PC*MILER Web gives you the ability to route to:
- Custom Places you have created in ContentTools
- Verified Places in the Trimble Maps database for millions of commercial locations across North America that serve the transportation industry, including distribution centers, intermodal terminals, manufacturing plants, truck stops, and more.
Custom Places can help you quickly generate routes to any location you would like—from frequently visited business locations to rest and fuel stops for drivers.
In ContentTools, you can also create Sites around your Custom Places. A site extends a Place to include a boundary polygon around its perimeter, entry and exit gates, and other valuable information drivers need to avoid getting lost, feeling stressed or wasting time.
In this article:
Routing to Custom Places
Custom Places must first be created in ContentTools, which can be accessed through the Licensed Apps (blocks) menu at the top, right-hand corner of PC*MILER Web. Once you create a Place, it is immediately available for use in route planning. Verified Places are commercial locations that are already loaded into PC*MILER Web.
To route to a Place:
1. Select the Places pin icon.
2. In the drop-down panel, select on a Custom Place Set name to open your Custom Places. Check the box next to the name of the Place or Places you want to add to your route, and click Add Place.
Tip: Use the search function for long lists of Custom Places.
3. Alternatively, if you know the name of your Custom Place, you can type it directly into the route card. Click on the Place's address when it appears in the pick list of possible matches.
4. Verified Places in the Trimble Maps database will also come up in a search. Click on the Place to add it as a stop on a route.
Place ID Search
When you create a Custom Place in ContentTools, you can give that Place a unique Place ID. That Place ID can be anything you would like—although it's often matched to a unique identifier within your company's Transportation Management System (TMS) or dispatch software.
You can enter that Place ID in the route card, similar to how you would enter a Custom Place name.