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    • CommentAuthorsaunderl
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2010
     
    In the discussion "New Features in CC3. What would you like to see?" a couple of people expressed an interest in being able to quickly and simply make Railroad tracks.

    Well, using two tools, OFFSET and ESC, you can make line drawn railroad tracks. (For this example I used the "1000 x 800 Vector BW" template)

    Step 1: Draw a curved line.
    Step 2: Use the OFFSET command.
    a: Use a distance of 4.0.
    b: Choose one side of the curve.
    Step 3: Repeat step 2 but choose the other side of the curve.
    Step 4: Use the ESC command.
    a: Choose the "esc line centre" symbol.
    b: Choose the middle selection for "Symbol Angle"
    c: Set all the % numbers under "Symbol Scale & Location" to 100.
    d: Click OK.
    e: Select the middle curved line.
    Step 5: Delete the middle curved line.


    WIth those 5 simple steps, you have Railroad tracks.

    L. Lee Saunders
    • CommentAuthorpvernon
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010 edited
     
    Might I suggest this topic be included in the "Interesting, Important and Helpful topics - A Collection" list.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2010
     
    Good idea. Added.