Services in pedestrian flow models define a group of similar physical service objects (turnstiles, ticket vending machines, security checkpoints, check-in counters, etc.)
There are two types of space markup shapes you can use to draw services in your pedestrian model:
Service with Area is used for defining service(s) with electronic queue (like in bank office, information office on the railway station, etc.) Pedestrians do not stand in a queue line, but wait for their turn in the neighboring area.
Service with Lines is used for defining service(s) with queue(s) where pedestrians wait until the service becomes available in a queue line. Two types of queues are supported: common queue lines, and "serpentine" queue typically used in airport check-in areas.
You first draw the service in the graphical diagram, then add the PedService Pedestrian Library block in the flowchart and configure it by tuning its parameters.
To draw a service with area
To select just one particular shape, click it once more.
You can now edit this particular shape without affecting other markup shapes. The third click on the same shape will select the ground.
Name – The name of the service. The name is used to identify and access the service shape from Pedestrian library block properties.
Ignore – If selected, the service shape is excluded from the model.
Visible on upper level – If selected, the service shape is also visible on the upper level where this agent lives.
Lock – If selected, the node shape is locked. Locked shapes do not react to mouse clicks: it is impossible to select them in the graphical editor until you unlock them.
Visible – Here you specify whether the shape is visible on animation at model runtime, or not. Using the control, choose yes or no.
Ground – The ground this service belongs to.
Number of services – Here you can define the number of service points.
Service color – Here you can change the color of service shape(s).
Show in – Here you can choose whether you want the shape to be shown both in 2D and 3D animation, or in 2D only, or in 3D only.
Show name – If selected, the shape's name is displayed on the graphical diagram.
rectangular area belonging to the current service with area.
Returns the list of areas (containing a single area) belonging to the current service with area element.
Markup for pedestrian simulation
Selecting markup shapes
Service with lines
Service with a serpentine queue
API reference: ServiceWArea class