Feb 22, 2011
Thanks that helps.
The next version of SCARM is almost completed and will come soon
And here is the list with blog posts for December: www.scarm.info/blog/2013/12.
How do you delete a file and or change the name of a file. Thanks
What files do you want to delete or rename and how this is related to SCARM?
I have track plans in the scarm files that I would like to delete and some I want to change the names I gave them.
You can rename or delete SCARM project files in Windows Explorer like any other files. Just keep .scarm extension when renaming and everything will be OK.
This is the list with articles in the blog for January 2014: www.scarm.info/blog/2014/01.
Not so much, but this month there will be more
Two small bugs in SCARM were reported last month so far:
- "Integer Overflow" error message may appear in some situations when modelling flex-tracks
- Arrow keys in the 2D editor stop working after pressing of Esc key
All these will be corrected in the next release of SCARM, but you encounter another problems, let me know about them in this thread.
Here is a nice collection of Quick tips, that may be useful in your daily work with SCARM: Quick Tips in SCARM Software
And here is the list with articles in the blog for February 2014: www.scarm.info/blog/2014/02.
The new SCARM v. 0.9.24 is ready and published, coming with the long-awaited feature for true roads with grades and various surface markings! See more about it here:
SCARM v. 0.9.24 Released
Hope you will like it!
Here is the list with articles in the blog for March: www.scarm.info/blog/2014/03.
And here is the first tutorial in the blog about using of the new road feature:
The Roads in SCARM – Part 1 – Basic Usage
More tutorials about roads in SCARM will come soon
Two more tutorials about road crossings were published in the blog. See all here:
All tutorials about roadways in SCARM
The articles are showing how to assemble the crossings, IS adapters and IS approaches in order to get various intersections and combinations, like the one below:
More about the road building in SCARM will come soon
And here are the blog posts for April: www.scarm.info/blog/2014/04.
Here is the list with articles in the blog for May - www.scarm.info/blog/2014/05.
Some users are asking about roundhouses for their virtual layouts and some others wants SCARM to perform faster on their very large projects. So check these recent posts:
How To Make a Roundhouse in SCARM - if you want to represent a realistic roundhouse in the track plan and 3D viewer.
How To Speed-Up SCARM - if you have problems when editing a large layout because SCARM is working slowly.
Here is how may look one example roundhouse in SCARM:
Hope all this will be of help
In June, there was only one article in the blog:
How To Make Circles / Cylinders in SCARM
And here is the list with the posts for July: www.scarm.info/blog/2014/07
One of them is for the custom-made road pieces and the other is showing how to simulate "Bring to Front" and "Send to Back" commands in SCARM.
SCARM v. 0.9.25 released
The new SCARM v. 0.9.25 is ready, coming with new figures and many new and updated track libraries. Read more about it here:
SCARM Free Railroad Layout Software 0.9.25 Released
The new figures are horizontal and vertical cylinders, so the way of creating circles / vertical cylinders given in the above post is now obsolete. With the dedicated cylinders you will be able to draw more complex objects and rolling stock, like the small steam engine below:
Hope you will like the new version and the new features in it
Some users reported for a problem with the new SCARM 0.9.25 after update. This is probably due to corrupted download of the installation package. It seems that the installer is able to run even if it is not downloaded correctly, but after that, the program crashes on startup. If you also experience such problems, follow the steps described in the link below:
Resolving SCARM Installation Issues
This should help for fixing of the corrupted setup package.
And here is the list with September's railway blog posts in the SCARM blog.
By user's request, one of the articles is about the Favorite libraries in SCARM...
...and shows how they can be turned off (if you don't want them in the selection panel).
Many users asked about the file with the small steam engine that I used for demonstration of the new cylinder features in SCARM v. 0.9.25. Here is it:
Drawing of Prussian T3 Steam Loco in SCARM
The article shows most of the steps in the drawing of a close representation of Prussian T3 loco in HO scale. In example, here is the wheelset - as parts and assembled:
See more pics in the blog post and download the project file to see it on your own PCs.
In the beginning of November, I launched the new SCARM website with modern new look and responsive design, which is coming with a lot of new and updated information and resources about the program and its features. See it here:
The site now works well not only on PCs, but also on tablets and smartphones too. Contents section is rewritten and optimized for easy navigation and access to the most important pages. The same is valid also for the documentation - it has new structure with many new and updated topics. See the new help page here:
Online help & FAQ about SCARM layout software
Hope you will like the new site
Here are listed the SCARM railroad blog posts for October.
The next version of SCARM is almost ready and will be released soon