Surveyor 2.0 (S20)
S20 is set to change the way you create routes and sessions in Trainz!
Surveyor 2.0 (S20)
S20 is set to change the way you create routes and sessions in Trainz! It streamlines your creation experience in so many ways and updates Trainz world building tools to a much more modern approach.
Find out all about S20 below!
Trainz Plus only feature until all S20 phases are complete.
Surveyor 2.0 - Online Guide
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Surveyor 2.0
S20 is by far our best TRAINZ PLUS update EVER!
Route Creation Has Changed Forever!
Scrapbook is a major upgrade to the old Copy/Paste tools by way of painting, cloning and sharing.

Scrapbooks are a new Asset Type that provide the ability to copy and save a part of your route, then reuse that scene in other routes.
Multiple Baseboards Manipulation
Add or Delete Multiple Baseboards
To add new baseboards, simply drag the Marquee off the edge of the existing baseboards, then select Set Marquee to Brush Height. This will create new baseboards at the current brush height.

To delete baseboards, drag over one or more existing baseboard edges then use Context Menu > Delete Baseboards Containing Marquee.
Advanced Object Selection & Manipulation
Multi Object Select & Update
The Marquee Tool is used to create a rectangular selection box. All of the objects within the Selection Area are selected, along with the Ground, any Effect Layers, and the Ground Textures.

Use advanced options and filters to make your selection, then move, rotate, delete and perform many more actions on that selection.
New Gizmos
Move & Rotate
The gizmo is an important new concept in Trainz.
Gizmos can be used to move or rotate the selected objects, splines, terrain, and ground textures in any direction.

Each selected spline segment will display three gizmos - one for each vertex, and a single gizmo for the entire segment.
Contextual Menus
More Functionality For Selected Objects
When an object is selected, it is highlighted, and shows a Contextual Menu icon based upon the Asset Category.

Clicking the Menu Anchor will open the Contextual Menu, which lists a range of additional operations that can be applied to the selection. Different options are offered depending on the active tool and object types selected.
Introducing Palettes
S20 introduces a new system of Palettes that can each be moved, resized, minimised, shown, or hidden, so you can customize the layout of your workspace.

Palettes can provide detailed information about your selected objects, or a set of controls used to edit and manipulate everything within the world.
Assets Palette
The Power of Content Manager In-Game!
The Assets Palette lists all the assets available to you to use in the Route you are creating. To quickly narrow down the list of assets, use the preset Category Filters by clicking on any of the Filter icons or select a custom list/picklist.

Advanced functionality helps find objects in your route by using clever filters like "Filter Selection" or "Filter Visibility" on the assets listed.

And so much more...
The Tools Palette provides a range of powerful tools that can be used to build your Trainz world. No more single tool for a single asset type. Use one tool across multiple assets!
Layers Palette
List all route, session and effect layers to have them always in view and to show the current layer you are working in.
The Brush Tool is now multi-purpose and used to painting ground textures, effect layers, scrapbook assets and terrain manipulation. And your brush is now unlimited in size!
Use the Eyedropper Tool to identify Assets in the 3D world, add them to picklists, get the ground height or instantly pick rolling stock, ground textures, scenery assets or splines and start painting or placing more.
Preview Palette
No more teeny tiny 3D asset preview window. The new Preview Palette allows you to resize and reposition it to always have a clear 3D preview of the selected asset.
Many Additional S20 features
Unlimited brush radius size, instantly see object and compass positions, easily find which layer you're working in or an object belongs to, perform bulk operations on multiple assets types and so much more!
How to Videos
Surveyor 2.0 - Tips
Over the coming weeks we are releasing some helpful videos on how to use Surveyor 2.0. Some topics are in depth while others are short and sweet but hopefully they give you a little more insight into how to use S20 and what makes it so much more powerful than classic Surveyor.
But WAIT, there's more!
Membership doesn't just give you Surveyor 2.0.
You also get access to our massive collection of content and features.
Exact benefits depend upon your membership choice.
Multiplayer Surveyor (MPS)
In short, MPS is "Trainz in the cloud" where you can build, edit, drive and collaborate with people from around the world in a persistent collaborative environment.
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Features in Final Stage Development
Here are just a few features we are currently working on that will be released to Trainz Plus and Gold Class Memberships
In Development
Ultra Detail Terrain

The long awaited terrain resolution increase is finally on its way. Currently Trainz terrain is either 10m or 5m resolution. With our brand new "single-pass terrain" that offers superior performance than the existing "multi-pass terrain", ultra terrain resolution is possible without compromising on performance!

Ultra detail terrain is like building with sand as you sculpt the landscape. This is a game changer for terrain creation!

In Development
S20 Content Packages

Content Creators can now choose which packages they work with in a given route so they can include or exclude packaged content. By selecting which packages are enabled, creators can be sure they are only building with that content.

MPS also supports package selection which means creators can use any of the content that is included in the packages they enable for their MPS route.

In Development
Package Compression

The TZARC package format will become 50% smaller in size thanks to package compression which will be introduced in an upcoming Trainz Plus build.

This means faster downloads.

Lower on-disk footprint. (Including builtin content.)

Faster loading, especially on slower drives.

In Development
DirectX 12

DX12 is key to more advanced Trainz engine features to come in the medium to long term. We also anticipate better game performance as DirectX 12 matures.

In Development

We are switching over from OpenAL to XAudio2 which is a modern Windows audio system. This is a Microsoft (Windows platforms) only technology.

In Development
Clutter GPU Accelerated

Clutter Effects has changed the way routes look on a micro detail scale but this system is just at the beginning as we have big plans for clutter.

To start with we are moving clutter to the GPU to increase performance so any clutter in your routes should start to be a lot more responsive.

Content in Final Stage Development
Below lists a selection of new content additions for both Trainz Plus and Gold Class Memberships
LNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado in Apple Green
LNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado Interior
LNER Peppercorn Class A1 60163 Tornado in BR Express Passenger Blue
TMR2 Route: British Model Railway
Budd RDC-1 Boston & Maine
Budd RDC-1 Boston & Maine Interior
BR Green Class 11 - Diesel Electric Shunter
BR Green Class 11 - Diesel Electric Shunter Interior
CNJ Blue Comet Redux - Baldwin G3s Pacific Locomotive in Packard Blue
CNJ Blue Comet Redux - Baldwin G3s Pacific Locomotive in Black
CNJ Blue Comet Redux - Baldwin G3s Pacific Locomotive Interior
CNJ Blue Comet Redux - Observation Car
CNJ Blue Comet Redux - Combine Interior
BR HST - Inter-City 125 Power Car
BR HST - Midland Pullman Power Car
BR HST - Midland Pullman Trailer First
BR HST - Midland Pullman Passenger View
BR HST - Cab View
LMS/BR 3F 0-6-0T “Jinty”
LMS/BR 3F 0-6-0T “Jinty” - Interior View
Amtrak Heritage Baggage Car (Budd 72’ Baggage ex ATSF)
Amtrak Series II Diner
Amtrak Superliner Series II Sleeper Roomette View
Amtrak Series II Diner Interior View
BR 9F Evening Star - BR’s Last New Steam Locomotive
BR 9F Evening Star - Interior View
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What is "Surveyor 2.0"?
  • We're glad you asked! We've been working on a massive overhaul of our "Surveyor" world building tools.
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