Optimization results

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> The list of routes or Gantt chart

> Details about the selection


Basic principles

Once the route optimization process has concluded and the optimization indicators screen has displayed, you will be able to exploit the results of the optimized route plan. 

 This page does not display in the evaluation version. To access the full version of TourSolver, follow the page and form requesting access to the full version that displays at the end of the optimization. 

The optimization results page is in four parts: 

Utilisation

Reorganising the interface

All 4 sections of the page can be re-sized as required. To do this, place the cursor at any of the borders of the sections and drag-and-drop to the desired size (or, on a tablet, touch and drag).

You can also reposition the different windows on the page in any configuration. Click on the button  at the top right of the screen to enable/disable the options for remodelling the interface.

Six buttons display beside this first button:

  • to return to the previous interface configuration;
  • to return to the original interface configuration;
  • greys out the routes window where this has been deleted temporarily from the interface;
  • greys out the details window where this has been deleted temporarily from the interface;
  • greys out the map display window where this has been deleted temporarily from the interface;
  • greys out the visits window where this has been deleted temporarily from the interface.


In addition, above each window, a toolbar is displayed made up of four buttons:

  • hides the window, folding it back to one side of the screen. The liberated space is then automatically filled by the other windows. Glide over the collapsed window and click on it to make it reappear;
  • enlarges the window into full screen mode. The 3 other windows are then accessible via the corresponding buttons shown above;
  • reduces the window (it no longer appears in the results interface). It is then accessible via the relevant button shown above;
  • moves the window into a new browser window, in full screen mode.

Navigation bar and tools

Tools

The left-hand part of the navigation bar shows the tools for overall management of the simulation:

  • to save any modifications made;
  • to cancel or reinstate a modification;
  • to access the export menu (see below);
  • to edit simulation information (direct editing of the title, or click on the pencil icon to open the full editing window);
  • to access the list of the latest simulations.


The export menu

Clicking on the export button , you will access the export menu containing various options for exporting routes that have been assigned and selected beforehand.
For more detail on the export of routes, click here.

The Visits list

This list interacts with the filter field that appears above it. It lists information items selected from those available for each visit.

To select the information items to display, open the visits menu by clicking on Visits and then selecting Customize the list.

A window opens enabling selection of the fields to display and their display order in the table.

To display/hide a field, select it in the list and place it in the desired column using the left or right horizontal arrows.


To change the order of fields in the table, select the field to move in the list of Displayed fields and move it using the vertical up and down arrows.


You can also configure the indicators at the foot of the page that will display statistical information about selected visits.

For example: display the maximum of the Quantité data item among all selected visits.

Selecting visits

To select visits: use the check-boxes located at the start of each visit line. Use the one next to the header line to select/deselect all visits.

Filtering and sorting visits

To sort the visits list, click on the header for the field you would like to use as the sort object. Click again to reverse the sort order (increasing/decreasing).

The filter field enables assisted creation of filters, using the following schematic:

  1. an indicator (name, date, etc);
  2. a condition (contains, starts with, etc.);
  3. a free field to fill (the name, the date sought…).


A filter can be made up of several sub-filters created according to the schematic shown above, which is completed with the AND logical operator (the conditions must all be verified).

Click on the button located at the extreme right of the filter bar to access saved filters or to save the current filter.

When you click on Coloring in the Visits menu, you will access a menu allowing you to create a colour filter.

Coloured filters can be created on the various indicators in a separate window.

The check-box located beside each filter serves to enable or disable the filter.

The main field serves for assisted creation of filters, using the following scheme:

  1. an indicator (name, date, etc);
  2. a condition (contains, starts by, etc.);
  3. a free field to fill (the name, or date sought…).


A filter line can be made up of several filters of this type, which is completed by the AND logic function (conditions must all be verified).

 

The filter colour is chosen in the colour palette display, as shown below.

The symbol serves to delete a line in the filter.

Optimizing visits

Having first selected a series of visits in the list, click on to optimize them. This function is also accessed via the Visits drop-down menu.

Changing visits

Apply the following selection or manual change actions to the visits list:

  • select an item in the list to display the associated information in the other windows;
  • unassign visits, from the Visits contextual menu;
  • order a route based on the visits selected, via the contextual menu in the Visits column;
  • add a visit or a file of visits, via the Visits contextual menu;
  • change a visit, via the Visits contextual menu;
  • delete visits, via the Visits contextual menu.


  Consult the dedicated article to find out about the full set of manual editing functions available for the route plan.

The map

Content and interactions

The map also interacts by highlighting visits selected manually or as a result of a filter applied on certain criteria.

The map displays the following information for routes with enabled visibility:

  • the departure point;
  • route stops numbered in their optimized sequence;
  • the arrival point;
  • the journey trace between these points.

The colour of routes in the map can be edited from the list of routes.

Unassigned visits display in the map in the form of grey, numbered map pins.

Interaction modes

These two buttons at the top left of the map allow you to select one of two modes for interacting with the map: moving the map or selection .

  1. the hand mode lets you move the map to adjust your map position;
  2. the selection mode lets you select the available mapped information layers.

Possible actions

The following actions can be applied using tools located at the corners of the map:

  • NAVIGATION
    • zoom-in/"zoom-out" using the mouse wheel, or spreading or pinching with fingers, or via the scale display control at the top right of the map;
    • move in the map using drag-and-drop with the mouse, or drag with a finger when in map moving mode;
    • recenter on a location with a double-click or double-tap.
  • SELECTION AND ASSIGNMENT
    • Select one or several visits:
      • By clicking on the visit icon in the map;
      • With successive clicks while holding down SHIFT or CTRL on the keyboard;
      • By dragging and dropping with the mouse in the map, to select a group of visits when in selection mode.

