As Artery is quite complex, it is recommended to start by understanding OMNeT++. A good point to start is the TicToc tutorial. It can be found at https://omnetpp.org/doc/omnetpp/tictoc-tutorial/. This tutorial provides an overview on the basic functionality of OMNeT++. This includes, among others, the NED language and the definition of Networks.
If you already came in touch with OMNeT++ you can try to start the example shipped with Artery. To do so, follow these steps:
builddirectory (which was created while building)
make run_example. This command checks for code changes (like
makeusually does) and then launches OMNeT++ using the
SUMOto open its GUI while simulating, add this line to your
*.traci.launcher.sumo = "sumo-gui"
If you want to investigate the code while your simulation is running, you have to build Artery in debug mode. To do so it's recommended to use
builddirectory of Artery
CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE(usually this entry is at the top first position) press [enter] and type:
Debug. Than again, press [enter].