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1.9. Optimize routes

Pour accéder à la page d’un plan et optimiser vos tournées, cliquez sur le menu « Plans ». Puis dans le menu, sélectionnez le plan souhaité ou créer un plan en cliquant sur « Nouveau » (description dans le chapitre « Créer un plan »).

1.9.1. Apply zoning

Once the plan is selected or created, an interactive map appears with your geocoded destinations. If no zoning is applied (1), your destinations appear as gray dots on the map (2) and “unplanned” in the dashboard on a red background (3) Fig. 1.196.


Fig. 1.196 Plan without zoning.

  1. Select your zoning from the drop-down list (1). The sectors appear on the map (2). Each sector makes it possible to assign points to a vehicle geographically. Fig. 1.197.


Fig. 1.197 Select a zoning.

  1. Apply the selected zoning by clicking the “Apply Zonings” button (1). Your routes will appear on the interactive map in addition to your zoning (2). The points are assigned to routes (3). A plan report is then visible (4). This report shows the total number of stops, distances, durations and carbon emission rates of all the plan routes. These routes are ready to be optimized. Your zoning and routes are saved in your plan. Fig. 1.198.


Fig. 1.198 Applied zoning.

1.9.2. Optimization

Applying zoning means that destinations can be linked automatically by zone, but the route is not optimized. You can reorder your routes manually (see Ordonnancement manuel_) or optimize them automatically (see Optimisation automatique_). Manual scheduling

When you move the mouse over the sequential number of the stop in the list, a “small hand” appears to indicate that the stop is moveable. Click and drop it in the desired order via a “drag-and-drop” Fig. 1.199.


Fig. 1.199 Move a stop on a route. Automatic Optimization

When optimization is launched (of all routes boutonoptimisation or of one route bouton_optimisation_tournées), a window opens. Fig. 1.200


Fig. 1.200 Modal optimization window.

  1. Keep all visits in the same routes: you can choose to keep the same stops in a route. If you choose “no”, the routing engine optimizes all the visit points according to your number of vehicles.


If unplanned visits are not locked lock, the optimization engine inserts the unplanned visits in the best place when optimization is launched, keeping the visits in the same routes.

  1. Put unchecked visits at the end of route: If “no”, the unchecked visits keep their optimal place in the route.

  2. Authorize delay for visit; can be modified on request to support

  3. Router dimension: according to settings defined in the menu Vehicles > VehicleName (“Light Vehicle-shortest”, “Heavy vehicles-Fastest, etc.)

  4. Authorize delay for vehicle : can be modified on request to support

  5. Force start vehicle early: can be modified on request to support

  6. Authorize overload of deliverable unit (here, “m3”) : according to the settings defined in Vehicles > Deliverable units and in each vehicle, Vehicle > VehicleName in the Capacities.


The “Optimization duration” information at the bottom of the modal window shows the minimum and maximum optimization calculation times. Those durations may be changed upon request to Support. Adjusting those durations may allow finer tuning of optimization results or time savings. Those durations are multiplied by the number of vehicles activated. Optimize a route

If you want to optimize only one of your routes, you can click on the button roue_crantee.

For example, if you have 4 routes in your plan, you can optimize the route of your choice. This button is located above each of the routes. The operation is therefore possible for each of them.


Manual scheduling and automatic optimization systematically update the journey time and distances traveled. Modale window during the optimization

Clicking on Optimize opens a new modal window. Fig. 1.201


Fig. 1.201 Modale window during the optimization.

Two progress bars are displayed: 1. Distance calculation 2. Optimization

When the two progress bars are full, a third progress bar is displayed: Refresh the plan.

The optimization duration is stated in the bottom left of the window.

The cancel_optimization_button button can be used to stop any action and close this modal optimization window.

1.9.3. List of icons in the plan and routes box Plan icons

Icons for actions and information on the plan including the routes Fig. 1.202.


Fig. 1.202 Deploy the plan panel.

  • Using the plan “Deploy” button déployer, you can display all the routes of your plan in full screen with the following view Fig. 1.203.


Fig. 1.203 Plan deployed in full screen.

The routes are displayed with greater clarity. If you click on one of the stops, you can open a pop-up summarizing information about the stop (vehicle assigned, name of the point visited, address, time slot, schedule). To return to the standard view of the plan, click on the déployer button.

  • ‘|minifierThis button displays only the interactive map on the screen. To display the plan and the interactive map again you have to click again on the same button Fig. 1.204.’‘


Fig. 1.204 Buttons in the route box.

  • arrêt 1188/1199 stops indicates the number of planned stops out of the total number of stops.

