I set up a route and mistakenly set a via a few feet beyond an intersection where I wanted to turn.
For the remainder of the route the GPS kept prompting me to make a "U" turn in order to get back to that via.
Is there a way to easily cancel that via and continue on the route? I'm using a 3597.
Yes. Go to Apps > Trip Planner > select active route > select the via from the list and delete.
More steps than just stopping the route and starting it over again, assuming you have only one via point.
Keep forgetting one can remove the via point in the Trip Planner, when I'm in a hurry I just stop the via point and start the router from scratch. LOL
I set up routes frequently and of course use VIA points along the way. But on occasion when I ignore one and decide to go a different way the voice just comes on a couple of times telling me "Regurgitating" and then I just keep going.
On the 3597 (and other models) you can change your VIA points into Shaping Points. A shaping point will let you miss a point in your route without attempting to recalculate you back to it. The 3597 seems to really like to hold on to the missed viapoint until all possible alternatives have been exhausted so you may find it easier to change vias to shaping points before you even begin your trip.
Apps > Trip Planner > select the route > select the via from the list and press the flag to the left of the entry. Follow on screen instructions and the point will be changed to a shaping point.
It also seems to refuse to let go of the original route when you decide to take a detour or take a turn to go another way.
Thats an excellent suggestion & exactly what I would do.
OK, I see how to change from a via to a shaping point from the 3597. Is there a way to turn all vias into shaping points from within Basecamp?
The recent problem I experience was that I was in heavy city traffic with no place to stop to delete said via. At every block the nagging instruction was to turn, circle around and catch that missed via. I was hoping for a quick and easy solution that can actually be implemented while driving in heavy traffic.
My lesson here is to be more careful with establishing vias and to review their placement at a close scale.
Thanks for the multiple responses.
Select all the points you wish to change in Route properties, then right click them and select Do not alert. That's on the Windows version, no idea if on a mac but should be similar.
One disadvantage I find using shaping points, they cannot be used for example at locations you set for overnight stops with a set time i.e hours or arrival and departure times.
... why would you ever use a shaping point where you intended to stop?
The closest McD's from my house occupies the entire (small) block and is a common via point I'll use on my way elsewhere. While it seems like HERE might be occasionally re-tweaking their maps to define its true geo-location, about half the time it seems even the Drive-Up Windows are still not close enough to "qualify" and my 3597 keeps directing me to circle back as I pull away.
Thanks to alandb, I now have a better way to handle that.
When establishing a route I always change vias to "Do not notify", yet the 3597 persists in getting back to that missed via. I don't think that happened with the 3590.
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