How to determine recommended approach to building networks in Paramics

UPDATED: March 29, 2017

It is good practice to build a network from the lowest level of detail to the highest level. In this way a network can be established quickly and reviewed to see if the default values and behaviour is as the user would expect. In this way the user can establish were best to use the resources available and where productivity benefits can be established.

In this way consider the following in order:
* Defining the categories and routing hierarchy
* Configuration settings
* Vehicle population
* Category definitions
* Periodic or non-periodic network
* Restrictions
* Speed Controls
* Intersection positioning
* Node positioning, including heights
* Link types and factors
* Traffic signal timings
* Intersection types and settings
* Lane allocation
* Nextlanes if appropriate
* Kerb points
* Stop lines

By developing the network in this way coding efficiencies can be maximized, for example if Kerb points are adjusted from the default positions and then the node is moved the Kerb points will remain fixed requiring them to be reset, increasing the coding required.


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