Isle of the Kakapo (http://www.isleofthekakapo.com/) has released RailModeller Pro 5.2, an update to their model railroad and slot car layout design solution for Mac OS X.
RailModeller Pro offers design tools that enable hobbyists to design model train and slot car track layouts via drag and drop. The app includes a library catalog covering over 200 track systems in all major model scales, allowing for custom designs of almost any layout a user can visualize. Version 5.2 adds:
° Image import: you can use original plans, Google or Apple Maps, aerial photography, or hand drawn sketches as a template for building model train layouts. Complex room shapes or even a bird’s-eye view of a park or garden are easily integrated to be used as a basis for planning layouts. A variety of image file formats is supported, including PNG, JPEG, PSD, GIF, TIFF, and PDF.
° Customizable key bindings: Hot keys for all menu commands can be changed to adjust the app to personal preferences, providing a great way for both casual and power users to work even more effectively with the app.
RailModeller Pro 5.2 is available for $29.99 exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. A free version, RailModeller Express, which is suitable for small layouts with a limited number of tracks and layout dimensions of up to 0.5km – is also available through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category.