Route Builder: How do I build a driving route when one does not exist

The routing in Wetu is based on mapping infrastructure from Google and there are times when the Route Builder cannot automatically create a route for a transport or self-drive leg. You have the ability to manually insert your own route on the Map. 

This functionality is available on all Operator Packages

In this article

Getting Started
Creating Your Own Route
Reversing Your Custom Route

Getting Started

First and foremost, you need to open the Itinerary Builder (if you do not already have one open). Navigate to the Itinerary where you would like to add the Custom Driving Route and open the Route Builder Step. 

Creating Your Own Route

In this example, a Self-Drive route is created but the same applies to all (No Route). 

In the drop-down menu on the Route Builder Step, navigate to the day where the route is not being created and select the Self-Drive (No Route) option.

The system will then set a default straight line between the two accommodation where the route is not available. On the new line that is now showing on the map, select the vehicle icon. 

The 'Custom Route Builder' will pop up which will allow you to customise the route needed for the Itinerary. To begin customising the route, you can immediately start clicking on the map and your route will start to take shape. Select 'Remove Last Point' to undo your last action or clear all custom points by clicking on 'Clear All Points'. 

Wetu Suggests: You can zoom in and out to make your markers closer together if there is a very specific route you are trying to build. You can also add as many points as necessary to get your drawn route as accurate as possible. 

When you select 'Ok' your route will be saved and you will see that the map on the Route Builder Step has updated. If you need to edit the Route at any point again, you can select the vehicle icon as before and the 'Custom Route Builder' screen will open again. 

Reversing Your Custom Route

When building a custom route that returns to the same starting point then your custom route will be saved for you to use again on the return journey. For example, if you are going from Cape Grace to Abalone Guest Lodge and back to Cape Grace using a custom route both ways. 

To reverse your custom route, select 'Self Drive (No Route)' for the return journey. This will default to a straight line between the two points where you can select the vehicle icon to load the existing custom route. 

The 'Custom Route Builder' will open and you can select 'Load Existing Route' for your saved custom route to reflect on the return journey. 

You will see both routes on the map once they have been added with two vehicle icons, one the departing journey and the other being the return journey. You can still edit these routes afterwards by selecting the vehicle icon and making changes in the 'Custom Route Builder'. 

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