How to Create a Picklist

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The information in this Wiki Page applies to TANE, TRS19 and Trainz Plus.



In Summary:
DotPoint.JPG A Picklist is a user created list of commonly used assets (scenery, track objects, splines, textures, rolling stock - anything that you can add to a layout)
DotPoint.JPG You can create multiple picklists of related items (e.g. Bushes, Buildings, Trees, 4 wheel wagons, etc) that will be grouped together for easier selection

Trainz provides you with two different methods of creating Picklists, using either Content Manager (or Manage Content from the Trainz Launcher) or in Surveyor.

Using Content Manager (CM)


DotPoint1.JPG Select the Assets:

From the Trainz Launcher
  1. select Manage Content
  2. (optional step) in Content Manager select a filter or create a custom filter to show the assets you want in the Picklist
  3. use the left mouse button and either the Ctrl or Shift key to click on each asset that is to be added to the Picklist
PickList CM01.png

  DotPoint2.JPG Add the Assets to the Picklist:
NotePad.PNG Notes:
Only assets that are installed on your system can be added to a Picklist. They can be built-in, base, payware or installed from the DLS.
  1. right mouse click on any one of the highlighted assets
  2. select Add to Picklist from the popup menu
  3. select either:-
  1. an existing Picklist (if any) to add the assets to that Picklist, or
  2. New Picklist to create a new list

PickList CM02.png

DotPoint.JPG The Default Picklist should only be used for temporary assets that are used in the current project because this list cannot be backed up or moved to another installation of Trainz

  DotPoint3.JPG Enter Picklist Name (for New Picklist Option Only):
  • type a name for the new Picklist and click OK

PickList CM03.png


Using Surveyor


DotPoint1.JPG Open the Picklist Window:

From Surveyor
  • press Ctrl-Shift-F to open the full Search Filter tool (Note: pressing Ctrl-F will only open the find named asset filter tool)
PickList Surveyor01.png
DotPoint.JPG If you already have one or more Picklists then the current Picklist will be shown. An empty Picklist window indicates that no Picklist has been created
  • to switch to a different Picklist or to create a new one, click on the down arrow icon shown in the image.

PickList Surveyor03.png then click either ...
  • Change pick list > to select a different Picklist, or
  • Create pick list to create a new one

If you have selected Create pick list then you will have to enter a name for the list then click the OK (tick) button.

PickList Surveyor04.png

  DotPoint2.JPG Add the Assets to the Picklist:
AlternativesSmall.png Choose from two alternative methods
PickList Surveyor02.png
  1. Open the tool selection window for the types of assets to be added. For example: the Object Tool Window (F3 key)
  2. Scroll down the selection window to an asset that is to be added to the Picklist
  3. Drag & Drop the asset from the selection window to the Picklist window
  4. Repeat as required
  1. Open the tool selection window for the types of assets to be added. For example: the Object Tool Window (F3 key)
  2. Right mouse click the Get Object tool to change it to a Picklist tool ...
  3. PickListGetTool.png and then simply click on each object in the Surveyor Map to add it to the current Picklist

When finished, right mouse click on the tool again to restore it to its Get Object state.

DotPoint.JPG Each asset is automatically saved to the Picklist when it is "dropped" or "clicked" into the Picklist window
DotPoint.JPG If an added asset does not appear in the window, then it usually means that the asset is already present in the list
DotPoint.JPG To remove an asset from the Picklist simply drag it out of the Picklist window onto the Surveyor screen

DotPoint.JPG To close the Search Filter/Picklist Tool:-
  • In TANE press the ESCape key
  • In TRS19 and Trainz Plus press Ctrl-Shift-F again

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This page was created by Trainz user pware in January 2019 and was last updated as shown below.

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