A route network is required for the planning of route trains and direct transports. To do this, select the menu item "Create route network".
Select the functions "Create Waypoints and Connections", "Only 90° degree lines" and "Bidirectional traffic" in order to create a route network without diagonal lines and to enable reverse traffic. Then click on the points in the layout that you want to connect with a route network.
The stored layout shows that in some areas the paths do not have a central reservation and thus oncoming traffic is not possible. Therefore, decide on which sections only one-way streets are allowed and set the corresponding waypoints with the function "Unidirectional traffic". When creating the route network, also make sure that the paths created do not intersect the material areas. If you want to change the arrow direction afterwards, use the "Switch traffic direction" function.
As shown in the screenshot below, the route network must be created for the entire hall (the possible directions of travel are not shown here).
The following screenshots show possible solutions for the planning of the route network in the areas of the supermarket_left and the shelf warehouse. Further one-way streets can also be placed in the area of the supermarket_right, the processing center, between the area blockstorage_02 and empty containers and between the empty area and the outgoing goods area.
|Possible solution for the route network in the area Supermarket_left||Possible solution for the route network in the area Shelfstorage|
Please save your progress after you have successfully created the route network.
|The next step is to create breakpoints which are approached by the means of transport. This is done via the function "Create Stops". The number and position of the stops can be freely selected, whereby care should be taken that an assignment of material surfaces to a stop can easily be made.|
The next step is to create breakpoints which are approached by the means of transport. This is done via the function "Create Stops". The number and position of the stops can be freely selected, whereby care should be taken that an assignment of material surfaces to a stop can easily be made.
A possible arrangement of the stops is shown in the following screenshot:
Assignment of material areas to stops
|In the last step of the route network creation, material areas are assigned to the breakpoints. This is done via "Assign Materialareas to Stops". First select a breakpoint and assign a material area to it per mouse click. Assign one or more logical material areas to all stops in this way and then save your progress.|