RailCOMPLETE® launches version 2022.2: Improved 3D functionality and user experience

Since 2015, we at Railcomplete AS have been working tirelessly to make our vision for planning tools in the railway market come true: all relevant planning projects around the railway line, united in one tool. With our version update 2022.2 we have come one step closer to this goal.

The history of RailCOMPLETE is characterised by continuous improvements and extensions to our software – the tool already has a large number of functions that partially automate the planning process for control and safety technology and catenary systems. With the version update 2022.2, we are again improving the user experience and expanding our functions: Large models are accelerated and we introduce a new interface for the 3D representation of point objects.

3D graphics can be broken down into smaller parts and then parametrically reassembled if an object is to be displayed in 3D.

An example of how this can look is shown below with a light pole, which at the same time provides a glimpse of the upcoming NO-BN-DANN-2022a update:

One patch – many possibilities

With 2022.2, the possibilities of the respective users become more transparent and at the same time considerably expanded. In the new version, only those commands are displayed that are available for the respective licence level of the user.

The alignment of objects can now be changed without losing geometry and properties, including GUID. We have also added advanced settings for OffsetProfiles and a profile offset that moves the PVIs orthogonally to the source.

RailCOMPLETE 2022.2 and a detailed list of all function changes can be downloaded from www.railcomplete.com/rcdl.

Automated Model Checks in RailCOMPLETE objects

Tired of spending countless hours of checking your railway drawings?

We are proud to announce that RailCOMPLETE objects now computes their own local model checks. Each time an object is used, refreshed or inspected, its model checks are re-evaluated. Model checking automates the tedious process of finding small and large inconsistencies in your model, or between your model and other discipline’s models.

In the example below (*) we have defined Error, Warning and OK distance intervals between neighboring balises in the up and down directions measured along the track. We have also introduced distance checks against balises in flyover tracks or in adjacent tracks. Looking for all objects with a problem is easily done from the Object Manager, in order to review and fix your model before delivery.

(*) ATC for the Bane NOR national rail administration, Norway.

The Manage Properties window shows this…

…when the AutoCAD modelspace shows this: