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Re: xTrkCADReader and blocks

Dwyane Ward
 

Wayne,

Suggest you ask over at JMRI group https://www.jmri.org/community/connections/XtrkCadReader/index.shtml or developer group https://github.com/JMRI/XTrkCadReader.

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xTrkCADReader and blocks

Wayne Miller
 

I have generated an xtc file and submit it to xTRKCADReader with -sb 100 option to have block numbers start at 101 but the program always generates the output xml file with block numbers starting at 1. What am I doing incorrectly?

Wayne


Re: 5.22GA - where are the .xti templates now? NTRAK especially

Ian
 

Oh my, my Forgettory must have let me down. I thought there was always an XTI folder in under the /xtrkcad/share folder alongside the params.

I have created the first ntrack4 xti so it can be imported but it then has to be UnGrouped so that turnouts and other amendments have to be made to it. I have made some clips demonstrating the Import and UnGrouping process. They (all 16) will be up on my YouTube channel in the next couple of days.

By the way, that NTRAK4 file included in the Examples is so old... how old... so old that it comes from version 2.11 dated 1998! The track outlines are so totally different! It loads in our current version and can be manipulated just fine but it looks just so different. Maybe we need to look for the older files and bring them a little more up-to-date before we put them into the Examples folder? 


On Sun, 18 Sept 2022 at 22:37, Dwyane Ward via groups.io <dwyaneward=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
On Sat, Sep 17, 2022 at 10:08 PM, Ian wrote:
ntrak4.xtc, ntrak6.xtc. and ntrak8.xtc.
Ian,

I do not believe the development team has started incorporating "XTI" module files into the install yet.

As for N Scale TTrak files, only Jim Nealand Module file has been incorporated into the install, that was back at version 4.0.3a.
There has been other files here in the groups.IO file section by different individuals, but none incorporated into the install.

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Re: 5.22GA - where are the .xti templates now? NTRAK especially

Ian
 

Thank you, Dave, that really help me.


On Sun, 18 Sept 2022 at 23:34, Dave Bullis <sillub@...> wrote:
It easy enough to turn the ntrak*.xtc into .xti:
Load each one, select all, export

The xtc files have every thing in a layer-module so you might want to turn that off so you can modify them

Also, as I'm mentioned else where, the tracks have Bridge turned on (versioning problem) so you have to turn that off as well

Dave



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Re: 5.22GA - where are the .xti templates now? NTRAK especially

Dave Bullis
 

It easy enough to turn the ntrak*.xtc into .xti:
Load each one, select all, export

The xtc files have every thing in a layer-module so you might want to turn that off so you can modify them

Also, as I'm mentioned else where, the tracks have Bridge turned on (versioning problem) so you have to turn that off as well

Dave


Re: 5.22GA - where are the .xti templates now? NTRAK especially

Dwyane Ward
 

On Sat, Sep 17, 2022 at 10:08 PM, Ian wrote:
ntrak4.xtc, ntrak6.xtc. and ntrak8.xtc.
Ian,

I do not believe the development team has started incorporating "XTI" module files into the install yet.

As for N Scale TTrak files, only Jim Nealand Module file has been incorporated into the install, that was back at version 4.0.3a.
There has been other files here in the groups.IO file section by different individuals, but none incorporated into the install.

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Dwyane Ward


5.22GA - where are the .xti templates now? NTRAK especially

Ian
 

Over the years I have used and created dozens of XTI files and I recall that there used to be a stack of templates included with the Downloaded Installation files. Is it only happening on my system or do we no longer include any XTI files with a Download?

I have just re-downloaded the latest version as well as gone back through a couple of older versions. No XTI folder nor files showing up. 

The other day, from the Help -->> Examples page I found 3 NTRAK example files but they were Read-Only XTC files, not XTI; ntrak4.xtc, ntrak6.xtc. and ntrak8.xtc.

Don't we have any importable modules for NTRAK?


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Re: Where do I download the "track libraries" from?

Dave Bullis
 

XTrkCad is designed to mimic pencil and paper (with some additional features)
So imagine you have a piece of paper the size of your layout, with a specified width and height.
The width is the 'maximum X value' and height is the 'maximum Y value'

The balloon help for the Width and Height fields says 'Specifies the size of the room (in inches or centimeters)'


Re: Where do I download the "track libraries" from?

Robert Heller
 

Rule of thumb: "height" is this case is height and width refer to *screen*
height and width (max "y", and max "x"). XtrakCAD is a 2D CAD system, viewed
from a spot on your layout room's ceiling (a "bird's eye view"). *Elevation*
is "height" of the track from the "ground level" of the layout. "Subways" will
have negative elevation. Elevated track will have positive elevation.
Elevation is the Z axis, which is in line with your "viewpoint".

At Mon, 5 Sep 2022 00:25:55 -0400 main@xtrackcad.groups.io wrote:


Height is actually the front to back dimension of the layout vs the
width, which is the side to side dimension. A little confusing
terminology I know.

