Adding Wiring Diagrams to SCARM Track Plans

Currently, SCARM does not contain dedicated tools for drawing and editing of wiring diagrams, but despite of that, all kind of electric and electronic schematics can be represented on the plan with the help of the figures.

See below one sample schematic drawn in SCARM that contains various symbols of some frequently used electric and electronic components:

All wires are drawn with long tiny rectangles. All elements are drawn with rectangles, polygons and circles that are aligned and then grouped together.

Tip
If you are not familiar with the Figures interface in SCARM, take a look on How to work with figures topic in the program’s documentation.

Here is shown one simple track plan with power wires and turnout control block:

Note that all shapes for the wires have Height property set to 0 (zero), so the schematics will not be visible in the 3D Viewer. But if you want to see the physical wires, you can set Vertical Position and Height properties and they will appear also in 3D mode.

Note also that for now, it is much more convenient to print your track plan and to add the wiring on the printout using colored pencils. Once the wiring is completed, you can then represent it also in SCARM, using dedicated layer for all wires, operating wheels and control boxes.

The project files with the sample schematics can be downloaded from the links below.

Sample projects
Schematic.scarm
Layout with table and wiring.scarm

See also
How to work with figures in SCARM
How To Make Control Panels and Diagrams for SCARM Track Plans


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