PTV Viswalk 10 Highlights

Meet the new generation of PTV Viswalk 10 – featuring a new and better way to simulate and model the human walking behaviour. Smarter navigation is now added to the pedestrian queuing navigation as well as additional result attributes of pedestrians. These new enhancements are what makes PTV Viswalk the most powerful pedestrian simulation and modelling software.

Enhanced pedestrian queuing navigation

A smarter navigation for pedestrians entering a queue has been added to PTV Vissim 10. Pedestrian areas have two new attributes: “Queue approaching method” and “Queue approaching direct line radius”. The queue approaching method has two possible values: “Direct line” (default) and “Static potential”. If “Direct line” is selected pedestrians approaching the end of a queue always walk in a straight line which can cause them to be permanently blocked by obstacles. If “Static potential” is selected, the pedestrians calculate the shortest possible path to the end of the queue instead and navigate around obstacles as if approaching the area of their next routing point.

Additional result attributes for pedestrians

Pedestrian areas and ramps have several additional result attributes such as:

  • An average number of all pedestrians on the area/ramp within the time interval of the areas and ramps evaluation.
  • An average number of pedestrians waiting for a public transport vehicle.
  • “Walk-in count” and “Walk-out count” of pedestrians who have entered or left the area/ramp in that time interval.