# Installation

The tikz library is contained in the files:

• tikz-trackschematic.sty
• tikzlibrarytrackschematic.code.tex,
• tikzlibrarytrackschematic.topology.code.tex,
• tikzlibrarytrackschematic.trafficcontrol.code.tex,
• tikzlibrarytrackschematic.vehicles.code.tex,
• tikzlibrarytrackschematic.constructions.code.tex,
• tikzlibrarytrackschematic.electrics.code.tex, and
• tikzlibrarytrackschematic.measures.code.tex.

These files should be copied wherever can find it, for example in your \$TEXMF folder.

Alternatively, the tikz library is provided by CTAN as "tikz-trackschematic" and is thus part of the Live distribution or can be installed via MiK.

The library can then be loaded through the command

\usepackage{tikz-trackschematic}


in any file.

# Minimal working example

\documentclass{standalone} % LaTeX

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}

% TikZ command: specify coordinates
\coordinate (A)   at (0,0);
\coordinate (B)   at (6,0);
\coordinate (T)   at (5,0);

% draw a track
\maintrack (A) -- (B);

% place a train on the track
\train[forward] at (T) label ();

\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


results in:

# Symbology and meaning

Please consult the symbology for further information regarding meaning of the symbols.

# History

bug fixing

## Version 0.6.1

• removed package requirement lmodern
• minor correction in manual

## Version 0.6

• created an encapsulating package for future flexibility
• added symbols for direction control, track marking, pylons and electric wiring
• change symbol for friction bufferstop;
• changed load command to usepackage{tikz-trackschematic}

## Version 0.5.1

• modified symbol "end of movement authority"
• added symbols "braking point" and "danger point"

## Version 0.5

• new improved syntax for topology
• documentation

## Version 0.4

• renamed overview to snippets
• reworked library for common tikz library layout

## Version 0.3

• moved snippet folder to root folder
• defined and used color foreground and background

## Version 0.2

• reorganized src library
• minor improvements

## Version 0.1

Basic concept of a library with railway topology symbols and some examples.

• rethink syntax
• provide option for internationalziation (i18n)
• replace "gettikzxy" with "path let" syntax
• rewrite library with better coding skills
• include support for glossaries package

# Acknowledgement

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 826347.

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