New features in TRANSYT 15.5

This latest version offers an extensive mix of modelling, user-interface, reporting, and data handling enhancements.


Modelling Improvements

  • Automatic network structure minimisation used to speed up optimisation
  • Tool to auto-calculate pedestrian conflicts from network diagram
  • Tool to auto-calculate pedestrian intergreens from a scaled network diagram
  • Reducing cycle times is less likely to result in invalid initial timings
  • Option to set cell saturation flow values automatically
  • Minimum saturation flow value reduced to 50 PCU/hr
  • Option to rotate all signal timings, in order to retain the same master controller offset after optimisation

Data Handling Improvements

  • Saving of results for all analysis sets within one file
  • Run all data sets in one go (Evaluation or optimised) using ‘run button’ drop-downs
  • Red/green colour-coded tracking of up-to-date and out-of-date results
  • Analysis and Demand sets can be colour-coded to assist in keeping track of categories of sets or match up related demand sets
  • Main menu right-click options allow analysis/demand sets to be added or removed
  • User-selectable sharing of data items between data sets
  • Local OD Matrix can use flows from another local OD Matrix
  • OD Matrices grids now only show locations associated with the currently displayed traffic type making them smaller and easier to use
  • Ability to update multiples of same data item in one go, using a Data Grid.
  • Simplified dispersion coefficient data-entry
  • Import of SCATS volume flows from 48-detector files

Lane-flow Diagram “Flow Overlays”

  • Show demand, achieved flow, or lost flow
  • Filter by origin and/or destination, by OD matrix or by OD Location

Network representation/diagram Redesigned to Improve ease-of-use

  • Stop-lines improved
  • Auto-set lane arrows, based on estimated traffic turning movements
  • Quickly show results on background without network structure
  • Easier manipulation of backgrounds
  • Option to suppress bend points (default is on) to speed up network creation
  • Easier to use right-click ‘control type’ selection
  • Existing collections can now have items added to them, via the right-click menu
  • Second phases can now be specified using the traffic stream right-click menu
  • Connectors now have direction arrows
  • Improved scaling of overlays of pedestrian and vehicle flows
  • Option to hide toolbars
  • Quick flares now more visible
  • Orange highlighting now easier to see when zoomed out
  • Most network overlays now have a full key

General Graphical Interface Improvements

  • Ability to take any window outside of the main window by double-clicking on its header
  • Fully labelled toolbars for ease-of-use
  • Improved layout of special data-entry screens (e.g. Main Data)
  • Multiple data editor windows can be open at the same time
  • Freezing of data editor/data grid contents using new fourth-level padlock, allowing you to compare before and after results
  • Stored window layouts now work with multiple monitors
  • Size of the underlying structure (path segments) of a traffic stream network now reported in bottom right-hand corner of the main screen
  • New “Sync” button (see main menu) forces data grid to display data related to currently selected data item
  • New “Fast mode” (see “Data” Menu) increases GUI responsiveness when working with large networks
  • Copy and pasting of part sections of any data grid now allowed
  • Improved quality of copy and pasted graphics (including option to define image resolution)
  • New “Exhaustive data outline” option (Default is off) hides non-essential items unless they already exist in the file
  • Use of new default OD Matrix settings ensures the use of traffic nodes is optional
  • Enhancements to Audit Trail facility
  • Task List has wrapping text descriptions to make long messages easier to read

Other Diagram Improvements

  • New “phase diagram” option in stage sequence diagram
  • Layout and available options for stage sequence diagram improved generally
  • Additional options in stage sequence diagram to select alternative sequences and to set the currently displayed sequence as active
  • Option to hide banned stage transition diagram in stage sequence diagram
  • Multiple cycling shown differently
  • Intergreen matrix banded stage changes more logically
  • New option to rotate time distance diagrams by 90 or 180 degrees to match your most familiar orientation

Reporting Improvements

  • Enhanced file comparison that allows comparisons between separate files and also within the same file, e.g. between different data sets
  • Vertical toolbar “Results” button to speed access to most important summaries
  • Rows of tables containing the same data are collapsed down to a single “All” row, and hence reduces the length of reports
  • Signal timing penalties now reported as part of the controller results
  • Enhanced cyclic flow profile (CFP) and analyser graphs
  • Both CFP and Traffic graphs can be added to reports in either single or double column format
  • Wide-Area Matrix tables now available in the HTML report
  • New option to suppress pedestrian tables
  • Local matrices’ general settings now in HTML report
  • Minor Final Prediction Table improvements

Customers with a valid TRANSYT 15 maintenance agreement can download TRANSYT 15.5 at no cost.  Simply with your details and the team will be in contact with your download code. New customers and those with older versions of TRANSYT are welcome to contact us to request a price quote to obtain the latest version.