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S.c.a.r.m Question Please
« on: July 05, 2015, 08:01:59 pm »
Hi guys when using flexi track when you need to cut to size how do you do it.mike
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Re: S.c.a.r.m Question Please
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015, 08:09:38 pm »
Have you looked at the SCARM tutorials on YouTube?

Eg http://youtu.be/FjYs6CSJHbQ
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Re: S.c.a.r.m Question Please
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015, 08:19:50 pm »
Hi Malc first thing I did was watch video was  trying to figure out how I make the curves for the track plan ttrak-module rather than use the bigger radius curves.mike
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Re: S.c.a.r.m Question Please
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015, 08:32:39 pm »
You can do it, I did on my first layout. Unfortunately I moved to Kato track for my last one and I can't remember how to do it. Mixy will know @Mixy . He wrote the software.
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Re: S.c.a.r.m Question Please
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 08:39:36 pm »
Left click along the length, several times here and there along the length of the flex to fix its path, then when you have it in the right place do a final left click and without moving the mouse do a right click to cut it at the position of that last left click.

If you are connecting the flex between two other bits of track :-
start the flex on one of them, wind its way with fixed left click points till you get the flex aligned very close over the top of the second track. go to high zoom, and left click your way towards  the second track , minute movements of the flex over the top of the second track will make the red/green arrows appear then do a final left click to cut and join at the red/green arrows.
This last bit is counter-intuitive in that this last type of cut is made by the left click - simultaneously fixing a place and doing the cut.

 

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Re: S.c.a.r.m Question Please
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015, 10:31:18 pm »
Left click along the length, several times here and there along the length of the flex to fix its path, then when you have it in the right place do a final left click and without moving the mouse do a right click to cut it at the position of that last left click.

If you are connecting the flex between two other bits of track :-
start the flex on one of them, wind its way with fixed left click points till you get the flex aligned very close over the top of the second track. go to high zoom, and left click your way towards  the second track , minute movements of the flex over the top of the second track will make the red/green arrows appear then do a final left click to cut and join at the red/green arrows.
This last bit is counter-intuitive in that this last type of cut is made by the left click - simultaneously fixing a place and doing the cut.
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Re: S.c.a.r.m Question Please
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2015, 07:37:28 am »
Yes, to cut a flex track in SCARM, use right mouse button.

There is one more way for connecting a flex to the other tracks in the plan - that is automatic joining with auto-shape feature. See how that is working in the last video here: How to work with flex-tracks in SCARM

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