RailClone comes if two different flavours. The Lite version is completely free to download and use, even commercially, but includes some restrictions as outlined in the table below. The Pro version is completely unrestricted, including the full feature set, and also includes a much larger styles library and comes with RailClone Tools. This guide serves as a useful primer for RailClone, irrespective of whether you're a Lite or a Pro user.
Differences between Lite and Pro
|Limited to a single generator||Unlimited generators|
|Limited to flat splines||Includes 3 different adaptive height modes to deform geometry on the Z axis|
|Limited to 3 segments||Unlimited segments|
|Cannot be converted to an editable mesh||Can be converted to an editable mesh|
|Reduced style library||Full style library included|
|Library cannot be customised||Library is fully customisable|
|RailClone Tools not included||RailClone Tools included.|
Aside from these restriction both versions are identical in appearance and behaviour. Throughout this guide, where an exercise, note or procedure is only relevant for Pro users you'll see displayed.