How To Build A Model Railroad
Building a model railroad involves many skills. You'll need to start with a plan to ensure the best results, but once you have one, you can build the foundation and finish your railroad so that it can function. From concept to manufacture, Altium Designer is the only electronic design software you'll need to make your model railroad project a reality.
Altium Designer allows you to easily capture schematics, design PCB boards, improve layouts, and more, all with this one program for superior model railroad projects. The Draftsman drawing application in Altium Designer acts as an adjunct, or even an alternative, to the production of model railroad graphical-type PCB production documents using traditional outputs.
It offers automated placement of assembly and fabrication drawings and includes a wide range of manual drawing tools that can be used to add important details and to highlight to its multi-page documents, such as:
A customizable Layer Stack Legend with the option to add detailed layer information
A BOM table that can show all board items or only those items for a selected Assembly View
User preference settings for drawing objects and functions (DXP » Preferences)
Print and Export to PDF outputs
Using Altium Designer is the most efficient and easy-to-use PCB software for building a model railroad. Request a free trial today, and you'll be saying "all aboard" before you know it!