Before, you could load a file created with the latest release and read it back in a very early Operations version. From 3. New Manifest and Switch List format: two columns, one for pulls and one for spots, with your Track names centered in each column. Add headers in Manifests and Switch Lists describing each of the Car attributes. The sorting for local moves has changed: if you sort by Track, the program will sort the Cars by the pick up Track name.
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All panels that have been created or loaded are listed in the submenu of Show Panel in the Panels menu. You can minimize or close a panel window, and bring it back as the front most window by selecting it in this submenu. Multiple monitors are supported to the extent that the operating system allows, and a single panel may be stretched to occupy more than one monitor. To save your Layout Editor panel, select Save Panels When you do this, all panels listed in the submenu of Show Panel are saved, along with all shared configuration items sensors, turnouts, signal heads, etc.
Layout Editor supports the construction and display of PanelPro panels. Layout Editor is similar to the traditional PanelPro Panel Editor, except it supports a drawn track diagram instead of an icon-based track diagram.
Because of the way it works, Layout Editor captures the full connectivity of your layout as you draw it. Several automated tools are available to make setting up your panel easier.
Layout Editor is implemented using a tool bar at the top default location of your panel. When you create a new Layout Editor panel, your new panel appears with the Edit Mode tool bar displayed at the top of your panel, and with a system-specific help bar displayed at the bottom of the panel.
The help bar describes how to use the Layout Editor user interface. The help bar probably should be turned off using the Options menu once you are familiar with the user interface. Layout Editor supports several options that you may or may not elect to use when you draw your track diagram. Sections of track may be designated as mainline track to differentiate it from side track the default. Mainline track and side track may be drawn with different width lines.
You may divide your layout into blocks, with each block having an occupancy sensor and each drawn with different track colors for occupied and unoccupied states, allowing the track in a block to change color as a train enters and leaves that block. Normally track segments are drawn as solid lines, but you can designate chosen segments as dashed to show tunnels or tracks crossing at different grades.
You can also designate a track segment as hidden so it is displayed only when the tool bar is shown. These options may be set up as you draw your panel, or you may add them later. Below is a short tutorial on the basics of using Layout Editor. A more complete tutorial is available for download as a pdf file on the JMRI web site. Select New panel You should see a blank panel window with a tool bar at the top, and a help bar at the bottom.
Move the cursor around inside the blank panel. Note that as you move, coordinates are displayed at the upper left of the tool bar--x horizontal and y vertical. This is to aid in aligning items as you draw them. Move the cursor over the radio buttons, check boxes and entry fields in the tool bar, noting that each has a tool tip.
To add a right-handed turnout, first, select RH for Turnout Type in the top row of the tool bar. Then, while depressing the shift key, click the mouse left click on a two-button mouse on a point about one third down and one third across from the upper left of your panel. A right-handed turnout should appear. The three red squares at the ends of the throat and the continuing and diverging legs of the turnout are connection points for Track Segments.
To add a left-handed turnout, first, select LH for turnout type. Note that the selection is automatically turned off at RH. Type "" in the Rotation box at the upper right of the tool bar, to rotate the new turnout. While pressing the shift key, click the mouse on a point at the same height as the other turnout, but to the right about two or three inches.
A left-handed turnout should appear with its throat facing away from the right-handed turnout. To add track segments to connect the two turnouts, select Track Segment on the second row of the tool bar. While holding the shift key down the whole time, depress the mouse button on the diverging connection point of one turnout, and drag to the diverging connection point of the other turnout, and release the mouse button when the cursor changes shape.
You should see a track segment connecting the two turnouts, and both connection points should change color to green, indicating they are full, that is they have the maximum number of connections allowed.
Similarly press and drag with shift pressed to add a track segment connecting the continuing legs of the two turnouts.
To add a turnout for an industry siding, select LH for a left-handed turnout, and enter 0 in Rotation. Then with shift pressed, click on a point a couple of inches below and slightly to the right of the turnout on your left. To connect this turnout with the upper passing track and form a simple oval track diagram, select Anchor Point on the third row of the tool bar.
While holding shift down, click on a point exactly to the left of the turnout on your upper left, and again on a point directly below this one, but exactly to the left of the lower turnout. You should now have four anchor points outlining the left side of the oval. Connect these four points and the turnout throat connection points with track segments--select Track Segment, then with shift pressed, click and drag to create each of the five track segments needed.
Note that the anchor point rectangle will change from red to green when it has two connections. Similarly repeat this procedure to draw the right side of the oval. Turnout positions and anchor point positions may be adjusted to make the track diagram look nice by holding down the meta key check the help bar to see which key is the meta key , and dragging each anchor point or turnout.
