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 +======Best Practice======
 +[[english|{{ ​ rocrail-logo-35.png}}]]
 +[[english|Content]] -> **[[english#​getting started|Getting Started]]**
 + \\
 +{{:​wiki:​dokuwiki-128.png?​80}}\\
 +| This page is meant as advice to keep in mind before proceeding. |\\
  
 + \\
 +===== Track plan (CTC) =====
 +  - Keep the track plan design __simple and schematically__ and **leave out all unnecessary tracks**. \\ Every symbol in the track plan is a [[http://​docs.wxwidgets.org/​2.8/​wx_wxwindow.html#​wxwindow|Window object]] ((Objects on the screen are not only graphic symbols, but are managed by the program, ie responding on mouse actions and if necessary changed)) and needs computer resources.
 +  * http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Centralized_traffic_control
 +
 +^ Example of extraction ^^
 +|{{:​firststeps:​wintrack1.png?​0x200}}|{{:​firststeps:​rocrail1.png?​0x200}}|
 +|  Station areas in a designer. ​ |  Station areas schematically in Rocrail. ​ |
 +|{{:​firststeps:​wintrack2.png?​0x200}}|{{:​firststeps:​rocrail2.png?​0x200}}|
 +|  Staging area in a designer. ​ |  Staging area schematically in Rocrail. ​ |
 +
 + \\
 +
 +===== Layout =====
 +[[http://​www.dirks-modellbahnseiten.de|{{ http://​www.dirks-modellbahnseiten.de/​images/​stories/​buchrain/​uebersicht/​buchrain_130611.jpg?​150}}]]
 +  - Plan block length to fit the longest train which will run on this layout.
 +  - Plan at least 2 sensor sections in each block. (ENTER and IN)
 +  - Plan switches or switch motors with position feedback.
 +
 +====Large layouts====
 +Large layouts with Windows is not a good choice:
 +  * http://​forum.rocrail.net/​viewtopic.php?​f=2&​t=10065
 +A free Linux distribution on the same hardware is preferred.\\
 +
 + \\
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Command Station =====
 +[[:​can-gc3-en|{{ :​cbus:​can-gc3-pict03.jpg?​150}}]]
 +  - Select a simple CS because Rocrail offers all control needed and saves a lot of money.
 +  - Choose an __event based sensor__ system like [[:​loconet-en|LocoNet]],​ [[:​cbus-en|mergCBus]],​ [[:​xpressnet-en|xPressNet]]... ​
 +
 +
 +
 + \\
 +
 +===== File names and IDs =====
 +In Rocrail all file names and IDs are __[[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Case_sensitive|case sensitive]]__.\\
 +  * Avoid using blanks in ID's.
 +  * ID's should be short codes; Use the description field for more information.
 +
 + \\
 +
 +===== Modifying XML Files =====
 +In case an XML Layout file should be manually modified, which is normally not necessary, an UTF-8 capable editor __must__ be used to save none ASCII characters like umlauts.\\
 +The standard Windows '​editor',​ **Not**epad,​ will damage the encoding.\\
 +
 +====Recommended editors====
 +  * **[[http://​notepad-plus-plus.org|Notepad++]]** for Windows
 +  * Gedit for Linux
 +  * TextEdit or TextWrangler for Mac  ​
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