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SCARM videos

Postby RudyB » Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:22 pm

The previous videos on SCARM that I once made in the mean time are 8 years old. It's about time to renew them with higher quality HD video.

This is the first video of a new series on SCARM.

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SCARM video 6: Rotate a selection

Postby RudyB » Sun Feb 06, 2022 4:54 pm

Video 6 shows three ways to rotate a track selection.

Link to SCARM video 6.

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SCARM video 7: Flexible Rail

Postby RudyB » Tue Feb 08, 2022 7:04 pm

Make any length or any (S) curve you like with flex / flexible rail. SCARM will snap when you close a gap.

Link to SCARM video 7.

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SCARM video 8 Parallel Start Point

Postby RudyB » Mon Feb 21, 2022 3:56 pm

A parallel start point can often help to lay a dual track on a predefined distance, specially for flex rail.

Link to SCARM video 8.

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SCARM video 9 Layers

Postby RudyB » Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:38 pm

Layers are of great help to keep oversight with larger layouts, or ones with height differences, or ones with many objects and/or text labels.

Link to SCARM video 9.

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SCARM video 10 Colors

Postby RudyB » Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:13 pm

We can use track colors to for instance indicate tracks that are on a different height, or to show a route we want a train to drive, or to highlight all the turnouts.

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SCARM video 11 Ramps and Heights

Postby RudyB » Sat Mar 05, 2022 3:01 pm

It’s surprisingly easy to create a ramp in SCARM. Select the tracks you want to be part of the ramp and enter the height. SCARM automatically calculates the intermediate heights at every track separation.

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SCARM video 12 Bridges and Tunnels

Postby RudyB » Mon Mar 21, 2022 11:33 am

When designing a layout with height differences often a desire to have a bridge or a tunnel pops up. The video shows how to draw those in SCARM and how they look in 3D view.

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SCARM video 13 Draw Shapes

Postby RudyB » Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:20 pm

Shapes or figures can be drawn to enhance a layout with, say, station platforms and buildings. These can be basic shapes like rectangles or circles, but there's also a multi-point polygon option to draw irregular shapes. Shapes can be given a height and an elevation above or below the base, and they can be given a color and a transparency.

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SCARM video 14 Add Text

Postby RudyB » Thu Apr 21, 2022 11:27 am

Text can be added to the layout to add an explanation or a legend, or to depict, say, turnout DCC addresses.

Link to SCARM video 14.

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