Application window Rolling Stock

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Application window Rolling Stock
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Therefore the content is possibly outdated.
The current version is 1.1.

Application window 'Rolling Stock... '



If a railML-file containing rolling stock data is opened, the menu item 'Rolling Stock…' will be activated in the control window. By pressing the button 'Rolling Stock…' the corresponding dialogue in the control window as well as the equivalent empty application window will open (see paragraph Menu bar item 'Rolling Stock...'). railML considers all locomotives, waggons, whole trains, etc. as vehicle. Therefore railVIVID shows all vehicles independent of their typ in the same view.


Rufzeichen.png Warning: As long as no vehicle-elements exist, this view will stay empty.


The rolling stock view is separated into two parts:


  • The left part shows the textual description of the selected vehicle.
  • The right part shows the diagram to the selected vehicle.


Rolling stock view with railML data example

See chapter Menu bar item 'Rolling Stock...' for detailed descriptions about how to select data.


Describing vehicle view


The describing view shows specific parameters of the selected vehicle. The title shows:


  • the train identification in reference to:
1. vehicle/@name-attribute
2. otherwise vehicle/@code-attribute
3. otherwise vehicle/@description-attribute


Vehicle characteristic


Different parameters of the vehicle are shown in the table if available in the railML file:


Length      in reference to vehicle/@length-attribute, in meters
Brutto weight      in reference to vehicle/@bruttoWeight-attribute, in tonnes
Tare weight      in reference to vehicle/@tareWeight-attribute, in tonnes
Number of axes      in reference to @numberDrivenAxles- and @numberNonDrivenAxles-attributes
Maximum deceleration      in reference to vehicleBrake/@maxDeceleration-attribute, in meters per square second
Manufacturer data      Name of manufacturer in reference to @manufacturerName and its type description in reference to @manufacturerType'
Operator data      List with names of operators in reference to @operatorName and their type description in reference to @operatorClass
Matrix of load limit      List of load limits in tonnes (lineClassification/@payLoad) for vehicles according to a specific line class (lineClassification/@name) in a specific network (railNetwork/@name)
Passenger usage      List of vehicle features in passenger transport in reference to places/@category and corresponding numbers in reference to places/@count


General information


Birne.png Tip: If long textual description are not fully visible (...), use the horizontal middle bar between the two views to enlarge or decrease the view.



Export of the describing rolling stock view


With the help of a right-hand click in the window (not in the table head), it is possible to export the displayed view to other programmes. The following functions are offered for this:


  • copy to clipboard
  • save as PNG...
  • save as PDF...
  • print...


A pop-up window will appear after selecting an option. This allows entering the scaling factor (see paragraph 'Export of topographic / topologic view'). This factor affects the image resolution indirectly. Please be aware that high factors result in large files, which can lead to a problem when saving.


Vehicle diagram


The diagram view shows specific vehicle features.


Rufzeichen.png Warning: As long as no valueTable-elements exist, this view will stay empty.


The following diagrams are shown:


Traction-velocity diagram      in reference to propulsion/tractiveEffort-element
Brake force diagram      in reference to propulsion/brakeEffort-element
Mechanic brake force diagram      in reference to vehicleBrakes/mechanicalBrakeEffort-element


Diagram axis and legend


The horizontal axis shows the following information:


  • Axis name in reference to valueTable/@xValueName-attribute
  • Unit of axis in reference to valueTable/@xValueUnit-attribute

The vertical axis shows the following information:


  • Axis name in reference to valueTable/@yValueName-attribute
  • Unit of the axis in reference to valueTable/@yValueUnit-attribute

Both axis are scaled automatically, starting with zero and finishing with the maximum value. The values are displayed as natural numbers. A legend will be added, if data in valueTable/@zValueName is available.

Value of the lines


Each diagram contains at least one line if the corresponding data is available in the railML file. The line is created as linear connection of the given bases in reference to:


  • valueLine/@xValue and
  • values/@yValue

In the case of various y-values for specified x-values, several lines will be created. The following railML data should be available:


  • valueTable/zValueName as type for categorising each line
  • for each line a columnHeader/@zValue for the definition of the category
  • for each line a values/@yValue corresponding to valueLine/@xValue


General information


Birne.png Tip: If parts of the graph should not visible use the scroll bar at the bottom and at the right hand side of the window to reach the desired parts.

Alternatively also the mouse wheel can be used to move the view. A double click resets the view to the original scaling and section.



Export of vehicle diagram


With the help of a right-hand click in the window (not in the table head), it is possible to export the displayed view to other programmes. The following functions are offered for this:


  • copy to Clipboard
  • save as PNG...
  • save as PDF...
  • print...


A pop-up window will appear after selecting an option. This allows entering the scaling factor (see paragraph 'Export of topographic / topologic view'). This factor affects the image resolution indirectly. Please be aware that high factors result in large files, which can lead to a problem when saving.