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by smf
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 109
Views: 74073

Re: model railroad track planning

The last time I played a bit with QCTrack (and of course found several todo's). Attached is another example. :) Thank you, QCad! :)

The complete track plan:
example2_tracks.png
track plan
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Only visible track parts and landscape hints:
example2_visible.png
visible parts
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by smf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 109
Views: 74073

Re: model railroad track planning

Hi all, the thread at http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=3348 now contains revised tutorials and some more examples and how-to-gifs. So I treat it "ready to go". :wink: Thank you Clive for the support, thank you Husky for the numerous suggestions! :) And of course: thank you Andrew fo...
by smf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

howto: oval with siding

SimpleExampleSml.gif
howto: oval with siding animation
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by smf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

example plan

Attached is a dxf example plan for Maerklin C system which looks like this:
example.png
Mäklin C-Gleis example plan image
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by smf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

Tutorial step 8: fill with straight tracks

Below you see an example of how to use the QCTrack fill with straight function. If you have track ends in a straight line, you can (try to) connect them: Select QCTrack / Fill with straight tracks or type QF. Select track ends to connect. Check / modify maximum use of track elements (first example: ...
by smf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

Tutorial step 7: align

Below you see an example of how to use the QCTrack align function. If you have one or more tracks that should be aligned to another track but moved only on an (may be arbitrary) axis, you can do this: Select tracks to align. Select QCTrack / Align or type QA. Select to-be-aligned track end. Select t...
by smf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

Re: Tutorial step 6: create plans superfast

Thanks to perstistent asking :wink: of Husky, there is a Track Widget :) that can be enabled / disabled via menu item QCTrack / View track widget or "QV". You then get something like the Block list but with some more information about the tracks you may add. TrackWidgetBaseNew.png To place an unconn...
by smf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

Tutorial step 5: simple functions

Now let's play. :) To build a new track plan, insert the first block somewhere with the usual QCad functions (e.g. select one at the Block List and insert it or just copy it from your "library" area) or via "QN" (QCtrack / Insert new track from track widget) after selecting one in the track widget (...
by smf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

Tutorial step 4: create your library

As described in step 2 and 3, create all your track elements, insert each block once and save :D this file. For Maerklin C-System tracks, you get something like this: MaerklinCSystem.png Of course, for Maerklin C-System tracks you may just download my library MaerklinCGleis.dxf from the post above. ...
by smf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

Tutorial step 3: create complex parts like turnouts

To create more complex elements than just straight or curved elements, you may edit the created blocks as needed. In this example, I will show the required steps to create a curved turn out like Maerklin 24671 which has 360mm radius and 30° curves which have an offset of 77.5mm. First, create the "b...
by smf
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

Tutorial step 2: create track parts

To create a new track part, select "Create" from the QCTrack menu. The following dialog will appear: Create.png Enter a block name for the to be created block, e.g. "MC24188" for a Maerklin C-System track with number 24188. Because the "MC24" is all the same for all compatible tracks, this informati...
by smf
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

Tutorial step 1: installation

To install the QCTrack extension, download the latest zip file and unpack it to the ..../qcad/scripts folder, so there exists a file ..../qcad/scripts/QCTrack/QCTrack.js in your QCad-installation. That's all. :) After a QCad restart, you should have a new menu item "QCTrack" after the "Help" item.
by smf
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

libraries for QCTrack

Attached are example libraries containing track elements (and some example plans) for Märklin H0 C-Gleis, Märklin Z miniclub and Ninco slot car tracks.
NincoSchienen.dxf
Ninco slot car
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MaerklinZ.dxf
Märklin Z (miniclub)
(922.67 KiB) Downloaded 1112 times
MaerklinC.dxf
Märklin H0 C-Gleis
18.09.15 updated / now incl. R3-curved-turnout
(1.27 MiB) Downloaded 1126 times
MaerklinM.dxf
Märklin H0 M-Gleis
20.01.17
(609.94 KiB) Downloaded 525 times
by smf
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Finished 'Ready to go' Scripts/Plug-in's
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 11
Views: 43202

model railroad track planning

Hi there, with massive support of Andrew and many many suggestions of Husky and Clive, I wrote some scripts to ease model railroad track plannig with QCad. Please see the original thread at http://www.qcad.org/rsforum/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=3172 for the full story, here you'll find only the latest ve...
by smf
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: QCAD 'Script Add-On & Plug-in challenge' - Work in Progress
Topic: model railroad track planning
Replies: 109
Views: 74073

Re: model railroad track planning

Thanks for the hint - I was already wondering how to send my tutorials... :wink:

@Clive: thank you for unlocking me, I will post everything in the next days presumably. I startet with the main things at viewtopic.php?f=109&t=3348

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