The new SCARM version 0.9.33 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. 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.
- New “Height shift” tool in the Toolbox for vertical transposition of all selected tracks and objects together
- New command “Transfer to Layer” in Edit menu for moving tracks and objects between layers while keeping the Z-order in 2D mode
- Improved “Parts list” HTML code for better viewing of the page in all modern browsers
- Improved “Measuring tape” feature with on-screen hint for showing the measured distance (works only with Windows Aero theme)
- Automatic check procedure for incompatible track joins and placements (filling of incompatible tracks database is in progress)
Updated track libraries:
- Kato N Unitrack
- Faller H0 AMS
Japanese (thanks to TodaProduction)
- Fixed issue which prevented creating of slopes for sequential doubled tracks (i.e. Kato doubled straights and curves)
- Fixed truncated strings after entering of vertical dash (|) in the text edit field
- Various small bugfixes and improvements
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This version comes with several new features and two important bugfixes. One cool addition in this release is the new “Height shift” tool which is located as a last function in the Toolbox. Using it, you will be able to vertically move all selected tracks, figures and objects in the plan. This version also fixes the issue which prevented creating of slopes for sequentially joined doubled tracks and corresponding libraries are also updated.
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Resolving SCARM Installation Issues
Great program. I just upgraded to 9.33 when I realized I was several versions behind, and love many of the features that you have been adding. But I am experiencing a weird issue with the new version.
First let me clarify that my computer has three monitors. For technical reasons, the default monitor (the one that displays the BIOS boot-up POST messages, and that Windows identifies as 1) is NOT set as my “Main Display” in windows. My Windows is set so that monitor 3 is the Main Display for my desktop, and the other monitors extend the desktop.
The problem I am experience with the new version of SCARM is that every time I launch the program, the SCARM window opens on the default/1 monitor instead of on the Main Desktop monitor (3). So I have to drag it over to my main monitor every time.
I was able to find copies of some of the older install versions (9.29, 9.30a, 9.31) to see if they have the same problem. 9.29 and 9.30a both behave normally and open the SCARM window on the main monitor (3). But 9.31 and 9.33 both open the SCARM window on the default/1 monitor ever time.
oh, I forgot to mention that I am running Windows 7, and that I did the steps to reset the SCARM settings using the hold-shift-during-launch, but that did not fix the problem.
I will check that. SCARM has some issues when started in multi-monitor configurations so that is possible. If you experience also other problems, let me know.
Thanks for the new version.
Is’t possible to print a track plan with vertical and horizontal measures indiquate to the top and at left of the screen ?
If you want, you can enable the dimensions showing on each Baseboard’s side and these will be also appear on the printout. If you want to have measurements relative to the top-left corner of the screen, you will need to enter them manually as text.
I would like to suggest an upgrade to the figures section. With the circle I can set the diameter in the properties dialog box.
In the rectangle dialog box, it would be helpful to be able to set the width and length as one can for the baseboard rectangle. This would help in designing structures and land masses.
OK, I will add this suggestion to my To-do list for SCARM.
How can I draw a custom outline of odd angles of my layout’s bench work for visual reference.
You can create the baseboard/benchwork contour in any shape with only one limitation – crossed lines are not allowed. See how to do it here: How to create baseboard/workbench shape?
A few more articles, describing rounded baseboard or table with a hole inside can be found in the blog, using the tag baseboard.