    • Assign the selected unplanned visit(s), or reassign one or several visits from one route to another by dragging and dropping on a visit or on a neighbouring route:
      • Dropping is possible on a visit in a route;
      • Dropping is possible on a route plot.

 In the event that the drop is made at a location traversed by several routes, no reassignment will be applied.

Following a forced reassignment through selecting and then dragging and dropping visits, itineraries of affected routes are recalculated and alerts posted in the case of non-respect of any relevant time or capacity constraints.

> Find out more about modifying a route plan manually.

  • ACCESS TO DATA
    • Display visit data for a visit that is assigned or not by clicking on it, and synchronize with the List, Planning and Information views.
  • HANDLING LAYERS
    • Manage display and selection of layers for:
      • the sectorization applied;
      • visit points;
      • route itineraries;
      • unassigned routes;

      • the other map display layers (map, satellite, transport networks, road traffic).

Display of sectors without tours

Display of tours without sectors


  • SEARCH
The Search button at the top right of the map allows you to search for a place directly (a town, a street, a monument), and recentres the map on the searched item.


The list of routes or Gantt chart

Display mode

You can alternate between two display modes:

  • route listing
  • Gantt chart

 To switch between modes, use the two buttons at the top left of the window.

Information display

This list interacts with the filtering field that appears above. It lists the information associated with each of the visits that have been selected, from the series of information items available.

To select which information items display, open the route menu by clicking on Tours and then select Customize the list.

A window allows you to choose the fields to display and their display order in the table.

To display/hide a field, select it in the list and place it in the desired column using the left or right horizontal arrows.


To change the order of fields in the table, select the field to move in the list of Displayed fields and move it using the vertical up and down arrows.


You can also configure the fields to display in the detail of the stops of each route (accessible when you click on the arrow at the start of each route line in the list).

You can also configure indicators at the foot of the page which will display statistical information about the selected routes.

For example: display the maximum of the Total distance data item among all selected routes.

Route selection

To select a route or a series of routes, use the check-boxes located at the start of each route line. Use that of the header line to select/deselect all of the routes.

Filtering and sorting routes

To sort the list of routes, click on the header of the field that you would like to use as a sort object. Click again to reverse the order (increasing/decreasing) of the sort.

The filtering field enables assisted creation of filters, using the following scheme:

  1. an indicator (name, date, etc);
  2. a condition (contains, starts by, etc.);
  3. a free field to fill (the name, or date sought…).

A filter can be made up of several sub-filters created according to the above scheme, which is completed by the AND logic function (conditions must all be verified).

Click on the button located at the far right of the filter bar to access saved filters, or to save the current filter.

When you click on Coloring in the Tours menu a menu opens so you can create colour filters.

Coloured filters can be created on the various indicators in a separate window.

The check-box located beside each filter serves to enable or disable the filter.

The main field serves for assisted creation of filters, using the following scheme:

  1. an indicator (name, date, etc);
  2. a condition (contains, starts by, etc.);
  3. a free field to fill (the name, or date sought…).

A filter line can be made up of several filters of this type, which is completed by the AND logic function (conditions must all be verified).

The filter colour is chosen in the colour palette display, as shown below.

The symbol serves to delete a line in the filter.

Actions on routes

From the list

The following actions to select or edit the route list manually can be applied as required:

  • select an item in the list to display its associated information in the other windows;
  • lock or unlock visits, from the Tours contextual menu;
  • assign or unassign visits, from the Tours contextual menu;
  • re-order routes, via the contextual menu in the Tours column to re-optimize the internal arrangement of the selected routes;
  • delete routes, via the Tours contextual menu.

Consult the dedicated article to find out about all possible manual edit functions in the route plan.

From the Gantt chart
  • navigate in the planning using the vertical and horizontal scroll bars when necessary;
  • select an item by clicking or tapping on it so it highlights in the list, zoom-in on it in the map and display any associated information. The selected visit displays in blue;
  • move a step horizontally in the list;
  • move a step vertically and reassign it to another route.

Consult the dedicated article to find out about all possible manual edit functions in the route plan.

From the list or Gantt chart

In the routes window, the colours of each route can be edited, and the route made invisible or visible on the map, and routes can be locked to prevent any further modifications being made.

The details window on the selection

The lower right-hand part of the page shows information linked to the current selection in the list of planning. It displays data according to the following case scenarios:

  • If there is currently no selection, for example on loading the page, this section displays a summary of all routes. It presents the sum of distances, visits, total journey durations for all routes for the period;
  • In the case of a filter operation on all routes for one resource, this section displays a summary of all routes for the resource for the optimized period. It presents the sum of distances, visits, total route and journey durations for the routes for the period;
  • In the case of a filter operation on all routes for one day, this section displays a summary of all routes for this day for all requested resources. It shows the sum of distances, visits, total route and journey durations for the routes for this day;
  • In the case of a filter operation on all routes for a resource, this section displays a summary of all routes for the optimized period, as well as all the data for the resource at the time the optimization was run. It shows the sum of distances, visits, total route and journey durations for the routes for the period;
  • In the case of the selection of a visit in the list or the planning, this section displays data for this visit: customer information, visit constraints an d any other imported data;
  • In the case of violation of at least one time or volume/capacity constraint, following a manual moving of a visit from the list or the planning, an alert displays in red at the bottom of the section and specifies the nature of the violation.

Happy TourSolving!


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