MicroStation CONNECT Edition Help

Add Vehicles Dialog

Used to add models as vehicles from a file.

You can access this dialog from the following:
  • Vehicle Library dialog: click the Add vehicles from (.cel, .dgn, .dgnlib) files icon


Opens the Select Vehicle Library dialog for selecting the file from which the models are to be added.
Display Selects the display style that will be applied to the model.
Model Name Lists the design models in the selected file.
Rotation Sets the rotation angle for the contents of the model such that the vehicle faces in the positive X direction. Typically, a model is located such that its origin is at the center of the vehicle and on the same plane as the bottom of the wheels.
Vehicle takes exit lanes If off, the selected type of vehicle will not take the exit lanes. This may be required for vehicles that do not animate well while turning tight bends in the road.
Acceleration Sets the rate in m/s2 at which the vehicle accelerates. Typically, this is 0.3 m/s2 for cars and 0.2 m/s2 for trucks.
Deceleration Sets the rate in m/s2 at which the vehicle decelerates. Typically, this is 3.0 m/s2 for cars and 2.5 m/s2 for trucks.
Minimum vehicle spacing Sets the minimum allowed spacing between the vehicles. When a vehicle slows down because it cannot join an entrance lane, then the vehicle behind it will also slow down. If the vehicle comes to a stop then this value represents the distance maintained between them.
Time Headway Sets the safety time in seconds between vehicles in the traffic system. Typically this time varies between 0.8 and 2.0 seconds. More careful drivers should have a larger time headway. However, in such case, the traffic system can support less volume.