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Problems / Re: Selecting a printer
Last post by Future-Digital - Yesterday at 06:20:49 pm

When I bring up AnyRail's Print section, by clicking on Print, the area to be printed shows to the right and on the left, near the bottom, is a box marked "Print Setup."

Click on that box and a Print Setup menu will pop up in the middle of the screen. Near the top of that it says "Printer," and just below that it says "Name:"

If I click just to the right of "Name" on the name of the printer shown, I get a list of several printers that are attached to my computer, including but not limited to the default printer. Pick one.

Give that a try. Good luck.

Problems / Selecting a printer
Last post by philguk - Yesterday at 05:14:05 pm
I think I'm having a bad day, but ....

WHERE in AnyRail can you select which printer to use? I have more than one network printer attached and I would like to be able to choose which one to use. AnyRail seems to pick the default printer and stick with it!

Or am I missing a option somewhere??


PS The help doesn't seem to cover "selecting a printer"
Track plans / Re: Difficulty with curve layo...
Last post by Vic A - December 02, 2020, 04:04:49 am
Worked on the Grimy side a little more . . .

You can fine tune from here if you like.

Wish list / Re: New feature - What fills t...
Last post by philguk - December 01, 2020, 07:40:12 pm
Totally agree my loft layout is 100% (apart from turnouts) flex track

But for future planning, I'm going down the Japanese route of easily creatable (and dismantleable) layouts

That said, Rocoline ballasted track does also have flexible......
Wish list / Re: New feature - What fills t...
Last post by Future-Digital - December 01, 2020, 04:54:22 pm
I once had that goal, as well. I had LOTS of fixed "Standard" track pieces and wanted to use them instead of buying anything else.

After a few years of building and rebuilding I completely changed my mind. Fixed track is great in places, but it has REQUIREMENTS. That is, you can't vary it much, if at all.

What happens if you want something BETWEEN a 22 and a 26 inch radius? What happens when you want something that starts off in a 22 inch radius and morphs into a 26 inch radius (made up examples)? Hard to fudge that. A small piece of flex track taught me I could have MANY nice subtle variations that were completely unavailable with Fixed track.

Buy a few pieces and give it a try. You may well grow to like it.

Track plans / Re: First layout plan
Last post by BadBanana - December 01, 2020, 01:38:34 am
Also, consider spacing out your S-bends slightly.  A very short straight link between left and right curves can make it much easier for a couple of wagons or coaches to transition from one curve to the opposite curve.  It helps with smoother running and it will also make the train movement look much more natural.
Wish list / Re: single rail isolator icon
Last post by toddster - December 01, 2020, 12:00:33 am
the better solution would be if there was the option to be able to install/show of it was 1 or 2 isolators installed at that position and that the program could recognise that if 2 were installed at the end of a return loop that the return loop is now isolated instead of having to disconnect that track  connection to kill a return loop showing up when looking for any return loops if there are multiple possibles in a large complex plan.

also off topic but still a wish list item it would be nice to be able to save a track plan name as a jpeg and have numerals in the name so you can see which one it might be if you have multiple versions of the same track plan in development with slight variations.
Track plans / Re: Difficulty with curve layo...
Last post by Vic A - November 30, 2020, 05:02:18 am
Hi Mike,

Worked on your drawing a little.  You're doing fine - just need to work with the program some more.

You have several pieces of track that have the control points overlapping.  Suggest you use smooth flex more often. 
Also pay attention to the angle of the endpoints of your switches.  You can make a curve with an angle to compliment it.  If you have a switch with a ten degree divergence, add a 80 degree curve to it for a total of 90 degrees.

Wish list / Re: New feature - What fills t...
Last post by philguk - November 29, 2020, 08:32:41 pm
Quote from: magnus on November 28, 2020, 10:02:17 pmI don't think that feature exists. But what I always find myself doing is to use Flexi track. That will almost always solve it.
Agree that is one option. But I'm trying to build semi-permanent layouts with ONLY standard track pieces
General Discussion / Re: Smooth Slope
Last post by David - November 29, 2020, 04:34:45 pm
Reinstalling the program will not help. You probably have one of the track items glued, in a locked layer or a height locked.

It could also be that you did not select a consecutive stretch. If there are turnouts in the selection, make sure only one leg is selected.
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