February 2017: Sara Pardo shows you how to customize the order of your objects for clearer and more semantic organisation.
January 2017: Paolo Rinelli and Dimitris Triantafyllos explain a technique for modelling connected vehicles using Aimsun API: Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control.
December 2016: Maud Chassat describes how Aimsun’s attribute overrides can be extremely useful for modifying attributes of existing objects.
November 2016: Tamara Djukic explains how to use groupings of sections or detectors to define screenlines – a great technique for more efficient OD demand adjustment and validation.
October 2016: Tamara Djukic explains how the Grouping Category tool can speed up and improve the way you apply traffic data to calibration and validation of traffic models or simulation input and output data processing. With additional input from Timothy Lim and Phoebe Ho.
September 2016: A low number of iterations dramatically decreases the total computation time to run a DUE – Josep Perarnau shows you how to cut initialization time in half by using a subset instead of the full path assignment result file.
August 2016: Most users are familiar with creating their own attributes within objects within an Aimsun model. Grant MacKinnon explains how you can also add a column to an object where a value is returned based on some Python Code, allowing you to calculate a value on the fly.
July 2016: Martijn Breen shows how to use the Select Link Analysis Tool and View Modes to visualise urban, regional and through traffic in Aimsun.
June 2016: Dimitris Triantafyllos explains how the Aimsun Revisions tool allows a modelling team to work within a single file, for faster and less error-prone collaboration.
March 2016: Marga Delgado explains how to use macro function components to produce extra outputs when executing an assignment.
February 2016: Andreu Tarrida writes this final post in a four-part feature on version control.
January 2016: Andreu Tarrida offers part three of the series on Geometry Configurations feature: Control Plans.
January 2016: Andreu Tarrida. A technical note on the Geometry Configurations feature: Duplicating Public Transport Lines and Public Transport Plans.
December 2015: Andreu Tarrida brings you the first in a four-part series on the Geometry Configurations feature – this note introduces the topic and gives you a brief tour of the workflow.
July 2015: Dimitris Triantafyllos discusses how this Aimsun API allows research centres to work on the understanding of the innovative uses of probe vehicle data, available applications, visualisations, performance measures, and management techniques.
Use this approach for estimating the effect on distribution and mode split of operational changes in the transit system, such as the introduction of signal priority and reserved lanes along a corridor.
Modelling fixed and actuated controlled intersections with Legion pedestrians.
September 2014: Josep Perarnau explains the different approaches for analysing vehicle paths.
August 2014: Margarida Delgado explains the advantages of the chain structure of the four-step model experiment in Aimsun.
May 2014: Gabriel Funes discusses how to draw and filter objects in map mode.