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  • Discover Cube Tutorial ii

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  • Discover Cube Tutorial iii

    Contents

    1 About This Document .............................................................................................................. 1

    2 Introduction to Cube ................................................................................................................. 2

    2.1 The Cube Software Suite .................................................................................................. 3

    2.2 Architecture ...................................................................................................................... 4

    Cube Base ............................................................................................................................... 5

    Cube Voyager .......................................................................................................................... 5

    Cube Cargo ............................................................................................................................. 5

    Cube Analyst & Analyst Drive .................................................................................................. 6

    Cube Land ............................................................................................................................... 6

    2.3 Working Environment ........................................................................................................ 7

    Key Features ........................................................................................................................... 7

    Window Management .............................................................................................................. 8

    Developer and Applier Mode .................................................................................................... 9

    2.4 Integration with ArcGIS ................................................................................................... 11

    2.5 Integration of the Cube Modules ..................................................................................... 12

    3 Getting Started ....................................................................................................................... 13

    3.1 Components Required for This Tutorial........................................................................... 13

    Discover Cube Tutorial .......................................................................................................... 13

    Cube Software ....................................................................................................................... 13

    Cubetown dataset .................................................................................................................. 13

    3.2 Opening the Discover Cube Catalog ............................................................................... 14

    4 Exploring Cube Base and Cube Voyager ............................................................................... 16

    4.1 Maps ............................................................................................................................... 17

    Predefined Output Maps ........................................................................................................ 23

    4.2 Models ............................................................................................................................ 30

    Getting started ....................................................................................................................... 30

    Understanding the model ....................................................................................................... 31

    Running an existing scenario ................................................................................................. 34

    4.3 Highway networks ........................................................................................................... 38

    Improving network quality ...................................................................................................... 38

    Changing the road network .................................................................................................... 41

    4.4 Public transit ................................................................................................................... 47

    4.5 Demographic data .......................................................................................................... 50

    Creating maps from demographic data .................................................................................. 50

  • Discover Cube Tutorial iv

    Running demographic-based scenarios ................................................................................. 53

    5 Exploring Reports .................................................................................................................. 57

    5.1 Working with existing reports .......................................................................................... 58

    Examining reports .................................................................................................................. 59

    Generating reports for new scenarios .................................................................................... 60

    Working with multiple scenarios ............................................................................................. 62

    Single-scenario reports .......................................................................................................... 63

    Multiple-scenario reports ........................................................................................................ 64

    5.2 Editing existing reports .................................................................................................... 66

    General properties ................................................................................................................. 66

    Layout .................................................................................................................................... 69

    Fonts...................................................................................................................................... 70

    Data labels ............................................................................................................................. 71

    Charts .................................................................................................................................... 72

    Multiple scenario comparisons ............................................................................................... 74

    5.3 Generating new reports .................................................................................................. 77

    Creating reports from existing reports .................................................................................... 77

    Creating reports from scratch ................................................................................................. 78

    6 Exploring Cube Cargo ............................................................................................................ 82

    6.1 Cubetown Cargo model .................................................................................................. 83

    6.2 Forecasting demand for proposed rail service ................................................................ 86

    Developing a scenario for proposed rail service ..................................................................... 86

    Evaluating results .................................................................................................................. 88

    Forecasting impact of rail pricing ............................................................................................ 90

    7 Exploring Cube L