To adjust the position of a turnout, drag the center point of the turnout with the meta key pressed. Next complete the industry siding. The diverging connection point of the lower turnout should be the only box needing a connection colored red. Select End Bumper in the tool bar. An End Bumper is a node in a track diagram that can accept only one connection. With shift pressed, click on a point exactly to the right of the diverging connection point of the lower turnout.
Connect your end bumper to the diverging connection point by holding shift down, while pressing the mouse button on the diverging connection point and dragging to the end bumper. Your track diagram should look like the following: Select Edit Mode in the Options menu to hide the tool bar and the help bar and see how your track diagram of a simple oval layout would look in a final panel.
You should see connection points and edit circles disappear. Also note that, when not in Edit Mode, items may not be repositioned and popup menus are not active. The above steps demonstrated the basic steps needed to draw a track diagram. You can clear this demonstration panel by selecting Delete this panel Read the items below to learn more about how to add content to track diagram items and how to add icon items to your panel.
Note: Layout Editor tools for placing signal heads and automatically configuring signal logic require that turnouts and block boundaries see below be oriented vertically or horizontally on your panel. To make maximum use of these tools, design your panel with turnouts oriented vertically or horizontally the orientation does not have to be exact, just mostly vertical or mostly horizontal.
Using the Layout Editor Tool Bar The tool bar is used to add items to a panel, and to provide information for the items added. Before creating the multi-sensor, a name must be entered for every sensor to define the multi-sensor completely. Sensor Icon - selects a sensor icon showing the sensor whose name is entered on the right. Signal Icon - selects a signal head icon showing the signal head whose name is entered on the right Signal Mast Icon - selects a signal mast icon showing the signal mast whose name is entered on the right Icon Label - selects a general purpose icon The top 13 items are used to create a track diagram, and are new with Layout Editor.
The remaining eight items are icon-based and are similar to corresponding icon items in Panel Editor. To add all items except Track Segment: Select its check box check boxes of the other items will automatically be deselected. Enter any other information needed see below. Move the mouse cursor to the point on the panel where you would like the item to appear. Hold down the shift key. Click the mouse left-click. Release the mouse, and then release the shift key.
Before you can add a Track Segment, two red connection points must be visible on the panel. To add a Track Segment connecting two red connection points: Select the Track Segment radio button in the tool bar. Enter any other information--all optional see below. Press and hold down the mouse on either of the connection points. Drag the mouse to the other connection point. Check boxes and fields on the tool bar other than the 21 enumerated above are for entering information that will be applied to created items as they are created.
Some information is required, and some is optional. Required items are tightly linked to created items and may not be changed later without removing and recreating the item. Each information entry has a tool tip that explains what it does; hover the mouse cursor over a field or check box to see its tool tip. Information entries are described below, along with which created items they apply to and whether they are optional or required.
Since 4. A combo box combines a text field with a drop down list. You may ether type text into the text field or select an item from the drop down list. Selecting an item from the drop down list will copy it into the text field where you may edit it. Note: Toolbar Combo boxes are color coded! If you enter the name of an existing item then the background color of the combo box will turn green.
Combo boxes that are not applicable for the currently selected edit toolbar item are disabled. If a name is entered, it must correspond to a turnout in the Turnout Table.
If there is no entry, the turnout is not rotated when it is created. Remember to try to keep your turnouts oriented vertically or horizontally. If a name is entered, the created item is assigned to the named block. If a name is entered and that block does not exist, a new block with that name is created.
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All panels that have been created or loaded are listed in the submenu of Show Panel in the Panels menu. You can minimize or close a panel window, and bring it back as the front most window by selecting it in this submenu. Multiple monitors are supported to the extent that the operating system allows, and a single panel may be stretched to occupy more than one monitor. To save your Layout Editor panel, select Save Panels When you do this, all panels listed in the submenu of Show Panel are saved, along with all shared configuration items sensors, turnouts, signal heads, etc. Layout Editor supports the construction and display of PanelPro panels.
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So if you asked for 10 moves, you could get 10 or 9 moves. The Panel Editor lets you graphically draw psnel Panel exactly the way you want it, and then animate parts of it to show the status of your layout and let you click to control it. If you selected 50, you could get any number of moves between 10 and 5. For little bits of track, e. I created this new series of clinics using OpenOffice. This step adds some signal heads. It is limited to the basic inputs Sensors and Outputs Turnouts and Lights.
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