I've been doing a lot of layout design with SCARM, and in general I like the program. But @Mixy, one issue that I'm struggling with, is adding junctions to an existing layout. For example, here's the first version of my layout:
...and here's the second version with another crossover added:
The only way I know of to locate the outer curve and the 2nd switch in the lower RH corner is as follows: (1) Add "dummy" straight track to identify the point of intersection; (2) nudge the switch into place with precise X-Y positioning, using the toolbox translocation command; (3) delete the dummy straight track; (4) Use the flex-track tool to add cut straight sections connecting the new switch to the existing track.
This is tedious and time-consuming work, which greatly limits the number of design variations I can produce in a work session. It would be great if we could place the switch (or specify the desired spacing between mainlines), and some kind of "wizard" would auto-generate the appropriate selection of straight and curved tracks needed to complete the layout. Another possible approach- is there any way you can select two or three points, and have the program automatically align the switch?? In short, what's the optimal workflow to insert a new crossover/junction to connect existing mainlines?
One other minor annoyance... Often when I first open a design, the track heights are visible by default (see the '0' in the little squares on the first screen capture above.) Why does this happen, and can it be turned off until desired? Thanks in advance to Mixy or any experienced user who can counsel me on these issues!