rjversluis wrote:levels in module view is nonsense
please allow me a different opinion here. Even in "real" modular layout it happens, that one station master controls several modules at the same time, i.e. a track diversion right behind a station. It is much easier for the station master if he can overview a set of modules at one time. Of course it is just a part of the whole plan, but never the less a set consisting of multiple modules.
I do have the same problem here. I do want to control in ONE Overview the station "Sonneby" (north in the plan), the adjactent entry signals (on the tracks on the left/right) AND the station down below (Eiderhafen, Blocks beginning with "Eh"), now connected through a connector.
Another view should hold the Fiddleyard and the S-shaped double track.
and is/will be not supported.
This I will have to accept I am afraid
or learn how to program myself
Rethink your layout representation in Rocrail.
I am, hardly, believe me. But I have not come to a satisfying solution so far:
A stretched version of Sonneby may hold everything that's needed. However, the representation diverts very much from reality and is therefore more difficult to understand for unfamiliar station masters. And I do not like stretched versions, because they eat up screen space.
However, the station in the middle (Eiderhafen) of the orange space two pictures above is indeed built modular an can be connected. It runs its own rocrail server with its own plan file which I intended to introduce into the modular layout. So this station Eiderhafen I just can not put into the same module file than the Sonneby Station, at least not without maintaining two files for the Eiderhafen.
Without knowing the code, it appears simple to allow different levels of modular plans - not in the visual representation but in the logical.
The layout master plan contains several modules. A module contained in it may be a regular plan or another sub-master plan, containing again module plans.
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<module filename="Modul-Sonneby.xml" x="0" y="0" id="Sonneby" title="Sonneby" cx="33" cy="8"/>
<module filename="Set-Eiderhafen.xml" x="5" y="8" id="Eiderhafen-Set" title="Eiderhafen-Set" cx="11" cy="4"/>
and Set-Eiderhafen.xml containts again modules
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<module filename="Modul-Eiderhafen.xml" x="1" y="0" id="Eiderhafen" title="Eiderhafen" cx="10" cy="3"/>
<module filename="Modul-Eiderhafen-Ende.xml" x="7" y="0" id="Eiderhafen-Ende" title="Eiderhafen-Ende" cx="1" cy="1"/>
Then one could open either the master plan for the total overview (playing alone) or, using the tabview, single modules / sub arrangements.
Don't you think that would work?
Please give this thought a chance. In any case
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