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block-gen-en [2021/01/05 13:02]
smitt48 [Free previous block on enter]
block-gen-en [2021/01/11 00:34] (current)
rainerk [Virtual]
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 =====Virtual===== =====Virtual=====
 Virtual blocks are used to group a number of slave blocks to define it as one.\\ Virtual blocks are used to group a number of slave blocks to define it as one.\\
-Routes to and from virtual blocks are not automatically generated by the Router and must be defined manually including the route sensors. 
-  * Use the __**[[:​route-perm-en#​min._train_length|Min. train length]]**__ to prevent running short trains in the virtual block. 
  
-Use the **Show** flag to hide a virtual block from the layout.\\ 
 > **Important NOTES:​** ​ > **Important NOTES:​** ​
-> The Master and slave blocks must have the plus sides all in the same direction to ensure a correct rendering +> The Master and slave blocks must have the plus sides ("​+"​) ​all in the same direction to ensure a correct rendering. 
-> :!: Overlapping or nesting with other virtual blocks is not supported +> :!: Overlapping or nesting with other virtual blocks is not supported. 
-> A block can only be in one virtual block +> A block can only be in __one__ ​virtual block and a virtual block __cannot__ ​be part of another virtual block.  
-> A virtual block cannot ​be part of another virtual block \\+> Routes to and from virtual blocks must be defined manually including the route sensors, because they are not automatically generated by the Router. 
 +> The __**[[:​route-perm-en#​min._train_length|Min. train length]]**__ should be used to prevent running short trains in the virtual block. 
 +> The lengths of the __**[[block-gen-en#​length|Blocks]]**__,​ the __**[[loc-gen-en#​length|Locos]]**__ and - //if the train lengths are __not__ included in the locomotive lengths// - also the lengths of the __**[[car-details-en#​length|Cars]]**__ must be defined. 
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 +  * **Note:** If the selection of virtual block or slave block is __exclusively__ based on schedules, the definitions of the lengths are not necessary. __For random runs (aquarium mode) the length definitions are necessary.__ 
 Create a Virtual Block: \\ Create a Virtual Block: \\
   - Using Rocview, Edit the plan (Track plan->​Edit Panel).\\   - Using Rocview, Edit the plan (Track plan->​Edit Panel).\\
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   - Go back in Operate mode (Track plan->​Operate).\\   - Go back in Operate mode (Track plan->​Operate).\\
   - Specify in the new block properties that its a VB.\\   - Specify in the new block properties that its a VB.\\
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 +The **[[#​show|Show]]** option may used to show or hide the symbol of a virtual block in the layout.\\
  
 ====Slave blocks==== ====Slave blocks====
block-gen-en.txt · Last modified: 2021/01/11 00:34 by rainerk