is it possible to define custom Rail Types in Rail Track Layout Utility for AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2013?
There is only combobox with predefined Rail types 49, 54, 60.
In Help I found: "The rail type defines the standard turnout types (e.g. 49, 54, 60 etc.)or other user defined types "
, also there is mentioned, that "...pre-prepared turnout types that are written in the XML file ara_switch.xml"
I can't find that ara_switch.xml file.
I installed the utility as well, but I cannot find the ara_switch.xml noted in the HELP menu either. Hopefully someone on the forums has a suggestion while I take some time to look into this further.
I could not find the ara_switch.xml on my machine or any variation of it. It seems all the files for the utility are located here: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013\Civil
there is a text file located here called: MSG_TurnOut.txt
Have you had a look at that?
Let's revive this discussion for 2015.
I, too, have installed the Rail Layout extension. (For IDSP 2015)
I'm not sure how useful it will actually be, but I like to give things a shot.
A few issues:
- Are the included turnouts U.S. standard? It looks like the units are generic which is a good sign...
- I am also wondering how to customize the turnout catalog. I cannot find the .xml file the Help mentions. We mainly use No. 9 and No. 11 turnouts.
At this point, it doesn't look like it will be any more useful to me than just inserting turnout blocks I have already made, then drawing alignments from there. This extension adds the alignment, but beyond that it seems to put a lot of junk in the area of the turnout. If it helps with corridor creation, then that would be cool.
There's really not much information out there about this extension.
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