SHOW tab

The SHOW tab contains functions to control what’s currently displayed.

SHOW tab
FunctionDescription
CenterlineShow only a single line for the track
TrackShow the track. The outer lines of what’s drawn are the actual rails
SleepersDraw Track with sleepers. The sleepers have the actual width, but not the actual position and distance from each other
RoadbedShow the roadbed of the track. The actual width of the sectional elements is used here. Make sure to tick this box if you want to check if the track fits on the baseboard, and does not overlap
TraceShow a trace of the given Width under all track. This can be used to check clearances
WidthWidth of the trace
Hidden trackShow all track labeled Hidden. This is dotted track in tunnels, hidden staging yards, etc.
Visible trackShow all track not labeled Hidden. This is all track in plain sight
Track endsShow clear boundaries between the sectional track elements
LabelShow the label for each part
Part numberShow a part number on each track element. The software tries to scale the font down on smaller parts. If this is not possible, the track number won’t show
Section nameShow the name of the section. This only shows when there’s enough room. The software determines a position and orientation for the text
Section usageShow the usage of the section. This shows only when there’s enough room
Slope percentageThis shows the percentage of the gradient (if any). 1% means one unit of descent/ascent per 100 units of distance, e.g. 1 cm per meter. When the slope is too steep, this percentage will be shown in red. See Settings to set the maximum slope
Height on slopesShow the height, but only on slopes
Height on plainsShow the height, but only on plains. The height is only shown here and there
Lines and surfacesShow lines and surfaces
TextsShow texts
RulersShow rulers
GlueShow glue indicators
PagesShow the pages as the layout would be printed in the current view scale
GuidesShow circle center point for curved track
Lower limitOnly show all elements with a height of at least this value. Together with the Upper limit, this allows you to define a horizontal slice of your layout
Upper limitOnly show all elements with a height below this value