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Old 7th May 2007, 14:47   #1
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Hi all,

Ive been looking to download a FREE track planning software programme. Im not really sure where to start or what is a good but reasonably easy one to start with. I would appreciate it if you could direct me to a user friendly bit of free software. Direct links would be appreciated too.

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Old 7th May 2007, 15:14   #2
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XTrkCad/

XTrkCad is probably your best bet. It's not real easy to use, but it's very powerful in features and accuracy. The Yahoo group is now the primary distributer.
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Old 8th May 2007, 03:46   #3
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I use xtracad myself its quite easy once you learn enough to be dangerous.
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Old 12th May 2007, 23:24   #4
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^^ just FYI it's not 'extracad', it's called Xtrkcad because it was developed for Linux, which is an alternate operating system like Windows. Linux's graphic interface is called Xwindows, and alot of the programs have 'x' as a prefix to show they're compatible with it, like xCalc, xView, etc. - so that's why it's called Xtrkcad!
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Old 13th May 2007, 04:41   #5
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^^ just FYI it's not 'extracad', it's called Xtrkcad because it was developed for Linux, which is an alternate operating system like Windows. Linux's graphic interface is called Xwindows, and alot of the programs have 'x' as a prefix to show they're compatible with it, like xCalc, xView, etc. - so that's why it's called Xtrkcad!
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Old 20th May 2007, 17:06   #6
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I got a free downlaod pf Cadrail. Even though with the demo you can only place 30 idems, it is quite good
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Old 12th July 2007, 17:13   #7
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Steve, I downloaded a free software for track plans from Atlas called RTS. It's very easy to use and you can see a sample of what it can do in my thread on designing help needed.
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Why don't you submit your query in google and conduct a search.I am sure you will find expert opinions that will help you out.When you submit a search query make sure you type in the search words specifically so that the search meets your criteria.
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