Rocview General

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Rocview General Tab

Most settings need a Rocview restart to become activated.

Left Column

Clock type

Default AM/PM 24h Digital none

The 24h and Digital type also shows the first two characters of the week day:

Widget Width

The widgets width used on the Loco Widgets Panel.

Monitor size

The buffer size of the Server and Controller monitoring windows.
The default is 4 kB and ranges from 1 to 16 kB.
Smaller buffer sizes will reduce CPU load and is advised for normal operation.
Bigger sizes can be helpful reading the analyzer startup check.

Grid fontsize adjust

To adjust the font size in the LocoTab grid by -5…+5 points.
Default adjustment is zero.

Track plan size

If the default track plan size, 64 x 48, is not big enough for the target layout it can be adjusted with CX/CY which represents the number of symbols horizontally and vertically.
Changes will first take place after restart of Rocview.

Module plan size

If the default module plan size, 128 x 96, is not big enough for the target arrangement it can be adjusted with CX/CY which represents the number of symbols horizontally and vertically.
Changes will first take place after restart of Rocview.

Middle Column

Restrict edit in auto mode

Default this is activated.
Disable it if more control is wanted when running in auto mode, but is not recommended.
(Attention: Not all changes may have affect on the fly; some changes need a server restart, and some will desturb auto mode!)

Gamepad support

Enable Gamepad Support. Some systems will loop if no device is attached, uncheck this option if such a behavior is encountered.

Use mode column for dispatch

Check this option if you want the “dispatch to throttle” function in the mode column of the loco just under the left mouse button.

Restore Throttle

Activate this option if you want throttles opened on exit of Rocview to be restored in the next session.


Activates command station and server monitoring. The amount of information presented is depending on the Trace Level.

Note: The Trace Level has to be Monitor in order to show the commands executed by the command station in the accordant window of Rocview.

This option should be disabled in case of Rocview getting slow on user interactions.
In most cases it is advised to disable this option to avoid queue overflow which will freeze Rocview.

Show only start schedules

This option shows only schedules in the context menu of a block in which it is the first entry in a schedule.
If not set only the first 40 schedules are listed.

Block ID

This option shows the ID in the block symbol.

Show secondhand

Uncheck this option if the clock secondhand is not wanted.
This will also save CPU load.

Reconnect after server shutdown

If multiple Clients are connected, and the Server must be restarted for some reason, this option prevent Rocview from also shutting down and tries to reconnect with the same server.
The sequence is the same as doing a manual “Go offline” and trying to connect to the same server until it succeeds.

Reset speed at direction change

Reset the loco speed to zero incase of a direction change.

Render smooth

Redering using the “GraphicsContex” engine with antialiasing.

  • + Looks better if the layout is scaled down.
  • + Turntable looks much better.
  • - Needs more processor resources.
  • - Many Windows Versions do not fully support it, incl. 7.
  • Has no effect under Mac OS X; It is always rendered smooth. (Leave it disabled.)

The default setting is: No smooth rendering.

Smooth Standard


Uncheck this option incase the file system is not UTF-8.

  • Opening workspaces with special characters.
  • Uncheck for Rocrail server or Rocview if one or both are running Windows.


Enable/Disable the Toolbar.

  • A Rocview restart is needed.

Vertical Toolbar

Move the Toolbar from top to the left side of the Window.

  • A Rocview restart is needed.
  • In vertical position the scale combobox is removed under Windows because its not correctly shown. (Mac OSX does not show it voluntary.)
  • Under Linux/GTK the toolbar is in both positions floatable/dockable.
  • Mac OS X inverts the check toolbar items → wxWidgets/OS X Bug.

Loco image

To enable/disable the Loco image on the Loco tab.

  • A Rocview restart is needed.

Train image

To enable/disable the Train image on the Loco tab.

  • A Rocview restart is needed.

Monitor don't wrap

This option will activate horizontal scrollbars in the server and controller monitor windows to prevent wrapping of long lines.


Shows the Speedometer on the Loco-Tab Throttle.

Show loco image in block

Shows down scaled loco images in enter and occupied blocks.

Tips for loco images:

  • Cut off white space under and above the loco picture. (The V200 on this screenshot has too much of it.)
  • Set the background to transparent. (The BR103 on this screenshot has a transparent background.)
  • PNG format only.

Show train ID in block

Shows the train ID in the block if the Loco has one assigned to it.

The checkbox is of type tri-state which can be used to disable the loco ID if set in the undetermined state.

The check box can assume three states:

Empty Loco ID only
Loco and train ID
Train ID only

(The representations depends on the underlying operating system. Column 2 = Linux and Mac, column 3 = Win)

Gray icons

Use gray icons in the toolbar instead of coloured once.



Sensor Monitor in Automatic Mode

Activate the Sensor Monitor also in automatic mode.

Right Column

Speed buttons

Show speed buttons along the slider:

Label Speed
IV Vmax
III Vcruise
II Vmid
I Vmin

Always fill index

Some dialog do not fill its index when it is opened with the context menu to speed up dialog initialization.
If the computer and OS are fast enough, it can be overwritten with this option.
Effected dialogs:

Multi window view

ASCII���Screenshot Shows all track plan levels in separate windows.
Not to use with modular layouts!
Supported platforms:

  • macOS
  • Windows

Under Linux GTK it is represented as a notebook which is is the same as the normal TabView.

Note: If this option is disabled again the Show Track Plan option will be reactivated.

Monospace font

Use monospace font in the Server and Controller window.

Throttle tooltips

Show tooltips on the loco throttle to see the function description.

Car tab

Show the car tab to be able to assemble a train with D&D.

Train tab

Show the train tab to be able to assemble a train with D&D.

Programming tab

Show the programming tab.

Car image

Show the car image on the car tab.

Restore dialog size

Restore the size and the position of dialogs.

Context menu on double click

Opens the object context menu on double click. This can be used for touch screen support.

Popup timetables

Automatically opens Timetable windows on a Location publish.

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Copy the complete Rocview configuration to the clipboard.
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