SCARM 0.9.25 Beta

A compact application that allows users to design railroad models, choose between a wide range of railway tracks, and print or save the models to BMP, JPG, or EMF file format
SCARM is a lightweight software application whose purpose is to help users design railroad models and view them in a 3D working environment.

Although it comes bundled with many dedicated parameters, it sports a clean and intuitive layout.

The program gives you the possibility to choose between a wide range of railway track systems, such as Bachmann G Large Scale, Atlas O Industrial, Lionel O, Hornby OO, Fleischmann HO Profi, and others.

You can drag and drop the tracks directly into the workspace, select a start point, undo or redo your actions, perform basic editing operations (cut, copy, paste, delete), and embed text messages.

What’s more, you can create a baseboard, zoom in or out, group objects, align or rotate the components to different angles, and generate HTML reports which include details about the parts used in your model, such as number, name, scale, producer, and note.

Other important features worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to calculate the length of the selected distance, insert bridges and tunnels, fill the selected object with a user-defined color, and increase or decrease the track height.

The built-in 3D viewer allows you to rotate the railroad model to different angles, zoom in or out, take snapshots, make the terrain visible or invisible, as well as pick the measurement unit.

Last but not least, you can print or export the models to BMP, JPG, or EMF file format, and use hotkeys for a better control over the entire process.

During our testing we have noticed that SCARM carries out a task quickly, provides very good image quality, and no errors showed up throughout the entire process. It’s friendly with the computer resources, so the overall system performance is not affected.

All things considered, SCARM offers a handy set of parameters for helping you design railroad models. 

Reviewed by on November 30th, 2013


last updated on:
September 10th, 2014, 16:26 GMT
file size:
1.8 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Milen Peev
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Science / CAD

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SCARM - SCARM will help you quickly and easily draw railways and visualize them in 3D with the built-in viewerSCARM - Users will be able to access options such as Repeat last Rail, New Start point, Next Free point or Create Baseboard from the Edit menuSCARM - The View menu will provide users with Show as Print Preview / Size and Area / Track Heights, Scale or 3D Viewer optionsSCARMSCARMSCARMSCARMSCARMSCARMSCARMSCARM
What's New in This Release:
  • Added/improved functionality:
  • Two new figures (vertical and horizontal cylinders)
  • Improved roads laying and shaping interface
  • Ability to work with slotcar road systems
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Application description

SCARM means Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller – a free software for simplified design of scaled railway lay...

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