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Ability to Cut Switches

Started by gunrunnerjohn, November 11, 2022, 10:27:06 PM

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gunrunnerjohn

Many times doing a layout, it's necessary (or desirable) to cut the switch extensions to achieve a particular track plan result, however there is no way to do that in Anyrail.  Any chance this could be considered?  I use Ross switches and frequently find the need to trim some length off one or more rails.

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David

We will introduce a function to cut sectional straight and curved track in version 7, but not switches or other more complicated track elements.

The reason is that we would need to research each and every turnout to know how much can be cut off (if at all) from all three or more ends. Many times, there are mechanical or electrical parts in the way, or screws or other bits that hold the turnout together.
Also, you clearly can't cut through the frog itself.

The thing is that we want to ensure as much as we possibly can that a plan designed in AnyRail can be laid out for real. There is just too much risk in this functionality.
David Hoogvorst. Founder and Owner of DRail Software. Creator of AnyRail.

mfjord02

I'm sure you've already thought of this, John, but an alternative would be to use a straight section and appropriate flex section to mock up the cut switch. You'd have overlap and an unconnected end, but maybe it's better than nothing?