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Locking Routes to Prevent Changes
Locking Routes to Prevent Changes

Lock the routes you want to keep the same so that you can re-optimize the remaining routes without changing your locked routes.

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Written by Suzanne Ma
Updated over a week ago

In Routific, you can lock certain drivers' routes to prevent them from being changed as you're planning by clicking the 🔒beside a driver's name in the timeline. 

You can lock/unlock individual routes, or all routes.

What Changes Can't I Make to a Locked Route?

When you lock routes:

  • you cannot drag and drop stops into locked routes

  • you cannot edit stops or drivers belonging to locked routes

  • you cannot lock or unlock routes in Live mode

  • when re-optimizing, locked routes will not be affected

  • when inserting unscheduled stops, locked routes will not be affected (see GIF below)

Note that you can continue to make changes on unlocked routes. 


Here's an example of how you can leverage the power of locking routes.

Let's say you have 20 optimized routes, and you are satisfied with 17 of those routes. You can lock all routes, then unlock the three routes you'd like to change.

Click "Reoptimize" and let the algorithm reshuffle the three unlocked routes. You can rest assured the 17 locked routes you are happy will stay untouched!

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