On 9/1/22 9:32 PM, Tim Kelley wrote:
#1.)
I clicked on Files / Parameter Files / Library
The really good news is I found "Peco North American Code 83 HO Scale
Turnouts".
The BAD news is I did NOT find "Peco North American Code 83 HO Scale
Streamline Track".
Anybody know where I can find that?
#2.)
In Options / Layout what is meant by "Height"? What do i put in that
field?
Thanks ---Tim





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Re: Where do I download the "track libraries" from?

scenicsRme
 

Height is actually the front to back dimension of the layout vs the width, which is the side to side dimension. A little confusing terminology I know.

On 9/1/22 9:32 PM, Tim Kelley wrote:
#1.)
I clicked on Files / Parameter Files / Library
The really good news is I found "Peco North American Code 83 HO Scale Turnouts".
The BAD news is I did NOT find "Peco North American Code 83 HO Scale Streamline Track".
Anybody know where I can find that?
#2.)
In Options / Layout what is meant by "Height"? What do i put in that field?
Thanks ---Tim


Re: Do XTrackCAD and JMRi play well together

ac917@...
 

There is a converter on JMRI website: https://www.jmri.org/community/connections/CommunityConnectionsIndex.shtml  Relatively easy. Sometimes creates miniscule track sections that are hard to select in JMRI Layout Editor. Anyrail and others are also supported.

 

Rob

 

 

From: main@xtrackcad.groups.io <main@xtrackcad.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Kelley
Sent: September 3, 2022 12:17 PM
To: main@xtrackcad.groups.io
Subject: [xtrackcad] Do XTrackCAD and JMRi play well together

 

Good morning,
So I've decided to use XTrackCAD to design my model railroad layout.
Is there a way to "export" my layout and then "import" that layout into JMRI?
Is it easy to do? Impossible?
Thanks, --Tim


Do XTrackCAD and JMRi play well together

Tim Kelley <tim.kelley@...>
 

Good morning,
So I've decided to use XTrackCAD to design my model railroad layout.
Is there a way to "export" my layout and then "import" that layout into JMRI?
Is it easy to do? Impossible?
Thanks, --Tim


Re: #FetureRequest : How about nesting layers? #feturerequest

ctclibby
 

Thanks guys! Found out 5.2.1 also does the nested layer stuff. Guess that I just missed it. Upgraded to 5.2.2 anyhow.


Re: #FetureRequest : How about nesting layers? #feturerequest

Allison 64
 

I use layers 1-10 for the general stuff like room dimensions and basic benchwork
11-20 for all the staging drawings
21-30 for level 1 track plan, elevations, scenic planning, electrical plans
31-40 for level 2 track plan, elevations, etc.
41-50 for templates of favorite track snips, general signal notes, CMRI I/O, etc.
When I need more space for notes I'll use 51-60.  Just use good names for each layer, is all.  Turn on the ones you want to see at one time, turn off the others.  It's worked great for me
Allison


On Thu, Sep 1, 2022 at 1:10 PM ctclibby <hogger@...> wrote:
Those that produce rather large layouts could benefit from having nested layers. For instance, say I have a 2 level layout ( I do ), and want to only look at the Lower level? Layers are labeled something like:
LowerBench
LowerTrack
LowerElectrical
LowerScenery
LowerText
...etc
Replace Lower with Upper ( above ) and it is pretty much the same thing for the Upper layer.

It seems as a drawing ages, more and more stuff gets cluttered on/in it. I try to do that as then I don't have to keep pages of notes of what I thought I meant. And then ya got to find them 3 or more weeks down the road.

It would be way easier to turn the whole Layer off with one button push then have to do them individually. Having nested layers in a Layer would also be good. Sometimes it can get pretty confusing when there are two ( or more ) elevations in one of those Layers and could be difficult to determine what was meant. So I guess what I am asking:

Lower - Layer container for all Lower objects
LowerBench - another Layer container for all Lower Bench objects
LowerTrack - ditto.
LowerText - probably a stand alone layer

Keep up the good work - have been a user for *years*.

Thanks!


Re: Where do I download the "track libraries" from?

Dwyane Ward
 

Tim,

#1 "Peco North American Code 83 HO Scale Turnouts" is the streamlime track, just does not have the correct content header.
#2 Room/Layout Width is "X" max dImension of the main design window grid, Room/Layout Height is "Y" max dImension of the main design window grid.
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Dwyane Ward


Re: Where do I download the "track libraries" from?

Tim Kelley <tim.kelley@...>
 

#1.)
I clicked on Files / Parameter Files / Library
The really good news is I found "Peco North American Code 83 HO Scale Turnouts".
The BAD news is I did NOT find "Peco North American Code 83 HO Scale Streamline Track".
Anybody know where I can find that?
#2.)
In Options / Layout what is meant by "Height"? What do i put in that field?
Thanks ---Tim


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