Before implementing a signal timing plan or construction project, you may be required to present your plan to the public, a client, coworkers, etc. To help with this, a new Screen Recorder feature is now included in SimTraffic Version 8.
To create a video in Synchro 9, selection Options⇒Video Recorder Parameters. The Video Recorder Parameters dialog will appear. Here you can select the desired codec, frames per second, and name the output file. Select OK.
Chose the Record Video button on the right side of the SimTraffic toolbar. While it is recording, a status message will display in the lower-left of the screen. To stop recording, press the Record Video button again.
In honor of Work Zone Awareness Week, today I will be discussing how to model a single-lane two-way traffic control operation. We will start at the end, with a recording from SimTraffic. Then I will go back and discuss how this file was created in Synchro.
Start with a network that look similar to the screenshot below. Create intersections with “dummy links” located at each point where drivers will be required to stop before entering the single-lane section.
“Should I use Synchro, SimTraffic, or both?” We often get this question from users. Today’s post discusses the benefits to help clarify the issue.
The “Choosing an Analysis Method” post from two weeks ago discussed the three macroscopic analysis methods available in Synchro: Percentile Method, HCM 2010, and HCM 2000. In addition to these choices, you can use SimTraffic for analysis.
The intention is to use Synchro and SimTraffic as companion models. Synchro can be used to determine macro level LOS and delays, then use SimTraffic to simulate realworld conditions. Not all projects require use of SimTraffic. Synchro analysis may be sufficient for a high-level planning study, for example.