Notes for Updater/Upgrader of Railroad-Professional

If you have never used Railroad-Professional before and are using it for the first time with the current version, you can stop reading now. ;-)

However, for those who have one of the previous versions installed and running, here are some useful informations. In principle, however, the setup program is simply executed and that's it.

Difference between Update and Upgrade



Supplementary technical information

Since version 2.4, the supplied libraries etc. are stored under the public user and there in the 'Public Documents' directory (for example under 'C:\Users\Public\Documents\Railroad-Professional x.y'; here x.y stands for the respective program version). In earlier versions (e.g. 2.3, 2.1...) the libraries were stored in the personal folder of the respective user under 'Documents' (e.g. under'C:\User\[username]\documents\Railroad-Professional x.y').

The format of the part libraries has been extended in version 3.6. The names of the library files now end in '_360.rpd'. Older versions (3.3, 3.0, 2.5, 2.3,...) had their own, meanwhile outdated format. But in principle: newer versions of Railroad-Professional can always read the formats of older versions!

The same applies to the default directory for track plans, macro files and clipboard files, i.e. these are also under the public user since version 2.4 and were previously in the user's personal folder.


For information on the fee details, see under "Supplemental information" on our registration page.

We wish you much success and fun with the track planning,

Your Railroad-Professional Team.