCARM:



Hope this will be useful :)

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2014, 04:27:49 AM »
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Here is the list with the blog posts for May: www.scarm.info/blog/2014/05.

The new version of SCARM is on the way and will be released soon (I hope ;))

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2014, 05:38:51 AM »
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Here are the SCARM blog posts for June and July:

How To Make Circles / Cylinders in SCARM




The Roads in SCARM – Part 5 – Exact Straight And Curved Parts




“Bring To Front” Command For Tracks And Objects


Unfortunately, some small bugs in the roads feature were discovered and the next SCARM update will be delayed, but not for long, I hope ;)

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2014, 09:15:37 AM »
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Mac OSX supported?


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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2014, 09:30:21 AM »
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The updated KATO N Unitrack library for SCARM with the new Kato turntable is published and ready for download in the blog post below:

Updated KATO N Unitrack Library for SCARM

Here is how the turntable will look in SCARM 3D layout viewing mode with attached access section, straight fitted track and two bumpers:



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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2014, 01:10:22 PM »
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The new SCARM v. 0.9.25 is ready! It is coming with new shapes for the figures interface and many new and updated track libraries. Read more about it here:

SCARM Layout Software 0.9.25 Released

The new shapes are horizontal and vertical cylinders and will allow drawing of more objects and rolling stock, like the small steam engine below:



Hope you will like the new version ;)

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2014, 04:05:56 AM »
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Several users reported for a problem with SCARM 0.9.25 after updating of a previous version. This is most probably due to corrupted download of the installation package. It seems that sometimes installer is able to run even if it is not downloaded correctly, but after that, the program crashes on startup. If you also experience such problems, follow the steps described in the link below:

Resolving SCARM Installation Issues

This should help for fixing of bad setup package downloads.

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2014, 02:01:55 AM »
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Here is one nice gallery in the blog with very detailed SCARM screenshots, containing scenes and scenery from the Indian Railways:

Farrukhabad And More From Indian Railways in SCARM

Here are just 3 of them:







These were created with the old v.0.9.24 without the cylinder figures. The new v. 0.9.25 is able to produce even more realistic landscapes for those, who wish to create rich virtual layouts in SCARM.

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2014, 05:15:17 AM »
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When do you think you'll come out with a MAC version?

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2014, 08:10:03 AM »
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When do you think you'll come out with a MAC version?

I am not sure about that and cannot promise anything. There is a lot of work over the current Windows version and I will consider Mac port after it reaches 1.0 state at least.

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2014, 07:51:39 AM »
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Many users asked for the project file with the small steam engine that I used to show the new cylinder figures in SCARM v. 0.9.25, so here is it:

Drawing of Prussian T3 Steam Loco in SCARM

The article shows most of the steps in the drawing of a close representation of Prussian T3 loco in HO scale. Unfortunately, there is no way for automatic rescaling of the figures yet, but I am working over that. Below is shown the beginning of the drawing of one wheelset - as parts and assembled:



See all pics in the blog post and download the project file to see it on your own PCs.

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2014, 04:23:01 PM »
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In the beginning of November, I launched the new SCARM website with modern new look and responsive design. It comes with a lot of new and updated information and resources about the program and its features. See the new site here:

www.scarm.info



The site now works well not only on PCs, but also on tablets and smartphones too. Contents section is rewritten and optimized for easy navigation and access to the most important pages. The same is valid also for the documentation - it has new structure with many new and updated topics. See the new help page here:

Online help & FAQ about SCARM layout software

Hope you will like the new SCARM website :)

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2014, 08:32:25 AM »
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Here are listed the SCARM railway blog posts for October.

The next version of SCARM is almost ready and will be released soon. It will come with a long-awaited feature for working with layers :)

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Free Track Planning Software SCARM v. 0.9.26
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2014, 07:55:03 AM »
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And here is it - the new SCARM v. 0.9.26, coming with the new online help system integrated and the promised Layers feature. Read more details here:

SCARM Track Planning Software 0.9.26 Released

Hope you will like the new release ;)

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