Creating a New Route
  • 30 Nov 2021
  • 1 Minute to read
  • Dark
  • PDF

Creating a New Route

  • Dark
  • PDF

This is the same process as Surveyor Classic. From the Routes Menu click Create Route, or from the Launcher click File > New Window > Create New Route. (Ctrl-Alt-N).

To switch between S20 and Surveyor Classic, click on the Tools Menu > Surveyor20 or Tools Menu > Surveyor.

What's Changed?

The first thing you'll notice is that the ground is now textured by default. Each Region can have it's own default texture. This means you don't have to spend time filling each grid and if you do have any missing or untextured areas, they are less conspicuous.

You can switch to Grid or Wireframe mode at any time in the Display Menu:


Choose Region

When creating a route, choosing the region will determine a number of defaults:

  • Season (based upon the Northern or Southern Hemisphere calendar)
  • Latitude and Longitude (which affects the sun angle)
  • Elevation
  • Traffic direction (left or right hand drive)
  • Traffic Carz (road traffic)

You can also edit Elevation and Snow Height in Environment Settings to determine when the Winter seasonal texture is used.

Adding Baseboards

In S20 you can add multiple baseboards at one time.

  1. Use the Marquee Tool to draw the area where you want baseboards added
  2. Click on the Contextual Menu
  3. Choose either Paint Within Marquee (if you have a texture selected) or click Set Marquee to Brush Height
  4. The new baseboards are added within the bounds of the Marquee selection area

Drag beyond the edges of the current boards.


You can add your new baseboards at 5m or 10m grid size using the Convert Baseboards to > tool.

Showing the Grid

If you're laying tracks and want to see the old Grid texture, click Display Menu > Ground > Grid.

This will show the old Grid texture rather than your ground textures. Obviously Display Menu > Ground > Textures will switch you back.

Was this article helpful?

What's Next