How to Add a Stop to a Route with a Starting Point?

VXeroVXero Posts: 48 [Renowned Trailblazer]
edited August 5 in MyDrive and Road Trips
Let's say I've mapped a route following the Native American Scenic Byway in South Dakota. The first stop on the route is the "Starting Point." Since I want to be able to edit the route while on the road, I send the ten stops to my TomTom 620 and recreate the route on the device.

Now I'm on the road heading to the Byway and I want to add a stop to the route using my device. I'm on the road so don't have access to WiFi to use MyDrive Route Planner, and I can't use MyDrive on my cell phone because I don't have a signal (remember, I'm in South Dakota).

I open the route from "My Routes" and tap on the stop I want to add. I open the menu, but there is no choice to add the stop!

OK, I'll just select "Current Route" and select "Add Stop to Route." I open the menu, but there is no "Current Route!" I only have "Current Track." "Current Track" does not have a choice to "Add Stop to Route."

Maybe if I tap "Drive" I can make changes to the route. But when I tap "Drive", my only choices are "Drive to Nearest Point" or "Drive to Starting Point." Neither includes the route I want to change.

Is my only choice to recreate the route using all ten "My Places" and the stop I want to add?

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  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 14,768 Superusers
    edited August 1
    Hi
    @VXero

    Tapping the Direction of travel pointer (Above the + & - signs)

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    Toggles the map view between the Driving & Planning views
    If you are using the North-up overview planning Map
    The direction of travel pointer... is flatter more squat

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    With a route calculated and displayed, Pinch zoom into the the route, to where you want the Stop... 'Long Tap' (Tap and hold for +1 second)... A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Choose 'Add to current route'
    The device will calculate your route to include the new stop
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    Note... (1) A 'Quick Tap' and 'Long Tap' of the screen gives different menu options
    Note... (2) The MyDrive Web Route planner will sync a route with a Max of 20 stops

    ATB YFM
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  • VXeroVXero Posts: 48 [Renowned Trailblazer]
    DougLap, I "forgot" the WiFi and now I can "Send Stops," recreate the route on my device, save it, then edit it later by adding or deleting stops. I never noticed that the arrows next to the route in "My Routes" had either dotted or solid lines, depending on the type of route. If the line is solid, the route can be edited.

    Now if TomTom would only program Route Planner so routes created on Route Planner can be edited on the device without having to recreate and save them on the device.

    TamFazMan, your method doesn't work for me. For one thing, the long tap on a "My Place" doesn't select the point, it just gives an address near it. The menu does gives me more options, but none of them are "Add to My Routes." They are: "Add to My Places," "Use as Starting Point," "Search Near Here," or "Report Map Change."
  • DougLapDougLap Posts: 2,797 Superuser
    edited August 1
    H @VXero

    This problem is a known issue I only picked up the workaround the other day from the Post I linked you to.

    Doug
  • LochfrassLochfrass Posts: 9,074 Superuser
    edited August 1
    VXero wrote: »
    TamFazMan, your method doesn't work for me. For one thing, the long tap on a "My Place" doesn't select the point, it just gives an address near it. The menu does gives me more options, but none of them are "Add to My Routes." They are: "Add to My Places," "Use as Starting Point," "Search Near Here," or "Report Map Change."

    Then you have no aktive route om your display.

    You must plan a route or or select a route from the "My Routes" menu.
    When you can see the blue routeline in the routview thne you can add new stops
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 14,768 Superusers
    edited August 1
    Hi
    @VXero
    VXero wrote: »
    YamFazMan, your method doesn't work for me. For one thing, the long tap on a "My Place" doesn't select the point, it just gives an address near it. The menu does gives me more options, but none of them are "Add to My Routes." They are: "Add to My Places," "Use as Starting Point," "Search Near Here," or "Report Map Change."
    To add a MyPlace to a existing Route... With a route calculated and displayed on the North-up overview planning Map, Pinch zoom into the required MyPlace Star... 'Tap' the MyPlace Star .. A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Choose 'Add to current route'
    The device will calculate your route to include the new Stop

    PS... I've edited my first post

    ATB YFM
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  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 14,768 Superusers
    Hi
    @VXero
    VXero wrote: »
    Now if TomTom would only program Route Planner so routes created on Route Planner can be edited on the device without having to recreate and save them on the device.
    Maybe Useful....

    If you use the Save & Sync option on the MyDrive Web Route Planner
    The Save & Sync option save a .GPX Track... its basicly a bread crumb track that you follow

    A Route planned directly on the device is a .ITN Route a .ITN Route uses Stops and the device plans the route between the stops... An .ITN Route will will respond to Live Traffic and any route deviations BUT an .ITN route will doggedly follow the stops in the order they were created, if you miss a stop, the device will continuously attempt to guide you to the missed stop... You have to cancel the problem stop on the device to avoid it

    Using a .ITN Route planned on the MDW Route planner...
    The latest version of MyDrive Web Route planner now uses 'Send Destination' or 'Send Stops' to send an .ITN Route
    The MyDrive Web Route planner only sends the route to the device as a Destination... Or if you add Stops it send it as a Route (But it's is not automatically saved in MyRoutes)
    If you are using .ITN route and 'Send Stops'
    see my workaround below

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    Complex Muti Stop .ITN Route Rider 400
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    Be Aware....
    If your starting point IS NOT your present location there's a BUG
    When using the 'Send Stops' option, during an "A" to "B" route transfer where 'A' IS NOT your present location... The device drops Location "A"
    This bug also applies also to Multi-Stop/Waypoint routes... 'A' to 'B' to 'C' to' D' to 'E' etc...


    For more info See... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1198253/#Comment_1198253
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    This is the workaround method I use....

    The Tomtom MyDrive Web Route Planner....
    Get it Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com

    (1).... Plan my Route with the MyDrive Web Route planner (With or Without Stops as required)

    (2)... Zoom in... Place a Sacrificial stop close to the Start Icon

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    (4)... Choose the 'Send Stops' option... The route will sync to your device

    (5)... The device will calculate your route from your 'Present location'
    (5.1)... The device will calculate your route using Stops in the order that you placed the Stops in the route
    (5.2)... If the planned Start of the Route is your 'Present location'... Then skip Bullet-point... (6)

    (6)...When the route has calculated, Pinch zoom to the correct start of your Route (The Sacrificial Stop Icon) 'Long Tap' (Tap and hold for +1 second) on the Sacrificial Stop Icon --> A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Choose 'Use as a Starting Point'
    The device will calculate your route from your new location

    (7)... Saving the Route
    'Quick Tap' anywhere on the Route --> A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Manage route --> Add to my Routes.... Edit the route name as required or simply Tap Add
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    Note... (1) A 'Quick Tap' and 'Long Tap' of the screen gives different menu options
    Note... (2) The MyDrive Web Route planner will sync a route with a Max of 20 stops

    ATB YFM

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  • VXeroVXero Posts: 48 [Renowned Trailblazer]
    Wow. "Sacrificial Stop." Brilliant.
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