Network settings

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After reading this page:

  • you've learned what network settings exist.
  • you've learned how network settings can be changed.

Available network settings

Networks in the Tygron Platform can be configured to behave as desired. The settings are divided into general settings, which apply to all network types, and specific settings, which can differ per specific network type.

General settings

The general settings for networks are the same for all network types. These create consistent behavior across all networks present in a project.

Default Connected Load Fraction

When net loads in a cluster are set to be connected (their timestate is READY), the connected load fraction allows for only a provided fraction of the demand represented by those loads to be counted. For example: when the total demand would be 400 of the resource, and the connected load fraction is 0.8, the demand of the cluster would be 320. When a connected fraction is not set for a cluster specifically, the general setting is used.

Require approval Network Constructor

When using the built-in functionality for requesting, approving, and canceling connections, this setting indicates whether the owner of a net load can opt to create connections unilaterally, or whether they require permission from the net owner. This setting allows a network owner to maintain some control over what net loads are or aren't connected to the network, so that the resulting network is a viable configuration.

Directly accept first connection request

When using the built-in functionality for requesting, approving, and canceling connections, and the "Require approval Network Constructor" setting is active, this setting will allow the owner of a net load to connect each net load to the network once without waiting for approval from the net owner. The principle behind this is that the owners of net loads can actively participate in configuring the network. Only either the net owner or the owner of the net load then refuses or retracts this suggestion, a proper permission sequence should be traversed.

Show Cluster Models

This is a graphical configuration, of whether the clusters should be marked in the 3D world with specific cluster icons. These cluster icons cannot be selected, and are colored the same as the stakeholder who owns the cluster.

Show Load to Node Lines

This is a graphical configuration, of whether an additional line should be drawn between net loads and the net nodes they belong to. This can be illustrative when the network ends at the wall of a construction, but the physical location of the connecting installation is located elsewhere (e.g. centered in the construction). When this setting is active, an orange line will indicate what net node and net load belong together.

Calculation Model

This configuration determines how the Tygron Platform automatically calculates the flow of resources through the network. The following settings are available:

  • NONE: The flow of resources in the network is not calculated automatically. You can still adjust the flow of resources through the network manually.
  • TQL: The flow of resources is calculated automatically, based on the amount of resources consumed by net loads in timestate "READY". This requires the network to conform to a tree graph.

Settings per network type

The settings per network type can differ between network types. This allows for the underlying data and relevance for each network type to differ.


Whether the network is active or not. This controls which network should be checked for validity when using the tools provided for checking validity.

Net Owner

The owner of the network. In the default panels which can be created for networks, this stakeholder will have to give approval for connections. Although technically it is not required to use this setting, this does allow for a centralized definition of the stakeholder responsible for the overal creation or management of the network.

Transport Attribute Name

The name of the attribute which indicates in net lines and net loads the amount of resource. In net lines in particular, when a net line has a non-zero value for this attribute, the net line is visualized.

Editing Network Settings

It is possible to edit all the settings listed above in a central location.

Editing general network settings

The right panel for general network settings for all networks.
Editor → Current Situation (Ribbon tab) → Networks (Ribbon bar) → General Settings

Default Connected Load Fraction

The default amount of loads per cluster which are connected or disconnected when connecting a cluster.

Require approval Network Constructor

Whether the owner of the network has to approve the action of connecting a cluster.

Directly accept first connection request

Whether the first act of connecting a cluster can be done without approval.

Show Cluster Models

Whether clusters should be made visible in the 3D world.

Show Load To Node Lines

Whether there should be indicative lines showing which loads are related to which nodes.

Calculation Model

How the flow of resources is calculated.

Editing network-specific settings

The right panel for settings specific per network.
Editor → Current Situation (Ribbon tab) → Networks (Ribbon bar) → Any specific network type


Whether this network should be considered as a relevant network by the validation tools.

Net Owner

Which stakeholder owns the network.

Transport Attribute Name

The name of the attribute indicating the resource in all components of the network.

Root, Loads, and Lines with Attribute

The amount of components which are currently an active part of the network, over the amount of components available in total for the network.