Re-Optimizing Planned Routes With and Without Visited Stops 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 Pieces, Volume, Revenue, Weight, and more. After planning your routes, you can also make dynamic changes to them. Thus, whenever you modify a particular optimized route (i.e., add, delete, move stops, etc.), Route4Me makes dynamic updates to this route that account for the applied changes in real-time and provide the updated route direction without changing the route’s sequence of stops. In addition to making dynamic updates after modifying routes, you can also re-optimize your routes to get the most efficient stop sequences based on the applied changes.
To re-optimize a particular route in the Route Editor, first, open this route in the Route Editor from the Routes List of the Routes Map.
To apply new settings to the route and then re-optimize this route, first, go to “File” and then select “Route Settings.”
Next, you can adjust the following settings that can influence the route’s optimization:
- – Optimization tab: Allows to change the route’s optimization settings (learn more);
- – Directions tab: Allows to change the route’s directions settings (learn more);
- – Turn Restrictions tab: Allows to change the route’s turn avoidance settings (learn more).
Alternatively, you may want to re-optimize the route and get a more efficient sequence of stops after inserting new stops into the route, deleting stops from the route, changing the sequence of stops on the route, and more.
To re-optimize the route with an altered sequence or number of stops, first, go to “Route” and then select “Re-Optimize this Route.”
Once re-optimized, Route4Me computes the most optimal sequence of stops for the route accounting for all deleted, inserted, or moved stops, as well as all other modified parameters and settings.
If you insert new stops, delete stops, or move stops on the route that has already visited destinations, you still can re-optimize this route and get the most optimal sequence of destinations accounting for all modifications.
To re-optimize the route with already visited stops, first, go to “Route” → Select “Re-Optimize this Route” → Click “Continue” when prompted.
Once re-optimized, Route4Me computes the most optimal sequence of stops for the route accounting for all deleted, inserted, or moved stops, as well as all other modified parameters and settings. NOTE: When re-optimizing the route with visited stops, the stops that have already been visited may be placed after not visited stops.