Changing the Sequence of Stops on Planned and Optimized Routes Using the Route Editor on the Route4Me Web Platform

With Route4Me’s proprietary optimization engine, you can create routes with hundreds of thousands of addresses and multiple advanced constraints, such as  PiecesVolumeRevenueWeight, and more. Once you optimize your routes for the most efficient sequence of stops, you still may want to change the sequence position of some route stops to accommodate the particular operational needs of your business or account for emergency situations. Route4Me allows you to dynamically change the sequence position of your route stops and get real-time updated directions for the modified routes.

 

To change the sequence of destinations on a particular route using the Route Editor, first, open this route in the Route Editor from the Routes List or the Routes Map.

Changing the Sequence of Stops on Planned and Optimized Routes Using the Route Editor on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

Changing Sequence Position

To move a particular stop on the opened route to another sequence position, first, right-click on this stop and then select “Move to Sequence No.” from the stop’s menu. After that, choose the new destination sequence number and then click on the “OK” button to apply the changes.

Changing the Sequence of Stops on Planned and Optimized Routes Using the Route Editor on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

Alternatively, you can drag and drop any stop from its current sequence position to the new sequence position on the route. When you change the sequence position of any stop, the route’s directions are dynamically updated to account for the new sequence of destinations. If you re-optimize the route, the original sequence of stops will be restored.

Changing the Sequence of Stops on Planned and Optimized Routes Using the Route Editor on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

Make Origin

To make a particular route stop the Start/Depot stop on the route, first, right-click on this stop and then select “Make Origin” from the stop’s menu. After that, the route’s directions will be dynamically updated to account for the new sequence of destinations.Changing the Sequence of Stops on Planned and Optimized Routes Using the Route Editor on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

When you change the route’s Start stop, the new Start stop is locked, meaning that if you re-optimize the route, the Start stop will remain on its position and the rest of the route’s addresses may be re-sequenced to account for the new Start/Depot stop. To re-optimize the route, go to “Route” and then select “Re-Optimize this Route.” Once the route is re-optimized, the new Start stop will remain on its position and other route destinations will be optimally sequenced based on the route’s optimization settings.

Changing the Sequence of Stops on Planned and Optimized Routes Using the Route Editor on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

Make First

To make a particular route stop the first stop on the route, right-click on this stop and then select “Make First” from the stop’s menu. When you change the sequence position of any stop, the route’s directions are dynamically updated to account for the new sequence of destinations. NOTE: The first stop on the route is the stop that follows the Start/Depot stop.

Changing the Sequence of Stops on Planned and Optimized Routes Using the Route Editor on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

Make Last

To make a particular route stop the last stop on the route, first, right-click on this stop and then select “Make Last” from the stop’s menu. When you change the sequence position of any stop, the route’s directions are dynamically updated to account for the new sequence of destinations.

Changing the Sequence of Stops on Planned and Optimized Routes Using the Route Editor on the Route4Me Web Platform

 

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