How to check real data set consistency
April 2020: Emmanuel Bert describes how our Real Data Set Consistency Checker can help you in calibration and validation tasks.
Three ways to profile traffic demand for more efficient modeling
February 2020: Tessa Hayman shares three different ways to profile traffic demand that can help you build models efficiently.
How to use template scripts for fast visualization of signalized nodes
January 2020: There are various scripts available in the template: Margarida Delgado explains how Script nº 10 can speed up the process of filtering and viewing signalized nodes.
Modelling connected vehicles using Aimsun API: Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control
January 2017: Paolo Rinelli and Dimitris Triantafyllos explain a technique for modelling connected vehicles using Aimsun API: Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control.
How to use Attribute Overrides
December 2016: Maud Chassat describes how Aimsun’s attribute overrides can be extremely useful for modifying attributes of existing objects.
The Grouping Category Tool (Part 2): Screenlines
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.
The Grouping Category Tool (Part 1): How to access model input and output data efficiently
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.
DTA: Speed up your DUE convergence
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.
Python: from function to attribute
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.
Visualising urban, regional and through traffic in Aimsun
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.