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Free academic licenses are available. Prices for CUBE start from 8511 EUR for a subscription

Application time

2 weeks to 6 months depending on size of network, calibration requirements, data availability

Assistance required

Training is recommended but not vital. Online live, online pre-recorded and onsite training is available. Demo model is free to download.

Assistance data

Varies according to modelling type: strategic, dynamic assignment, micro-simulation, land use, freight etc.

Tool type

Option generator Software

Application area

  • Appraisal and assessment

Target Audience

  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions


CUBE is a flexible and efficient modelling software to analyse the effects of new projects and policies on a city’s transportation network, land-use, and its population. CUBE is a desktop interface to link between the model, the data, and Geographic Information System (GIS) in a single click, making the development and application of your models easy to use. Benefits include:

•    Easily visualize, test and compare multiple scenarios in one application
•    Advise on the suitability of planning and design decisions to support business cases
•    Uncover hidden consequences before going ahead with investment decisions
•    Use simple flow charts to group processes and quickly complete tasks
•    Access to libraries of functions to save time when developing models
•    Flexible integration with third party tools, including Python
•    One interface for land use and transport to support seamless communication and data sharing
•    Reduce rework, opportunity for errors, and streamline processes with powerful spatial technology

Good Example

CUBE is being used in many cities around the world, especially in Europe. The most recent publicly advertised application comes from Transport for London (TfL) and their cycling tool CYNEMON built using CUBE Voyager. Using observed data and a calibration process to reflect actual route choice decisions, TfL are able to identify areas that are most likely to see more cycling and incorporate it into their planning decisions.


Marios Ntaflos, Bentley Systems

Marios.Ntaflos [at]

+44 7443317054

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