Optimize Route

 

I have never had a need to use Optimize Route, in Trip Planner, on my NUVI2555, until today.

I set up a route and it was routing rather in a rather circuitous way.

I checked all my waypoints and they seemed fine and in desperation, I hit Optimize.

Unless I missed something, it didn't seem to sort my waypoints. I created a duplicate plan using the same waypoint order, in the original file after the first plan was optimized.

I ended up with a circuitous route once again in the duplicate file.

Would appreciate getting a better understanding exactly what that optimize does.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Route optimize.

I used to play around with route optimize on my older nuvi's that don't have trip planner. Basically all it did is reorder the intermediate waypoints to the most efficient sequence and recalculate the route. I used to use this method frequently to reverse a multipoint route by moving the original start point to the destination and the original destination to the start. Optimize would then effectively reverse the route.

I have not tried to optimize a route on my newer Trip Planner devices, so maybe it does something different on those models.

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Alan - Android Auto, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Check your Route Aviods,

Check your Route Aviods, Tolls, Area Avoids.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

I'll try that.

Thanks phranc. I'll check, but how does Optimize alter that?

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Optimize

Most times when I set up a route, it is already optimized by my favorites/waypoint selection. Then if I chose Optimize, it just comes up that it is already optimized. The odd time if I screw up, then it will re-arrange the favorites/waypoints.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Good to know

Good to know - guess if you have several local stops and were not sure of the best order it might come in handy.

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Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S

I doesn't.

GPSgeek wrote:

Thanks phranc. I'll check, but how does Optimize alter that?

It doesn't but you said you were getting odd routing before Optimization.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Without giving away any

Without giving away any personal data, give us the stops you wanted to make.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Optimize

I was just thinking, if you want to see for yourself how or what it does, set up a route from A to B and add a few via points in between. Then add one in the wrong sequence and Optimize should re-arrange the route.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

I've seen who it works, and

I've seen how it works, and haven't had problems with it. I was just hoping to maybe duplicate what the OP was seeing.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Avoidances Ok

phranc wrote:

Check your Route Aviods, Tolls, Area Avoids.

Avoidances are ok, but had on custom avoidance, but routing would take me around that anyway.

Gonna play with this for awhile. Thanks for the ideas.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Good ides

Melaqueman wrote:

I was just thinking, if you want to see for yourself how or what it does, set up a route from A to B and add a few via points in between. Then add one in the wrong sequence and Optimize should re-arrange the route.

I'll try this.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350