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 - Used to define 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 - Used to define service(s) with queue(s) where pedestrians wait until the service becomes available in a queue line. Two types of queues are supported: usual queue lines, and "serpentine" queue typically used in airport check-in areas.
You first draw the service in the graphical diagram, then add the Pedestrian Library block PedService in the flowchart and configure it by tuning its parameters.
To draw a service with area
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.