Here's a summary of changes in 215a:
tools > make slip >
trackbed edges adjustable for length:
real > trackbed edges...
geometry > trackbed edges...
experimental program sizing -- there is a small vertical slider hiding at bottom-right corner of the trackpad:
This replaces the previous dpi-aware functions which I introduced a couple of versions ago, to provide more control for individual systems and user preferences.
Adjust for the most comfortable use on tablets, widescreen monitors, and anything in between. This has no effect on track design, it controls the size of dialogs, text and buttons, etc.
Click the ?
for more info.
background maps directly loaded from the internet:
background > add a background map or image > get a map directly from the web...
menu on the background shapes dialog.
curviform V-crossings can have modified timber spacing:
real > timbering > curviform timbering >
modify group to match. This function for the timbering has been split in two, the function for plain track rail lengths and sleeper spacings is now separate:
real > plain track options > modify group to match
custom gauge/scale settings are now retained between sessions, independently of the program preferences function.
keyboard shortcut changes:
key no longer hides the control template as alternative to HOME
hides the control template, alternative to HOME
hides the name labels, alternative to END
These alternatives are mainly for tablet computers with limited keys.
I will add more details for each of these changes shortly. The directly loaded maps need a detailed write-up.
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