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Free Layout Software?

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:15 am
by ConducTTor
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

Re: Free Layout Software?

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:34 pm
by gerhard_k
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?
Hope you get some comments that are more helpful!

Re: Free Layout Software?

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:04 pm
by dileTTante
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

Re: Free Layout Software?

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:06 am
by ConducTTor
Very cool thank you, I'll give those a try.

Re: Free Layout Software?

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:20 am
by dwyaneward
XtrkCAD runs on OSX and free..One of the developer's is a OSX guy.

Re: Free Layout Software?

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:24 am
by ConducTTor
Really??? Awesome, thank you :)