how do you post a trackplan?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by bigsteel, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    hey guys i was going to psost my track plan and ask for any helpful hints or comment , but i cant figure out how to get the darn thing up here.if anyone knows how it would be much appreciated.
  2. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    is your trackplan on your softwareor stored as a pic?

    if its a pic, just upload it to the gallery and copy the img code into a msg here
  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    hey hiscopilot its actually an extrk cad file and i dont know how to upload to the gallery since it says it doesnt accept that format.and even if i did i stil dont know how to get it into a post.
  4. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

    in that case, I know nothing! LOL
    Sorry I cant help you with that.
  5. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    I think you have to convert the layout file into .jpg file format.
    The gauge doesn't accept uploading " raw " files from track designing software.
    I use Xtrakcad that store the tracks files in its own specific format. If I want to post a pics of a layout, I have to convert the file to an accepted file format by The Gauge ( the most common format is the .jpg format )
  6. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Bigsteel, If you want to post a Xtrac file, the first thing to do is go to file, then go to print as bitmap. That will save the file as a bitmap. Then you can use a image editing program to convert it to a jpg.

  7. pooka2hot4u

    pooka2hot4u Member

    bitmaps actually work here too. im not sure about the gallery though. i use photobucket.
    i guess i do it the really complicated way.
    i use atlas software to make the plans and just take screenshots of em and edit out all the menus and stuff in photoshop. if the plan is too big to fit on screen at any decent zoom, i take several shots of different parts and piece them together.
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    There are "how-to's" on uploading pics to either a post or the gallery in both the "getting started" and "photo" forums. Your best bet is to try to convert the drawing to a jpg, but when you try to upload, you will see a list of file formats that are accceptable. A bitmap is acceptable, but the file size is usually a lot larger than a jpg so you would have to reduce your picture size to make it fit our limitations. If you have a photo app, you can import a bmp and convert it to jpg.

    If you're still having problems, PM or email me and we can work on it together. It's not that difficult once you've been through the process.:)
  9. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

  10. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

  11. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    alright one more tim,hope this works[​IMG]
  12. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Congratulations....balloon6 balloon6looks good

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