  • |vehicle| Indicates the number of vehicles used out of the total number of vehicles.

  • horloge 36:10 shows the duration of all the routes of the plan.

  • icôneroute Indicates the total distances to be covered on the plan routes.

  • speedometer Indicates the average speed of the whole routes

  • emissioncarbone Indicates the CO2 emissions of the plan routes if CO2 emissions and vehicle consumption have been filled in (see chapter “Vehicle management” in section “Vehicle settings”).

  • deliverable_unit indicates the number of units delivered out of the total vehicle capacities.

  • boutonoptimisation Launches automatic optimization of all the routes or of individual routes in the plan. Optimization can be applied to all stops on the route or only to active stops on the route.

  • visualisation Allows you to view or hide all planned routes and stops.

  • masquer Activates if unplanned routes or stops are hidden on the plan and interactive map.

  • verrouiller Allows you to lock or unlock all plan routes and unplanned stops. If the routes are locked, they will not be affected by any changes. Optimization cannot modify a locked route.

  • The following icon verrouverrouille is activated over unplanned routes or stops that have been locked. It should be noted that locking allows manual movement of a point. (Example: moving a point from one route to another).

  • boutonexport Allows you to export the plan in different formats (see chapter “Export Routes”).

  • insertionmasse Allows bulk assignment of unplanned stops with one click. If those stops are inserted in routes, those routes will no longer be optimized. The mass assignment of unplanned stops is limited to 20 stops. It is nevertheless recommended to use zoning to assign your stops more precisely (see chapter “Zoning Management”).


Unplanned stops are sorted alphabetically and by number. In other words, stop names composed of letters are sorted alphabetically. If stop names are composed of numbers, the number will be taken into account for sorting. Example: “Home 1” will be ranked before “Home 9” Fig. 1.205.


Fig. 1.205 Alphanumeric classification of unplanned stops. Icons of each route

Whole-route actions and information icons Fig. 1.206:


Fig. 1.206 Icons and action button related to the route.

  • The pinceau / pastille icon allows you to customize the color of the route (by default, the color of the route is that of the vehicle).

  • The modifiervéhicule icon displays the “Vehicle Settings” page.

  • The bouton_optimisation_tournées icon allows you to launch automatic optimization on the route of your choice.

  • The calendar_icon / calendar_check_icon icon can be used to set the route date. The route date must be later than the plan date.

  • The visualisation icon makes it possible to hide or display the destination of the route on the map and on the plan.

  • The verrouiller icon allows to lock the route so that the global operations on the plan do not affect this route. For example, optimization will not alter the locked route. Manual modifications continue to be accepted. (E.g. moving stops to the list of unplanned stops or to another route).

  • The boutonexport icon allows you to export the route in different formats (description in the chapter “Export routes”).

  • The horloge 4: 39/8: 00 icon shows the expected duration of the route, compared to the duration of the driver’s activity (also known as the “Vehicle time windows”).

  • The icôneroute icon indicates the distance to be covered on the route. Force the route start time

Optimization calculates the best route possible, minimizing costs. Depending on constraints and requirements, optimization may suggest waiting times, delayed starts etc.


In Global settings, the vehicle start time can be forced. This function implies that the vehicle start time (Time amplitude) is respected. Each route leaves at the vehicle start time. If it is active, a pin icon pin_icon appears to the left of the start time of the route, which appears in a box.

To have a route start at the desired time, the route start time can be forced. Click on the start time and a field will open. The desired time must be entered in the format HH:mm. When it is set, the start time appears in a box and a pin icon pin_icon appears to its left. Fig. 1.207


Fig. 1.207 Force the route start time. Stop icons

Information icons or actions on stops:

  • numéro indicates the position in the route; only the points visited are numbered.

  • activation enables the point to be taken into account or ignored when calculating the route. When the box is unchecked |deactivation|, the point is inactive. These inactive points will be taken into account during optimization depending on the type of optimization chosen.

  • The modifier icon enables you to display the “Edit destination” or “Edit store” page according to the type of point selected.

  • The visualiser icon allows you to zoom in on the selected destination and display it with its information.

  • The glisserdéposer icon allows you to drag-and-drop to change the order of destinations in the routes.

A number of additional features are provided for greater ease of use.

1.9.4. Pick-up and Delivery

On the map, visits which are linked to one another are shown with a link icon link_icon.

Optimization takes any links created into account. It puts visits linked to one another into the same routes.

If a visit is moved manually, the linked visits move with it.

If a delivery visit precedes its pick-up visit, a “Link between visits ignored” message is displayed along with a broken link icon chain_broken_icon.

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