people in buildings

Commuter can model the space inside buildings and how that space is used by people. Commuter can illustrate and measure the flows of people through the building, over any number of floors and levels.

The Commuter walking network is 3-dimensional; stairs, ramps and escalators provide means of moving between levels. If required, accessibility restrictions may be applied, allowing each class of users (disabled, shoppers with trolleys) to use an appropriate route.

Lifts may be added to model vertical movement between floors. Parameters can be set to vary lift capacity and speed.

Gates may be added to control the flow of people through a building. Each gate has a time delay chosen from a user-defined distribution.This kind of delay allows modelling of check-in, passport or customs control at an airport.


Pathways can be reserved for certain user types, or marked as accessible or inaccessible for each user group, taking into account ramp gradients, steps and uneven surfaces. This allows modelling of access for the disabled, elderly, parent and child, and other user groups with particular needs.

Commuter has been acquired by Autodesk Inc.