Cumulative network flows - is it possible?

Discussion created by dobbinjp on Jan 12, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 14, 2011 by dobbinjp

I am evaluating network analyst to use for large, nationwide, intermodal analyses. I know it will handle multiple origins and destinations, but I want to know if it will compute the number of trips on every segment of the network.

What I need to do is start with a dataset of origin-destinations that have quantities (number of containers shipped between the origin and destination nodes), route them through the network and see what the number of units is on any given link. Is this possible? It wasn't clear from the user guide and network analyst seminar, so I figured I would ask here. Can you guide me as to what functions I will likely need to use? I understand that I will probably need to do some customization and development.

Thanks in advance for your help!