When you place a new track or object in the 2D editor, it will always be drawn on top of all other items. But some of the early placed items may become hidden and look disordered in means of 3D vertical positions and heights. Unfortunately, there is no command like “Bring To Front” in the current version of SCARM, but you can cope with that very easy. See below how it works.
Bring To Front
In order to perform “Bring To Front” command, select the track or object that you want to move on top of all other items.
|To select more than one track or object, use either selection rectangle or hold Shift while clicking with left mouse button on each item.|
Then cut (Ctrl-X) and immediately paste (Ctrl-V) the selection – all selected items will be moved on top of all other tracks and objects. That is all.
Send To Back
Using that trick, you can perform also a “Send To Back” command in the 2D editor. To do that, select the tracks and/or objects that you want to move below all other items, then use “Edit” > “Invert Selection” menu command and finally cut and paste the already inverted selection – in that way, initially selected items will be moved below all other tracks and objects.
Please, note the following about how SCARM draws the image in 2D mode:
• All tunnel tracks in 2D mode are drawn below all other tracks
• All bridge tracks in 2D mode are drawn on top of all other tracks
• All figures with Vertical position + Height properties < 1.5mm (0.06") are drawn below the tracks
• All figures with Vertical position + Height properties > 1.5mm (0.06″) are drawn on top of the tracks
In the 3D Viewer, the tracks’ and objects’ vertical positions and heights are always drawn correctly.
How does Copy-Paste works