TRANSYT 15, TRANSYT 14 and TRANSYT 13:
Yes! – The version of the Network Diagram (NetCon) integrated into TRANSYT 15, TRANSYT 14 and TRANSYT 13 includes simple-to-use tools to build networks from scratch. Using the mouse, nodes and links can be created in any order and then easily linked together – All within the interactive diagram.
It is possible to to use TRANSYT 12’s NetCon as a useful aid in constructing a new network. As long as there is at least one node and one link to start off with, a network can be built entirely from within NetCon by double clicking on nodes and links to set their properties and adding new nodes and links, i.e.
- Start a new file
- Add one node and one link (you can use arbitrary data values and change them later)
- Launch NetCon. You will see the single node and link – in close up! The link will be connected to implied entry (E) and exit (X) nodes unless you have specified otherwise.
- Double click the node or the link to access its properties
- If, for example, you now set the link’s controlling node to the first node (which will be the only available option), and then click ‘OK’, the NetCon diagram will update to reflect the changes.
- Carry on making changes one at a time and confirm each time that the diagram looks correct.
It is still necessary to know the numbers of links in order to add connections. You can do this by reading the numbers from the screen – but in most cases you will still find it easier to sketch the diagram on paper before entering it into TRANSYT.