• ### Draw, Edit and Generate BVE Route easily!

Lukis, Sunting dan Janakan Laluan BVE dengan mudah! / 描画、編集、生成の BVE ルート簡単に ！

• ### Create Double Tracks

Cipta Trek Berkembar / ダブルトラックを作成

• ### Create Curve Or Transition Curve

Cipta Lengkung Biasa Atau Lengkung Peralihan / 曲線または遷移曲線を作成

• ### Insert Predefined Structures

Masukkan Struktur Tertaktif / 定義済みの構造を挿入します

• ### Track Elevation with Predefined Structures

Elavasi Trek bersama Struktur Tertakrif / 定義済みの構造と標高を追跡します

• ### Platform Template

Templat platform / プラットフォームのテンプレート

• ### Switch Map Views

Tukar Paparan Peta / マップビューを切り替える

• ### Generate Route File

Menjana Fail Laluan / ルートファイルの生成

• ### Gauge Flexibility*

Fleksibiliti Tolok* / *柔軟性ゲージ

• ### Now you can create BVE5 route more easily!

Kini anda boleh mencipta laluan BVE5 dengan lebih mudah! / 今、あなたはさらに容易BVE5ルートを作成することができます！

## Creating BVE5 structure (.x) with SketchUp – Part 3

In this post we will create a background structure for BVE5. Basically, it is an open cylinder with a texture image applied on the inner side surface. It's a simple structure, but it might a bit tricky to apply the texture image on the cylinder surface. The radius of the cylinder will determine the distance of the background and it should be less than 1000 meters.

## Creating BVE5 structure (.x) with SketchUp – Part 2

In the previous article, we discussed how to create an X object using SketchUp. Let start creating BVE5 structure with  a simple structure, i.e. the ground structure. Technically, it is a plain rectangular object in a horizontal position.

## Route samples for v2

Did you notice there are route samples bundle with GB Maps ギビマップ v2.0.17.0515?

## Creating BVE5 structure (.x) with SketchUp – Part 1

BVE5 Trainsim structure might be easier to create, compare to the older version of BVE (including OpenBVE).  BVE5 Trainsim use Direct3D object (.x) format. It is a simple file containing geometry meshes and material information that can be viewed in the DirectX Viewer. For more information about Direct3D file format, please refer to https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb174837(v=vs.85).aspx or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.x

Direct3D object can be create using 3D modeling software, and then converted to .X format using specific extensions or plugin. Here, we are using two versions of SketchUp for this purpose.

## GB Maps ギビマップ v2.0.17.0515 - Released

Thanks for waiting, here is a new release for GB Maps ギビマップ application. Current version is v2.0.17.0515. Starting onward, GB Maps version will be written in the following format:

v<major version> . <minor version> . <YY> . <MMDD>

where YY.MMDD is a release date.

## “Nightly builds” released 2017-02-24

I am sorry for having kept you waiting for so long, here is another “nightly build” released. There only minor changes for OpenBVE/older BVE route builder in this released. Major changes are for BVE 5 Trainsim route builder, but it’s still far from complete and might not stable.

Please take note, this version is still under development, so it’s might not work as expected.

## “Nightly builds” released – v1.2

This version is under development, it might not stable. You can use this version as the existing version is no longer functional due to changes in the latest version of Google Maps JavaScript API. However, it should be noted the following feature is being developed and is not yet available.
• vertical curve for BVE5 Trainsim (including distance correction).
• underground feature
Therefore if you develop route for BVE5 Trainsim, please use legacy gradient only.

## Vertical Curve

Vertical curve is the curve in vertical layout to connect two track gradients together whether it is for changing from an upgrade to a downgrade (summit), changing from a downgrade to an upgrade (sag or valley), changing in two levels of upgrades or changing in two levels of downgrades.

(縦断曲線)

## Running GB Maps with local web server

Did you know that GB Maps can be run using a local web server, i.e. localhost? With this you can now use Google Chrome because there is no more restriction of local cache.
You can use any web server engine, e.g. Apache, Nginx, MS IIS, and etc. You can also use a small web server, such as BabyWeb.

## Source code for add-on software ... (software developer only)

If you are a software developer, and interested in improving the software, below are links to source code of additional software. The software was written in Microsoft Visual Basic and the program folder was compressed in the zip format.