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Free Layout Software?

Post by ConducTTor » Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:15 am

Any good software packages for the Mac? Looking for something free or very cheap. I've been using Anyrail for years but have had to use Wine to run it on a Mac. Wine hasn't worked on the latest Apple OSs for a few years. So I need a replacement. TIA
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Re: Free Layout Software?

Post by gerhard_k » Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:34 pm

I haven't used it (or any other such software) myself, and it's not free ($39), but I've always heard RailModeller recommended for the Mac. It's based in Germany but speaks English quite well, and considering everything, $39 isn't a lot of money these days.
I'm not much of a computer geek, but isn't there another Windows-on-the-Mac utility? Parallels?
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Re: Free Layout Software?

Post by dileTTante » Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:04 pm

This site lists track planning software, including Rail Modeller Pro for MacOS with a companion app for iPad, and another app for iPad.
https://www.modelbuildings.org/compare- ... -software/

There is a demo of Rail Modeller Pro here-


The TrainDesign app for iOS costs only $2
https://download.cnet.com/TrainDesign/3 ... 27028.html

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Re: Free Layout Software?

Post by ConducTTor » Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:06 am

Very cool thank you, I'll give those a try.
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Re: Free Layout Software?

Post by dwyaneward » Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:20 am

XtrkCAD runs on OSX and free..One of the developer's is a OSX guy.
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Re: Free Layout Software?

Post by ConducTTor » Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:24 am

Really??? Awesome, thank you :)
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