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Version 6

Started by David, May 18, 2016, 04:09:51 pm

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David

Hi all!

Finally, version 6 sees the light.
There have been many problems getting the 3D view to work well enough, but in most cases it will now yield an acceptable first result.
Of course, in the future, it will be improved further, but we did not want to make you wait any longer.

Of course, for anyone having a license for version 5, this upgrade is completely free.

If you have an older license, you can upgrade at 50% of the normal 'new' price.
Please use this link if you want to take advantage of that:
https://www.anyrail.com/upgrade_request_en.html

Thanks for your patience, and we hope you enjoy this fresh new release.

David.


David Hoogvorst
Founder and Owner of DRail Modelspoor Software
Creator of AnyRail

Mike from CT

Is something missing (like a link to the download for version 6)?


David

You can download the new version from the website:
https://www.anyrail.com
David Hoogvorst
Founder and Owner of DRail Modelspoor Software
Creator of AnyRail

Tom Springer

David,

Clicking on the "help" icon on the top right of the screen is getting a "failed to launch help" message.  Could this be because I downloaded the msi file from the website, instead of using the update option in 5.25.2  ?
Tom Springer

(Unintentional Pyromaniac)

David

This is because the link is not working correctly. It'll be fixed in the next update.
David Hoogvorst
Founder and Owner of DRail Modelspoor Software
Creator of AnyRail

Tom Springer

Tom Springer

(Unintentional Pyromaniac)

David

Version 6.0.22 (today's bugfix release) fixes the problem opening the Help. Please note that at this point, the help file is only availabe in English. German, French and Dutch will follow in time.

This version also uses DirectX instead of OpenGL for 3D rendering. A few people had problems with OpenGL.
One drawback is that the 'snapshot' function in the 3D view does not work anymore on a secondary screen.
David Hoogvorst
Founder and Owner of DRail Modelspoor Software
Creator of AnyRail

Future-Digital

Hello, David;

Logged into the first trial release of 6 and it started to update to a newer version. It got stuck because it could not close the earlier version. I had to close it manually and then hit "OK" to get it to finish.

Looking good otherwise.

Find myself looking for updates daily, even though I KNOW that you can't humanly work that fast. I am very eager to see just what will evolve.

Bill
"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." - Groucho Marx

Dylan Cole

Looking good  8)

Currently the only issue I have is the track icons are rather small on a UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution screen, this is also the case on a HD (1920 x 1080) screen.

Tom Springer

Is there a way in V6 to get the V5 "blue" that filled the screen (outside the work area) when working on a layout?  When I have a new layout open and empty, it's in the same "white" color as the rest of the AR screen (that lies behind the work area).  Hard on old eyes to tell where the layout edges are and "outside the work area" is.  I can choose not to center the work area and then add a thick border, but that's making working with V6 harder than V5 was.
Tom Springer

(Unintentional Pyromaniac)

Tom Springer

I have my own (special) "user objects" library containing "yardsticks" for common measurements I use to place items relative to each other; I named this collection/library "_measurements" (i.e., manufacture name's is "_measurements"); the underscore at the front of the name places it alphabetically before all the other entries in the user objects folder and V5 displays it at the beginning of the user object choices when the tab is selected.

In V6 it displays as the last user object entry, as if the name's sort order doesn't matter.  Is there a way to get the name order adjusted so I can get my collection at the beginning of the entries?  (It appears V6 displays all user-defined object collections at the end of the grouping.)

If one were to create a new object in V6 and click on the list of manufactures during the creation process, the list is "correctly" sorted alphabetically and my "_measurements" is at the top of the list, not the bottom.
Tom Springer

(Unintentional Pyromaniac)

wildman

So, in 3D view all we can see is the trackwork?
Walt

David

Yes, and a landscape is created to make it easier to see where the track is.

Other scenery items will be added in time.
David Hoogvorst
Founder and Owner of DRail Modelspoor Software
Creator of AnyRail

David

@Tom: Ordering user items and creating user libraries are on the wish list. Not planned yet however.
David Hoogvorst
Founder and Owner of DRail Modelspoor Software
Creator of AnyRail

Mike from CT

Quote from: wildman on May 23, 2016, 03:15:44 am
So, in 3D view all we can see is the trackwork?


Tunnels (and bridges and embankments) are a few of the features that have been implemented (and you have no idea how many headaches the attached "Climb From Hell" caused David during development of V6.... :)