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Started by LGGVW, February 25, 2019, 11:39:35 am
Quote from: Tom Springer on February 25, 2019, 07:00:06 pmShort circuits, as in reversing loops where the current doubles-back on itself, or where one makes mistakes in crossing the + and - feeders? The latter probably can't be detected easily as it would occur during construction. The former can be seen by enabling the "reverse loops" option under the Show tab.Or is there something else here?
Quote from: Tom Springer on February 26, 2019, 01:50:08 amLGGVW (sorry, don't know your name)Is the issue of feeders because you need help in setting them up, or a way to keep track of them, or something else?When I was new to AR, I thought wiring support should be there, but as time has gone on (and that I have my own scheme for wiring), I have come to realize that the list of needed items, in my mind, has a lot ahead of wiring support. (3D user objects to make 3D view usable to me is my #1).If you are worried about the + and - wiring getting 'crossed', choosing a wiring convention ahead of time and using a variety of colored wires, each with a specific purpose identified by a unique color and well-documented, would be a big help. I have my own wiring scheme/convention/approach for all elements of the layout, and a specific convention for feeders, using colored wires separate from the buss wire colors, that prevents cross-wiring for me. I'll share it, if you want.
Quote from: Tom Springer on February 27, 2019, 06:13:57 amIt helps that I have the 'track plan' drawn on the bottom of my layout's baseboard, so I know where the track is when looking underneath.