The new SCARM version 1.8.0 is ready! Download it form www.scarm.info.
The most important added and/or improved features and updates are listed below.
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This version comes with some new features, including improvements in the Tracks selection panel and Libraries menu, many new and updated track libraries, updated language translations and several important bugfixes.
Tracks selection panel
The Tracks selection panel now shows the obsolete parts in some track systems marked in dark red color. These are some old tracks in some of the libraries, which are stopped from production or are replaced with new item numbers i.e. due to improvements in the production process. These old tracks will be now easily distinguished in order not to be mixed with the same looking actual items. In example, here are shown two pairs of obsolete turnouts in the Tillig TT-scale Modell library:
The old tracks will be also marked with “OBSOLETE PART” label in the tooltip, in the Status bar (when such part is selected) and in the Parts list (in the Note field), however that will be valid only for such parts used in new projects, after this update.
If you start a new project using a track system which contains old parts and don’t want to use them in your track plan, you can hide each old item by right-clicking over its button and select “Hide” from the context menu.
Please, note that currently, only a few libraries are fully processed with old tracks in them marked as obsolete parts. If you know more, let us know and we will make the necessary updates in the next versions of SCARM.
Over the years, SCARM’s libraries have grown in number and now the program supports more than 215 track systems in more than 30 different scales and gauges. As a result, the libraries selection menu is getting larger and the track systems are harder to be reached. In order to handle that, SCARM now offers the option for selecting only the required scales and to hide all other that are not necessary. To do that, go to “Tools” > “Settings” > “Tracks panel” and see the “Selected scales” list-box with all scales, included in the software:
In example, if you are modelling in N scale, uncheck all other scales and leave only the N scale checked in the list (scroll down the list-box to find N scale item and also to remove the other scales after it). In this way, you will see only N scale systems and will easily navigate in the menu. Further, you can also switch the sorting in “Libraries list sorting” field (in the right part of the same panel) and to see i.e. all the producers in N scale, or remove sorting and see all systems in N scale (including all scalable libraries) directly in the libraries selection menu, without navigating to the sub-menus.
MTS Train Controller
Note that you can now change the direction of the active loco using “D” key or stop it using the Spacebar. See more about how to operate the Train controller here: How to work with the Train controller
Notice for the users of old 1.x.x versions prior to v. 1.8.0
Please, upgrade your previous 1.x.x versions of SCARM to the latest v. 1.8.0 in order to get all new features and apply the last bugfixes. The old unregistered versions prior to v. 1.8.0 will be discontinued and no longer supported.
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Resolving SCARM Installation Issues