The new SCARM version 0.9.24 is ready! Download it form www.scarm.info.
|Remember, that SCARM is still in beta stage of development and sometimes may not work as expected. Always create archives of your layouts and save changes in a given track plan with incremental files (just in case) named like “plan_1.scarm”, “plan_2.scarm”, and so on. Please report any bugs and/or unexpected error messages with a short explanation how, when and where in the program they occurs in the comments area below.|
Some of the more important added/improved features and updates are listed below.
|If “Check for Updates” feature in older releases reports that there is no newer version of SCARM, download the installer directly from the website. The old release info file may be cached on your PC and it may need some time to expire. If the website also shows older version, press F5 key to refresh it.|
The most important new feature in SCARM is the ability to work with a true road sections with slopes and surface markings. To start working with the roads, select the “Roads” library in the “Objects” sub-menu from the track libraries list. The road system in SCARM includes 10 basic pieces, one transition and a dead end, allowing construction of two-way, single and double lane roads and streets with appropriate intersections and road surface marking. The main section is two-way flex road, which may be clear or can be painted with dashed center line, solid center line or double solid center line according to the needs. There are also crossing approach section (IS approach), pedestrian crossing section (Crosswalk), 3 intersection adapters and simple road crossing (Intersection). The handling of the road sections is same as the tracks. If you are familiar with the flex tracks, you can start playing with roads in SCARM right now. Below are shown several samples of roads usage, but the possibilities and combinations are much more, especially for the crossings, which may be much more complex if created with the figures.
Bridge over a highway
Road climbing a mountain
Avenue crossing a street
More samples and tutorials about using of the roads will be posted soon.
Another useful addition in this version are the favorite (most used) libraries. They will appear as directly accessible buttons under the title of currently selected library in the Tracks panel. Up to 10 favorite libraries may be hold in the panel (by default are 5), sorted automatically or ordered and fixed by the user, depending on the settings. See how they will look on the picture below.
I hope that you will like the new version and also hope that the next release will be ready in a shorter period
|If you like SCARM, share the info about it with your friends in the social network sites or post a link to www.scarm.info in your blog or your favorite railroad forum, so more and more model train enthusiasts and fans to know about it and to use it for free.|
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