Creating Routelines in TRACC 2.0

Creating Routelines in TRACC 2.0

Creating Routelines in TRACC 2.0

With all the amendments and changes made to the look and feel of TRACC 2.0 this time we’ll be taking a look at Routelines.. Now.. Now… I know you’re sitting there saying:

That’s easy I designed a new bus route before in TRACC 1.3.4…”

That may well be true, but there are some changes that we want to show you. So, follow on and you’ll see how slick and suave it looks in the new UI alongside where some of the components and windows have moved to.

 

  1. First thing we want to do is open up TRACC 2.0. And, from here we want to open either:

    A new project, or

    b. Select a project that we’ve already been working on.

  2. Following in order of the tabs in TRACC 2.0 home ribbon: We want to activate or import a PT Network.

  3. Then we want to activate or import a road network. Exactly as we have with the PT network – import a new one for or activate an existing on from a loaded project.

  4. Now we head back to the PT Network tab and in the home ribbon we want to look for services, and select it.

    Once we have selected the services tab this is the window that will be appear. From here we can do a number of things:

  • Search for a service or DRT Service
  • When searching for a service we can select search and see all the service providers in the PT Network that has been imported, or we can search for a specific one back on a service number, operator name and more.

Whichever we choose will load results that are available in the PT Network loaded in.


(If editing an existing service)

(If creating a new service)

Selecting the service we want to update or make a create a new one.
When creating a new service the only mandatory elements that need to be fulfilled are:

  1. Service number

  2. Travel mode

  3. Operator

  4. Then select save

Next, we shall start to edit or add new stops within our service. Head back to the home ribbon of the PT network tab and select the “stops” icon.

Here we have searched the entire PT network

Here we will create a new stop


From here we will want to zoom in and click on the place where we want the stop to be located.
Once we have done this TRACC will automatically input the Easting and Northing.

Don’t forget you will not be able to save your stop without at least giving it a name.
Rinse, repeat and continue to add as many as required following these steps again.

Next, we’ll add this to a route.

Head back to the Service icon in the home ribbon and search for your service and click on it.

This is the Route information that you will be presented upon selecting New Route.
Some more keenly eyed users will notice that there is a big difference to this window if we ignore the UI changes. Yes that’s right, we’ve merged two separate windows into a tabular view so that it’s all in one.

Creating the new service starts here.

Next, we can add a new stop by clicking on the + symbol to the right of the window and once we do we’ll be provided with this window view:

From here we can search a stop to a service.

To start off this part of the process whereby we add the stop to the service root – we have to search and select the one in which we want.

Once we have selected the stop we want to add we will be provided this view:

From here we can do a number of things when highlighting the stop:
We can obviously add more stops to this service but when highlighted we can delete and move up or down the list to the position is needs to be in within our list of stops.

Remember to add a route ID to these stops and save these actions before closing this window.

Next if we click the “timetable” tab we’ll be able to assign times and dates to the stops.

By clicking the + symbol we can add the trip information.

Once we have assigned a day(s) of service and select ok, we’ll be prompted back to the main window to assign a stop time:

Once this is completed, we can highlight and then add a re-occurring set of stop times:

Here we can add the re-occurring journeys.

Lastly, from here we can generate the routelines by clicking this icon.


Finally…. Producing this…

I hope this has illustrated some the great new styles and UI changes we’ve been making for TRACC 2.0.

Keziah is the Digital Marketing Executive at Basemap Ltd. She has almost 2 years experience in the digital realm after graduating from the University of Plymouth with a BA in Illustration and an MA in Publishing.