Have you already discovered the labelling feature of PTV Vissim? With labels, you can graphically display attributes, live results, references and attributes of other scenarios in the network editor, enriching your simulation with additional information. You are free to choose position, size and colour of the labels. You can even use colour schemes, so that the colour of a label changes depending on user defined situation.
To activate labels there is a shortcut in the network objects toolbar represented by the label icon . This icon is shown only when positioning the mouse pointer on the name or after the name of the network object type, or when the label is hidden. Click this icon to show or hide the label of the network objects of this network object type.
In the graphics parameters flyout you are able to make the following settings:
You decide which network object should show the label
All network objects, which are able to show labels, have an attribute “Show Label”. By default this attribute is “true” so that the labels of all objects are shown in the network editor. If you want to show labels only from some single network objects, you can deactivate the “Show Label” attribute – the label of these objects will then disappear in the network editor.
Locate your labels anywhere you want
To relocate labels, you can use the mouse in the network editor or enter an offset value in the list or quick view toolbar. To adjust the position with the mouse, click on the network object in the network object toolbar, then in the network editor, move the cursor on the label of the desired network object ( ). The offset from the default label position is saved in the attributes “Label position relative (x)” and “Label position relative (y)”. Of course you can edit the numbers of the attributes to relocate the label for a specific network object.
Labels become more powerful with user-defined attributes (UDAs)
To customise labels, you can make use of UDAs. Using UDAs you can combine multiple attributes and add additional text to the label, for example: “travel time 22.3s”, where 22.3 is attribute value.
Never lose your graphic settings anymore
The layout of a network editor is defined by graphic parameters and settings in the network objects toolbar. You can assign the current layout of a network editor a name, under which you can import the layout again later on. You can save these so-called named network editor layouts to the *.layx file. In a network editor, you can choose a network editor layout from all the named ones available; to change the graphic parameters and network object toolbar settings of your window accordingly.
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