PTV Visum 16 Highlights

PTV Visum 16 provides you with new possibilities for assignment and visualisation, and saves you time with massive runtime upgrades. Unleash your inner traffic-engineer with our all-new simulation-based dynamic assignment, and display your results vividly in 3D. The new public transport assignment can save you up to 70% in runtimes and as usual, we continue to enhance the already world-leading user interface. We have summarised for you here the most exciting new features. You can also find more details on these and other new features in the overview document.

Simulation-based dynamic assignment (SBA)

Up until now, three types of private transport assignment were available for PTV Visum users: static assignment, dynamic assignment and pseudo-dynamic (Assignment with ICA). They provide good results for long term and strategic planning, but there are situations where users need a more detailed representation of the dynamics of congestion and traffic flow.

This is why PTV has developed the simulation-based dynamic assignment (SBA) in PTV Visum 16. Individual vehicles and their interactions are simulated which means that congestion effects and delays over time can be more realistically represented. The simulation is close to microsimulation meaning that SBA is the ideal stepping stone between strategic modelling in PTV Visum, and hybrid simulation in PTV Vissim.

Being inside PTV Visum, SBA takes advantage of the cutting edge data model meaning that SBA can be applied even for large networks, and all of the built-in analysis tools can be utilised to interpret model results and aid calibration such as path (e.g. dynamic flow bundles) and accessibility analysis (i.e. dynamic skim matrices, isochrones etc.).

3D display

The new 3D network view gives users the opportunity to express themselves and create impressive and intuitive visualisations and videos for reports and presentations. Attribute values of the underlying model are rendered into the third dimension and displayed in a newly created window.

Transport models are data hungry and increasingly complex. Through the use of an additional dimension, users can create visuals to explain model results in new ways to gain new insights and improve communication and understanding for non-modellers. Visualisations can even be brought to life by linking to dynamic model results and with the use of storyboards to move between camera positions.

New licence management

We have made changes for you. Find out all about the distribution of your licences here.