PTV Visum - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Where can I find documentation on the Visum COM API?

1) You can find an introduction to scripting with the Visum COM API in
Help -> Introduction to the Visum COM-API^
leading to the file
c:\Program Files\PTV Vision\PTV Visum 17\Doc\Eng\Introduction to the PTV Visum COM-API.pdf

2) All properties and methods are documented in:
Help -> COM help
and leads to the chapters 'Visum COM' and 'Visum - Python'.

3) The folder
%Public%\Documents\PTV Vision\PTV Visum 17\COM\
includes sample scripts.

4) In the path
%ProgramFiles%\PTV Vision\PTV Visum 17\Exe\AddIns
you can find the source code of all AddIns being part of the standard installation. They are often a bit more advanced, but might be of interest when needing a template for an AddIn or if you want to adapt an existing AddIn.

5) Following
you can find two recorded webinars about COM:
- Introduction to Scripting and COM automation in PTV Visum
- Advanced applications of scripting and COM automation in PTV Visum