Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

Route4Me’s powerful routing engine evaluates billions of scenarios in order to show you the most efficient way to plan your routes. However, you can also disable the optimization at any time and plan your routes in any way you prefer. When the optimization is disabled, Route4Me’s optimization engine does not sort the imported addresses by any parameters but plans your routes with the exact same stop sequences as in the route spreadsheets that you upload into the system.

 

To plan routes without optimization, first, go to “Plan New Route” from the navigation menu.

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

Next, select one of the preferred route data import methods (Interactive Map EditorCopy-and-PasteUpload a FileImport Data, or Upload Scan(s)).

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

After that, adjust the following route optimization settings:

  1. Go to the “Optimization” tab;
  2. Select the “Disable Optimization” option;
  3. Choose where to end the route after the last stop is visited and serviced:
    • – End route at any address: When the optimization is disabled, the route ends at the stop that matches the last stop in the uploaded route file/spreadsheet;
    • – End route at Departure address (Roundtrip): The route ends at the same stop/address where it starts;
    • – End route at last address: When the optimization is disabled, the route ends at the stop that matches the last stop in the uploaded route file/spreadsheet.

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

After that, specify the rest of the route parameters to your preference and then click on the “Create Route and Proceed to Add Addresses” button.

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

Next, import the route addresses using one of the previously selected methods. When importing a spreadsheet with route data, for it to be successfully processed, the spreadsheet must contain a header row and data rows. The header defines the type of information you are importing, while the corresponding data rows contain the actual information/values that you import into the system. Besides the obligatory “Address” column, you can also include other data columns.

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

To learn more about Route4Me’s spreadsheet requirements, visit this page.

 

Once you uploaded the spreadsheet, Route4Me processes the imported data and displays it in the corresponding window. For the system to process the data automatically, select the “Auto (attempt detection)” option respectively. Alternatively, you can manually match column titles to the data contained in the corresponding columns. To proceed, click on the “Continue to Review” button.

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

In the “Verify Addresses on Map” window, you can view all imported and processed addresses on the map, as well as check their geocoding statuses. Green colored dots indicate that the corresponding addresses were successfully geocoded with “High Confidence.” Addresses that have yellow colored dots next to them should be reviewed and fixed accordingly.

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

Once the route is planned, it is opened in the Route Editor where you can modify it, as well as added to the Routes List with all your routes. Routes with disabled optimization have the exact same stop sequences as in the imported route spreadsheets that were used for planning them.

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

If you want to optimize the route with disabled optimization, first, go to “Edit” in the top left corner of the screen and then select “Route Settings.”

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

In the route’s settings:

  1. Go to the “Optimization” tab;
  2. Select the “Single Driver Route” optimization type;
  3. Choose where to end the route after the last stop is visited and serviced:
    • – End route at any address: The system automatically chooses the most efficient and optimal stop for ending the route;
    • – End route at Departure address (Roundtrip): The route ends at the same stop/address where it starts;
    • – End route at last address: The route ends at the stop that matches the last stop in the uploaded route file/spreadsheet.

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

After that, you need to re-optimize the route to apply the changes. To do so, first, go to “Route” and then select “Re-optimize this route” from the list.

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

Once the route is optimized, the addresses from the imported route file will be placed in the most optimal and efficient sequence.

Disabling Optimization (Disable Optimization)

 

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