Welcome to XTrackCAD


Mar 11, 2018

Release 5.1 is available for download at download page.

Major new features include

Jan 21, 2018

A German language mailing list was created. In order to join, visit https://sourceforge.net/projects/xtrkcad-fork/lists/xtrkcad-fork-german.

The new version has extended the .xtc file formats for new features and so can produce objects that V4 and below can't interpret. V4 files are fully upward compatible, however. We strongly suggest taking a copy of your files in case of trouble before using V5.


XTrackCAD is a CAD program for designing model railroad layouts.

Using it, you can

XTrackCAD is available for free on Mac, Windows and Linux.

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Using XTrackCAD

- Introduction at Getting Started
- More about using the program including demo videos in the User Documentation
- Other places to find information Related Links

Development Work
- If anything goes wrong Report Bug
- If you want to contribute Developer Pages
- Central point for development work Sourceforge Project Page


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Pleased to see a Linux version. I am now going to try this in Ubuntu!
-- 81-178-199-245.dsl.pipex.com (2007-11-22 14:04:20)
Great CAD program
-- 66-60-188-007.cpe.zetabroadband.com (2007-12-23 18:35:23)
Fantastic program--still a bit rough around the edges in places but very good at what it is designed to do.
-- ci.gulf-breeze.fl.us (2008-01-02 09:11:05)
Now that I have been using this software for a bit, I have a few things I would like to suggest...

XTrkCad Wish List:
Ability to Lock Down an object so it is not moved by user or Connect Tracks command
Move Selected; Nudge (with arrow keys)
Move Selected; Constrain (move in X or Y only)
Move Selected; Center between...
Rotate Selected; Allign With (object or table edge or drawn line)
Parameter Files dialog; need Up/Down buttons to reorder list
Make (appropiate) toolbar button "stick" when double clicked
Option to cause pointer to become large crosshair in drawing area (selectable angle would be great)
Switch pointer to "pan" mode while holding a certian key
A command to reveal all unconnected endpoints would be handy
The ability to add multiple lines of text in one block would be nice

Finally, I understand this is a multiplatform program, but the ability to use Windows cut and paste into the notes fields is sorely missed.

Thanks to the development team for a quality product! - James
-- adsl-074-171-185-030.sip.pns.bellsouth.net (2008-01-07 10:42:18)
Are there any file formats that can be converted to *.xtc for import to the program?
-- dialup- (2008-02-20 16:30:57)
First, let me thank you for your fantastic software. Secondly, I'm experiencing difficulty trying to hook tangent track to my helix, coming into and out of the helix. The help menu really doesn't give much explanation of how to do this. Can you shed some light on this please? Thank you for any help you can give.~ TomKat
-- TomKat (2009-02-03 19:45:27)
For helix tracks - use Join to create entry and entrance tracks. Note that there can be only one of each per helix - but you can stack them in V5 to achieve multiple ladders. See the help page in http://www.xtrkcad.org/Wikka/UserGuide for a video illustrating this technique.
-- TyNewydd (2018-01-27 14:31:46)
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