Network analyst in Arcgis pro

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06-22-2020 12:11 PM
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New Contributor II

In a tunnel with 3.9 m high, how can I allow a truck with 3.7 m to pass and prevent another truck with  4 m from passing? Thanks.

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DanPatterson
MVP Esteemed Contributor

totally never tried it ... just check the help files using "network analyst height restrictions" and one of several

RouteSolverProperties—Network Analyst module | Documentation 

attributeParameters
(Read and Write)

Provides the ability to get or set the parameterized attributes to be used in the analysis. The property returns a Python dictionary. The dictionary key is a two-value tuple consisting of the attribute name and the parameter name. The value for each item in the dictionary is the parameter value.

Parameterized network attributes are used to model some dynamic aspect of an attribute's value. For example, a tunnel with a height restriction of 12 feet can be modeled using a parameter. In this case, the vehicle's height in feet should be specified as the parameter value. If the vehicle is taller than 12 feet, this restriction will then evaluate to True, thereby restricting travel through the tunnel. Similarly, a bridge could have a parameter to specify a weight restriction.


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FCC_EnvironmentS_A_
New Contributor II

I have already tried this with only one truck. Now I want to be able to do it for two trucks in the same solution VRP.

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MelindaMorang
Esri Regular Contributor

When you create a restriction on the network and set up the vehicle height parameter for that restriction, the value you put in there is simply the default.  You can adjust that value before solving your analysis.

The best thing to do is to create two travel modes, one for each truck.  A travel mode includes all the analysis settings, such as restrictions and parameters, that will be applied for the analysis.  In the Restrictions section of the travel mode configuration, set the vehicle height parameter value to the appropriate value.  In other words, you can just override the default value of the parameter using the correct value for the truck you're trying to model.

FCC_EnvironmentS_A_
New Contributor II

I've already done that.

I think in every analysis I can only use one travel mode. First, I use a travel mode ("VehicleA10feet") that compares with vehicle A. Then I use another travel mode ("VehicleA12feet"that compares with vehicle B.

What I'm looking for is a way in the VRP solution to compare the height of the road with the height of vehicles A and B at the same time (in the same VRP analysis).

For example in the same VRP solution, vehicle A with 10 feet passes, and vehicle B with 12 feet does not pass.

Thank you for your time.

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New Contributor II

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HeatherMoe
Esri Contributor

You are correct that a VRP analysis can only use one travel mode at a time. By restricting the problem to just a single travel mode when in reality there are two vehicle types, one with a more restrictive set up then the other, I see two different things that might need to be worked around. The first is that some orders simply can not be reached by the more restrictive vehicle because to get to that order the vehicle must drive on a street that it is not allowed. To overcome this I would first solve the problem with the more restrictive of the travel modes. Any orders that are unreachable by the vehicles with that travel mode will need to be visited by the other vehicle and all the others can be visited by either vehicle type. Then solve the VRP with the less restrictive travel mode and use specialties to restrict the orders that must be on the less restrictive vehicle.

The second thing that will need to be considered is the final route paths being optimized for the specific travel mode. To do this once the VRP analysis is done, the route paths can be rerun using the Route solver to get the best path for each travel mode. The VRP analysis will already be done with one of the travel modes so only the routes that will be driven by the other vehicle type will need to be rerun. 

Hope this helps,

Heather 

FCC_EnvironmentS_A_
New Contributor II

I'm going to try that solution.

Thank you for your time.

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MelindaMorang
Esri Regular Contributor

If you can provide more details, it would help me to better answer your question.  For example, are you running a network analysis using the ArcGIS Online services or the REST API or something, or are you using ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro with your own network dataset?

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FCC_EnvironmentS_A_
New Contributor II

I'm using ArcGIS Pro with my network dataset. Thank you for your time.

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