Understanding the Different Routing Options
There are five possible methods for routing the vehicle are provided. There may be some variation in routing options enabled in a specific implementation. The options include Picking Route Segments, Text Description, Auto Orig/Dest Routing, Loading Saved Trips, and Manual (Free form text). The various methods have been provided to give you options in defining trips in the way you are most comfortable. The following sections and associated videos describe how and why to use each option. Each routing option provides the ability to request a permit office review at any time. Depending on the type of permit and the rules currently in place with the permit office, you may also be able to automatically receive a permit for a vehicle you successfully route through this page without requiring any interaction or specific approval from the permit office. At the conclusion of any analysis, the results of the analysis will be summarized in a small form and the trip will be color coded showing passing and failing areas. Watch the video overview of the various routing methods.
Text Description Based Routing
This command allows you to define a trip via text input. To use the Text Description method, select it in step 1 as the method of routing and then select step 2, Enter your text description. If the general origin description from the application can be located, the map will automatically zoom in to that general location. The Text-Based Routing Wizard form will open. Use the fields to define the exact origin of the trip and then select the Next button. Define all intermediate routes, selecting Next after each one. To end the trip definition process, change the "Go To" field to "End At" and define the exact destination location. You can use any of the Map Navigation commands to change the view of the map at any time. Just select anywhere on the form to re-activate it. When the trip has been fully defined, select the Use Trip button. You can also start over or view the description of the trip selected to this point by selecting the Start Over and Details buttons respectively. Selecting Use Trip will close the form and highlight the defined trip. Select step 3, Analyze the trip to see if the vehicle can be permitted for the trip. Watch the video demonstrating Text Description.
Picking Route Segments Routing
This command allows you to interact with the map to define a trip much like you interact with a paper map, that is, "tracing" the trip you want to take. To use the Picking Route Segments method, select it in step 1 as the method of routing and then select step 2, Select route on map. If the general origin description from the application can be located, the map will automatically zoom in to that general location. Pick on the map where the trip is to begin. The system will automatically use the closest intersection / interchange it can find to that picked location (however, it will not include or analyze anything in that initial intersection or interchange). Make a second pick on the same route to indicate the direction of travel on that first route. This second pick can be on the same segment or anywhere along the route up to the location where travel on the route will end. From that point on, make one pick on each route that will be traveled on and then make an ending pick at the destination. The map will automatically keep zooming to center on the end of the trip as it is currently defined. You can use any of the Map Navigation commands to change the view of the map at any time and then get back to the trip picking by selecting step 2, Select route on map again or by right-clicking the map. There are two Advanced Options available when using the picking method of route selection. The first is the Add additional trip option. This option is used when the route is discontinuous, as may occur when traveling on and off the state network to local roads. When this option is selected during route picking, the next pick will start a “trip within a trip” that will continue until the trip selection is complete, or until the Add additional trip option is selected again. Using this option, there can be any number of disconnected trips that will make up the selected route for the permit. The second Advanced Option is the Remove last trip segment option. Use this option to remove segments from the end of the current trip being defined. Each time the option is selected, a segment is removed from the end of the trip. This option will typically be used if a trip is defined beyond an intersection/interchange or beyond the intended ending location, and it is desired to “back-up” and then continue. Once the entire trip is selected, select step 3, Analyze the trip to see if the vehicle can be permitted for the trip. Watch the video demonstrating Picking Route Segments.
Automated Origin/Destination Routing
This command allows you to define an origin and destination location and have the system find an initial route it would like to be used. The route still needs to be analyzed for the specific permit vehicle. To use the Auto Orig/Dest Routing method, select it in step 1 as the method of routing and then select step 2, Select route origin. If the general origin description from the application can be located, the map will automatically zoom in to that general location. The Origin Location Selection form will open. There are two main options on this form. The first option allows for a textual specification of the specific origin much like the Text Description command. The second option allows you to pick the location on the map. If you select the first option, use the fields to define the exact origin of the trip and then select the OK button. If you select the second option, select OK and then select the origin location on the map. Regardless of the method used, a green dot will appear at the exact origin location. Once the origin is defined, select step 3, Select route destination and repeat the process. You can use any of the Map Navigation commands to change the view of the map at any time. Once the origin and destination are defined, select step 4, Find the route and analyze it to see if the vehicle can be permitted for the initially selected trip. Watch the video demonstrating Auto Orig/Dest Routing.
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