From 30.000 feet
netedit is a graphical network editor for SUMO.
- Purpose: create and modify SUMO networks
- System: portable (Linux/Windows is tested); opens a window
- Input (optional): road network definitions to import
- Output: A generated SUMO-road network; optionally also other outputs
- Programming Language: c++
netedit is a visual network editor. It can be used to create networks from scratch and to modify all aspects of existing networks. With a powerful selection and highlighting interface it can also be used to debug network attributes. netedit is built on top of netconvert. As a general rule of thumb, anything netconvert can do, netedit can do as well. netedit has unlimited undo/redo capabilities and thus allows editing mistakes to be quickly corrected. Editing commands are generally issued with a left-click (according to the current edit mode). The user interface closely follows that of sumo-gui. Additional keyboard hotkeys are documented in the Help menu.
netedit is a GUI-Application and inputs are chosen via menus. The following input formats are supported:
- SUMO-net files
- netconvert-configuration files
- SUMO-net files
- plain-xml files
||Ctrl + N
||Create a new network
||Ctrl + O
||Open an existing network
||Ctrl + T
||Open an existing SUMO configuration
|Import foreign network
||Ctrl + F
||Import a foreign network
||Ctrl + R
||Ctrl + S
|Save network as
||Ctrl + Shift + S
||Save network in another file
|Save plain XML
||Ctrl + L
||Save network as plain XML
|Save joined junctions
||Ctrl + J
||Save joined junctions of network
|Load additionals and shapes
||Ctrl + A
||Load a file with additionals
|Save additionals and shapes
||Ctrl + Shift + A
||Save additionals in a file
|Load demand elements
||Ctrl + D
||Load a file with shapes
|Save demand elements
||Ctrl + Shift + D
||Save demand elements in a file
|Load TLS Programs
||Ctrl + K
||Load a file with shapes
|Save TLS Programs
||Ctrl + Shift + K
||Save Point Of Interest in a file
||Ctrl + W
||Ctrl + Z
||Undo the last change
||Ctrl + Y
||Redo the last change
||Change to supermode Network (default )
||Change to supermode Demand (implies recomputing)
||Change to supermode Data (implies recomputing)
|Common modes shortcuts
||Change to mode "Delete"
||Change to mode "Inspect"
||Change to mode "Select"
||Change to mode "Move"
|Network mode shortcuts
||Change to mode "Create Edge"
||Change to mode "Connection"
||Change to mode "Prohibition"
||Change to mode "Traffic light"
||Change to mode "Additional"
||Change to mode "Crossing"
||Change to mode "POI-Poly"
|Demand mode shortcuts
||Change to mode "Create Routes"
||Change to mode "Create Vehicles"
|Create Vehicle Type
||Change to mode "Create Vehicle Type"
||Change to mode "Create Stops"
|Create person types
||Change to mode "Create Person Types"
||Change to mode "Create Persons"
|Create person plans
||Change to mode "Create Person Plans"
|Data mode shortcuts
||Change to mode "Create Edge Datas"
|Edge relation data
||Change to mode "Create Edge Relation datas"
||Compute junctions of the network
||Clean junctions of the network
|Join selected Junctions
||Join selected junctions of the network
||Open options dialog
||Shift + j
||Open dialog to locate junctions
||Shift + e
||Open dialog to locate edges
||Shift + t
||Open dialog to locate Traffic Lights
||Open the online documentation in the web browser
||Open the about dialog
|Text edition shortcuts
||Ctrl + X
||Cut selected text of a text field
||Ctrl + C
||Copy selected text of a text field
||Ctrl + V
||Paste previously cut/copied text in a text field
|Select all text
||Ctrl + A
||Select all text in a text field
In addition to these hotkeys, all hotkeys for moving and zooming in
sumo-gui are supported.
- <Button-Left>: Execute mode specific action
- <Button-Right>: Open context-menu
- <Button-Right-Drag>: Change zoom
- <Button-Left-Drag>: Move the view around (panning)
- in 'Move'-mode pointing at an edge: move or create geometry points
- in 'Move'-mode pointing at a junction: move the junction
- in 'Move'-mode pointing at a selected object: move all selected junctions and edges including geometry. If both junctions of an edge are selected, move the whole geometry. Otherwise, move only the geometry near the cursor
- in 'Create Edge'-mode: clear the currently selected source junction
- in 'Select'-mode: clear the current selection; cancel rectangle selection
- in 'Connect'-mode: deselect current lane and cancel all changes
- in 'Traffic Light'-mode: revert changes to current traffic light
- when editing a junction shape: abort editing the current junction shape
- <DELETE>: delete all currently selected items
- in 'Select'-mode: hold <SHIFT> and drag the mouse for rectangle selection
- in 'Select'-mode: <SHIFT>-left-click selects lanes instead of edges
- in 'Inspect'-mode: <SHIFT>-left-click inspects lanes instead of edges
- in 'Delete'-mode: <SHIFT>-left-click deletes lanes instead of edges
- in 'Create Edge'-mode, allow moving the view without defining junctions
- in 'Create Additional'-mode, allow moving the view without adding additionals
- in 'POI-Poly'-mode, allow moving the view without adding POIs
- in 'Inspect'-mode: confirm attribute changes
- in 'Connect'-mode: deselect current lane and save all changes
- in 'Traffic Light'-mode: save changes to current traffic light
- in 'TAZ'-mode: save changes to current traffic light
- when editing a junction shape: save the current junction shape
- Compute Junctions (F5): recomputes the geometry and logic of all junctions. This is triggered automatically when entering modes which require this information (Connect, Traffic Lights).
- Clean Junctions (F6): removes all junctions that do not have any adjacent edges (These junctions are not included when saving the network. They are kept in the editor until cleaned for potential reuse).
- Join Selected Junctions (F7): joins the selected junctions into a single junction (See joining junctions).
- Options (F10): inspect and set all options. These are the same options that netconvert accepts on the commandline or in a configuration.
Most of the visualization options that are available in sumo-gui can also be set in netedit. This includes the facilities for loading
background images. It is also possible to load POIs and Polygons using the menu File->Load Shapes.
When activating the background grid via the visualization settings dialog or via the show grid option in Create Edge Mode, all clicks that create or move objects will snap to the nearest grid point. The resolution of the grid can be
customized in the Background-Tab of the visualization settings dialog. By using hotkey Ctrl-PageUp the grid spacing is doubled and with Ctrl-PageDown the grid size is reduce by a factor of 2.
The main network elements that are used to represent a road network in SUMO are edges, lanes, junctions, connections, traffic
lights. Additional infrastructure elements such as bus stops, detectors and variable speed signs are kept in separate files and
loaded at the start of the simulation. In SUMO the terms node and junction and intersection are used interchangeably (in netedit the term junction is used throughout).
- Support for editing features already supported by
Currently, you may either switching on --opposites.guess via the F10-menu or set lane attribute 'oppositeID'.