Streetscape Pro Help




Quick Start - Advanced

Using Default Settings, Analysis and On-Street Parking

Following on from the Basic Quick Start, the following steps will explain some of the more advanced features of Streetscape Pro.

These include using Default Settings and the Street Analysis panel.

If this is the first time you have used Streetscape Pro, we recommend you read the Basic Quick Start file first.

Using Defaults

Streetscape has built-in Default Settings - for example, when a new pavement is created, it is automatically set to 2.5m wide. You can access the Default Settings by selecting 'Preferences' from the Edit menu. This will bring up the Preferences window, and you can then click 'Defaults' on the left to access the Default settings for Streetscape Elements.

Next to 'Select Element Type', choose 'Pavement' from the drop down menu (It may already be selected). Try changing the default width to 4m, and then click 'OK' to close the defaults.

If you then create a pavement (using the 'add' button at the top of the Streetscape Elements list), it should have a default width of 4m.

Investigate On-Street Parking options

  1. Start a new street by typing Ctrl-N.
  2. Click on the first pavement in the Streetscape Elements List.
  3. Then add a Parking Lane by using the icon menu with the green plus sign above the Streetscape Elements list. The parking should appear in the main display window.
  4. Next, if you click on the small plus sign to the left of the 'Parking' name, it should expand to show you the detailed options. Next to 'Configuration', try selecting '60-Degree', then press return. In the main display window, this should update to show the 60-degree parking.

(In this example, you may want to then increase the width of the adjacent vehicle lane to make it easier for cars to drive into the parking spaces).

Add Cost Information to your Street

Using the same street model as before, try clicking on the small plus sign next to 'Cost' in the 'Parking' element. The line should expand to show Construction Cost and Maintenance Cost.

As an example, type in a cost of £200/m.

Cost information can be added to any Streetscape Element.

Use the Street Analysis information

The parking and cost information can now be analyzed in the Street Analysis panel. In order for Streetscape Pro to calculate totals, you need to enter a length for the street. Try entering a length of 100m at the top-left of the Street Analysis Panel.

You will see the total cost and total number of parking spaces update automatically. The density of parking in spaces per unit length along the street is shown in brackets after the 'No. of Parking Spaces' value. This can help with approximate calculations of on-street parking across a wider masterplan area, by multiplying this density by the total length of streets of this type in the masterplan. For more information, see Street Analysis.