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Old 05-14-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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Need some help finding software to do different track layouts?? Can someone help!!!!
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Need some help finding software to do different track layouts?? Can someone help!!!!
Are you looking for something specifically for tracks or just graphics software? Windows Paint, Photoshop... Corel.
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it would be cool if someone could develop some software where you can input the dimensions of the track area, the lane widths, and have it generate track designs based on that, and then tweak it but saying more turns, less turns, with a slider of some sort
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Are you looking for something specifically for tracks or just graphics software? Windows Paint, Photoshop... Corel.
I was looking for something specific to design track layouts.
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I was looking for something specific to design track layouts.
Well as they said, graphical editors will be your best friend.

EDIT: If you are looking for a free cool track editor I would recommend getting the videogame Trackmania Nations Forever. It is free ( http://www.trackmania.com/index.php?rub=downloads ) Click the upper picture, "Free version". In this game there's a track editor which can build dirt and asphalt tracks. I am sure you can use this game to create something fun! Tracks with ramps, turns, slopes, bridges etc. Then of course you can test drive the tracks
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There is nothing specific to RC...this would be hard to do given the variety of materials used to make a track. I tried using the track designer in the Track Mania game but that didn't work out too well. There is also software for designing slot car tracks but I doubt that will work. The best thing we used so far is MS Paint using a template roughly to scale of our parking lot.
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I use a CAD programme. Kind of overkill, but I have it, so why not!
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i just used a pen and a white board

worked well

our track was still challanging after 6 months for solid driving
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hello there,

im good at layout drawing, give me the dimensions, L/W and line width also, the track is for 1/10 electric?? ill draw you something up to scale. if you want ofcourse

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i found this on the forums a while ago

http://www.zanthrax.nl/index.php?id=20

search for this link or maybe just zanthrax to maybe find the thread it is and there might be more stuff there
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Google Sketchup.
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Google Sketchup.
That's actually a very good idea. I first tried it yesterday and was amazed by it's simplicity and power when I took my first look at it.
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One of the tracks I did I used Visio...worked pretty good.
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Hey i do a few track designs for clubs here and there for a small fee
I would use autocad, 3dstudio max and photoshop. All are drawn to scale. here are two i am working on at the minute

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What would be the fee to design a couple of layouts?
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