Route planning start point

wosei
wosei Registered Users Posts: 1
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edited December 2021 in Devices using Wi-Fi®
How to plan a route from A to B, when staying in C? All my tests started with C (= home city)

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  • Lochfrass
    Lochfrass Posts: 17,771
    Superuser
    edited August 2021
    Thats the trick
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    Move the Map and make a tap on the street for 2 or 3 seconds or use Serach the adress and "Show on map".
    Then Tap in the 3 dots and "set as current location.
    When done, then set your destination and tap on drive.
    Now the Route is shown from A to B when you´re on C ;)
  • nabu
    nabu Posts: 16,890
    Superuser
    point de départ C dont départ C
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,857
    Superuser
    Hi @Wosi

    With the map displayed it will centre on your current position. If you press on the screen for a second or so on your current position, not on the Arrow, then a menu will appear with position information and Drive. Tap the 3 vertical dots next to Drive ans a menu will appear offering the option to use the position as you Start point. When you set that you are returned to the map and can Search or press on the Map and input a destination. The unit will then create a route between the 2 positions. You can add more points if you wish to go via by adding them to the Current Route.

    If you have just travelled to a destination and want to travel on from there you could select your current position from Recent Destinations and use the same process to use it as a asset point.

    Doug
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,826
    Superuser
    edited August 2021
    Hi
    @wosei
    Welcome to the site....
    If you are using the MyDrive Web Route planner....
    Be Aware .ITN Routes....
    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 and when 'A' IS NOT your present location...
    The device drops Location "A"
    This bug also applies to Multi-Stop/Waypoint routes... 'A' to 'B' to 'C' to' D' to 'E' etc...

    Maybe useful....
    .GPX Track....
    The Save & Sync option saves a .GPX Track... it's basically a bread crumb track that you follow....

    .ITN Routes....
    I prefer .ITN Routes....
    A Route planned directly on the device is a .ITN Route
    An .ITN Route uses Stops and the device plans the route between the stops... An .ITN Route 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

    If you want to force a different route, you simply add more stops
    Note... When you add the extra Stops, Max Zoom right into the road
    Don't put the stop on the wrong side of a dual track road (Journey loop back errors)
    Don't put the stop up a side-road... It may guide you though a built-up area via side streets back to your route, instead of a u-turn
    Don't put the stop on a traffic Island, always place a guidance stop further up the road on the route after the required traffic island exit....
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    Using the MyDrive Web Route planner....

    Using a .ITN Route planned on the MDW Route planner...
    The latest version of MyDrive Web Route planner....
    For .ITN Routes with NO Stops... The Menu Shows 'Send Destination'
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    For .ITN Routes with Stops........... The Menu Changes to 'Send Stops'
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    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 is not automatically saved in MyRoutes)
    If you are using .ITN route and 'Send Stops'
    see my workaround below

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    Complex Twenty Stop .ITN Route Rider 400
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    Be Aware .ITN Routes....
    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 and when 'A' IS NOT your present location...
    The device drops Location "A"
    This bug also applies to Multi-Stop/Waypoint routes... 'A' to 'B' to 'C' to' D' to 'E' etc...


    Important....
    For a more detailed info about the 'Dropped 1st Stop Bug'
    Click on the Link...
    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)... Then 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

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM