SCARM v. 1.4.0 Released

The new SCARM version 1.4.0 is ready! Download it form www.scarm.info.

The most important added and/or improved features and updates are listed below.

Added and improved features:
- New Translocation tool for precise moving of the selection with dx and dy offsets (you will find it in the Toolbox)
- New option in the Flex-tracks modelling tool for automatic adding of the required number of flexes to accomplish given length or radius/angle track laying operation

New track libraries:
- Lego L RC train track system
- Lego L 9V train track system

New object libraries:
- Cars (sedan) (not included in the installation package, requires download)

Updated libraries:
- Atlas O 3-rail
- Kato N Unitrack
- Kato HO Unitrack
- Rivarossi H0

Updated translations:
German
Czech
Japanese

Bugfixes:
- Fixed AV error message that may sometimes appear when quitting SCARM
- Various small bugfixes and improvements

Tip
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.

This version comes with 2 new Lego libraries, several updated track libraries, one new object library with virtual cars and has some new and improved tools in the Toolbox.

New and improved tools in the Toolbox

Now you will be able to use the new Translocation tool in the Toolbox for precise moving of the selection on the drawing plot by use of dx and dy offsets. Use positive values for moving right/down and negative values for moving left/up. The Flex-tracks modelling tool is also improved with a new option for automatically adding of the required number of flex pieces in order to accomplish some lengthy or wide radius and big angle track laying operations. This option is always on by default, but if you want to work with the flex-tracks tool as before, using only one flex piece, you can turn it off.

The Lego libraries

This version adds two new Lego libraries that will allow track planning with SCARM for the well-known Lego trains. The two Lego libraries contains the tracks for the most recent Lego 9V and RC track systems.

You will find the new Lego libraries in the Libraries selection menu under the “L” scale.

The new Cars library

This version introduces a new object library which contains several virtual cars (sedans) in different colors. You can just drag and drop the cars on the plot and rotate them to properly positioning over the road network of your layout.

Note that this library is not part of the installation package due to the size of the textures in the file. You can download and install it separately from the library info page (see the links below) and access it from the Objects sub-menu of the libraries list in SCARM.

Notice for the users of old 1.x.x versions prior to v. 1.4.0

Please, upgrade your previous 1.x.x versions of SCARM to the latest v. 1.4.0 in order to get all new features and apply the last bugfixes. The old unregistered versions prior to v. 1.4.0 will be discontinued and no longer supported.

Get SCARM from
Official SCARM Download Location

Buy SCARM license key from
SCARM Webshop
(if you already have SCARM License Key, this update is free for you)

Get Cars library from
Cars library info page

See also
Resolving SCARM Installation Issues


6 thoughts on “SCARM v. 1.4.0 Released

  1. I’m kind of new to this so I picked up your design “Bachmann N-scale Track Plan #2″.
    I have finally acquired all the track parts I need. It has occurred to me that this layout needs to be wired. Does SCARM have anything about wiring? The track planning is great and I fully intend to take advantage of the App, but without wiring, whats the use.

    I understand that there is a big difference between analog and DCC. Are these layouts primarily designed for DCC? Is there a similar App that would help with the wiring or is that something you just have to know.

  2. Hello Ken,

    Currently, SCARM does not contain dedicated wiring feature, but as other users are also asking about this, I will consider adding of such function in some of the next versions of the program. For now, the only way of representing the wires and all other electrical devices is by use of the Figures in SCARM.

    The layout that you mention, Bachmann N-scale Track Plan #2, is suitable for both DC and DCC wiring and that depends on your choice. Note that you can control the turnouts manually or electrically and if you prefer to use DCC system for controlling of the trains, you can still use separate power source and analog controls for the turnouts. And if you choose DC for the trains, you may need to add some isolated blocks in order to be able to control 2 or more analogue locos.

  3. Hello,
    I use SCARM 1.4.0
    I created a railway network HO with PECO 75
    I want to print my railway network on paper at scale 1 with a printer HP1B136D (HP ENVY 5540 series), for this I use the fonction “In fullsize :1.1” in the print function.
    The result on A4 paper does not allow to obtain an alignment of the tracks when the documents are juxtaposed. I tried with a printer CANON and this is the same result.
    Do you have an answer to this problem ?
    Thank you
    Gilles

  4. Hello Gilles,

    I do not understand why the result pages of the 1:1 printout cannot be aligned. Can you please put several pages of the printout together and then make a photo of the arrangement? If yes, send the photo to me at together with the original SCARM project file and I will check what could be wrong.

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