Using a point graphic to assign stops or barriers

You can use point graphics in the map to define stops or barriers for your route. To do this, the graphics must first be selected.

  1. To select point graphics, use the Select Elements tool on the Draw toolbar. To select multiple graphics, hold the CTRL key while selecting the graphics.
  2. Click the Find Route button Find Route on the Tools toolbar.
  3. Add a routing service following the instructions in one of the following topics.
  4. To see the nearest address listed for each stop or barrier that you assign, add an address locator following the instructions in one of the following topics.
  5. Click the Stops or Barriers tab, click the Get Points button, then click Get Selected Point Graphic(s). All selected point graphics will be added to the route.
  6. Optionally, add other stops or barriers to the list using any method.
  7. To move a stop up or down in the listed routing order, select the stop in the list (the corresponding stop on the map is highlighted in yellow), then click the Up or Down arrow buttons.
  8. To remove a stop or barrier, click the stop or barrier in the list and click the Remove button.
  9. If you want the route to end at one of the stops previously listed, check the Return to check box in the Stops tab and select the desired stop.
  10. Click the Find Route button to calculate the route and display it on the map.
  11. After the route is drawn, you can deselect the selected points by clicking Clear Selected Features in the Selection menu.
  12. Click the Directions tab to see detailed directions for your route that include the driving distance and driving time.

If you want the order of the stops on the route to be determined by the most efficient travel route, click the Options tab and check Reorder stops to find optimal route. If you want the route calculated using a specific order of the stops, make sure the Stops list reflects that order.


After adding a stop, you can rename it by clicking the stop in the list and clicking the Properties button. In the Stop Properties dialog box, you can also set a stop duration and a time window for the stop. This will affect the total driving time of the route, but only when the Use trip start option is enabled in the Options tab.


The Use trip start option in the Options tab can be used to enable certain data-dependent functionality, such as historic and real-time traffic, and time-dependent turn restrictions. For example, if historic traffic information is available in the routing service, set the trip start time to the time and date that you will be driving. The route solver will include the traffic information for the specified time slice when it calculates the route.

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Published 6/8/2010