PLUG-IN FOR 3rd PLANIT TRACK PLANNING SOFTWARE
The 3rd PlanIt program includes a library holding detailed CAD information on track pieces from many manufacturers. Versions earlier than v10.10.000 don't have anything in the program for the turnouts and other special trackwork sold by The Proto:87 Stores. This plug-in remedies that shortcoming.
Additionally a plug-in for turnouts from Central Valley Model Works is also included on this page.
The plug-in is designed to work with any version of 3rd PlanIt from version 8 onwards. It may work with older versions but this has not been tested. Please send any questions or feedback to .
If you are interested in a simple program to automatically curve turnouts, check out the CTnCTD program (link below). The output of this program includes data that you can plug directly into 3rd PlanIt to generate a curved turnout or a curved crossover. The demo program is free and gives you an excellent idea of what the full program is capable of; the full program is reasonably price.
Already included in v10.10.000 or later
Download the plug-in but don't open it. Start your 3rd PlanIt program and select menu Tools -> Options (Alt-O), then select the “Environment” tab. Look at the box “Location of object library”, highlight everything in the box, right click and select Copy, then select Cancel to close the Options window. Open a normal Windows file explorer window, click in the address bar, right click and select Paste—this will take you to the top of the folder tree. Open the folder “Track” and inside that open the folder “HO Scale”. Copy your downloaded plug-ins to this folder.
Nearly done! Go back to your opened 3rd PlanIt program. Go to the library bar in the bottom right corner (if it is not showing use Ctrl-Alt-I to display it). Right click in the library bar and select “Refresh libraries”. That's all, it should be automatically loaded every time you start 3rd PlanIt. Now you'll be able to select every turnout and special trackwork sold by the Proto:87 Stores and include it in your computer designed layout.
Download (May 5, 2016): 3rd PlanIt plug-in for Code 55 turnouts from The Proto:87 Stores (40 kB).
Download (May 5, 2016): 3rd PlanIt plug-in for Code 70 turnouts from The Proto:87 Stores (40 kB).
Download (May 5, 2016): 3rd PlanIt plug-in for Code 83 turnouts from The Proto:87 Stores (40 kB).
Download (May 5, 2016): 3rd PlanIt plug-in for Code 70 turnouts from Central Valley Model Works (10 kB).
Download (May 5, 2016): 3rd PlanIt plug-in for Code 83 turnouts from Central Valley Model Works (10 kB).