railOscope by trafIT solutions

Topology Definitions

Nomenclature of Topology Elements in railOscope.

TopoElement

  • ...also called "Topo"
  • A topo with 2 edgePoints is a connection.
  • A topo with 3 edgePoints is a switch.
  • A topo with 4 or more edgePoints is a crossing.

TrackElements

  • ...is a generic term for all elements, that lie on a track.
  • ...can be created by selecting the button in the toolbar and placing it on a track.
Toolbar
Toolbar for Elements
Button Name Comment
Activate Select mode Use this mode to select one or several items.
Activate Topo mode Use this mode to create new topology (topoPoints and edges).
OCP Operational Control Point This is a free-floating object and cannot be attached to a track.
Ctr Controller This is a free-floating object and cannot be attached to a track.
Rp Reference Point Marks the position, where the passage of a train is timed. Holds the operational name of a station track.
Plf Platform Edge
BSt Buffer Stop Can be placed on any open end.
Drl Derailer
Lck Lock
Lns Lens Insert this to visually magnify a portion of the track.
Si Signal General signal object.
SiM Main Signal
SiD Distant Signal
SiC Combined Signal Creates a Main Signal and a Distant Signal at the same place
SiS Shunting Signal
Brd Board General board object.
StP Stop Post Marks the position, where a train of a certain length has to stop.
Bal Balise Single balise or group of balises.
TrD Train Detector Generally called "Track Section Border", together with Track Circuit Border
TCB Track Circuit Border Generally called "Track Section Border", together with Train Detector
Tun Tunnel Is placed on tunnel portal, has a length attribute.
Bri Bridge Is placed on bridge head, has a length attribute.
LCr Level Crossing Is placed where the center of the level crossing is located.
Spd Speed Change
Grd Gradient Change Is always valid in up direction.
Rad Radius Change Is always valid in up direction.
Tpr Train Protection Change Is always valid in up direction.
Elc Electrification Change Is always valid in up direction.
PBr Project Border Can be used to define project areas.