Sillub Technology is proud to present XTrkCad, a new Computer Aided Layout Design program for Model Railroaders.
XTrkCad is a CAD program for designing Model Railroad layouts. XTrkCad supports any scale, has libraries of popular brands of turnouts and sectional track (plus you add your own easily), can automatically use spiral transition curves when joining track and has extensive on-line help and demonstrations. XTrkCad lets you manipulate track much like you would with actual flex-track to modify, extend and join tracks and turnouts. Additional features include tunnels, 'post-it' notes, on-screen ruler, parts list, 99 drawing layers, undo/redo commands, benchwork, 'Print to BitMap', elevations, train simulation and car inventory.
The 3.1 release adds
Please check here for more details.
Registered users can update to 3.1.4 with no additional fees.
XTrkCad was used for the winning entry in Model Railroader's layout design contest in the March '95 issue.
XTrkCad is listed as one of the three favorite Model Railroad CAD tools in the March '97 issue of Model Railroader.
XTrkCad is available for Microsoft Windows (95/98/ME/2K) and for Linux. The demo-mode program is freely distributable your testing and evaluation. Registration (for a fee) enables the full features of XTrkCad. For full details, see the on-line help with the program.
You can download the official Windows version of XTrkCad from a number of sites:
Note: renaming the file with a longer filename (such as XTRKCAD 32 314 UPDATE.EXE) may cause errors when attempting the installation. Names up to 15 characters (plus the .EXE extension) seem to be ok.
If you have problems installing the file click here.
Click here to download XTrkCad for Linux as RPM file (965498 bytes) or a .tar.gz file (947804 bytes). Fedora users: check here for special notes.
Click here to take a look at the XTrkCad on-line documentation.
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You can use this information to register your copy of XTrkCad on the Register dialog from the File menu.
Name: Open Registration Key: 248890010702
Updates (Last changed 2004-Jan-21)
Examples of layouts created using XTrkCad
Mini change notes
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)