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The TransMod module is incorporated within the DirectRoute software and works similarly to DirectRoute but provides a more efficient routing solution. If you’ve previously generated routing solutions with DirectRoute, the use of this module will not be difficult.
The TransMod module is incorporated within DirectRoute. To use, click TransportationModeler from the Module dropdown menu:
All the basic DirectRoute menu and toolbar options remain available for use while working in TransMod, in addition to a few unique items. If a menu or toolbar icon is gray and faded rather than colored and clear, it means the item is not accessible at that time. You may need to have specific files open, be in the routing mode, or it may be accessible only when using another module.
Selecting the menu item File > New, or File > Open displays the types of files used in TransMod:
Mode Selection: Click New to create a new Shipment Solution, or Open to view an existing Solution File.
Shipment: Click New to create a new Shipment File, or Open to view an existing Shipment File.
Truck: Click New to create a new Truck File, or Open to view an existing Truck File.
Distance: Click New to create a new manual Distance File, or Open to view an existing Distance File.
Pool Point: Click New to create a new Pool Point file, or Open to view an existing Pool Point file.
Rate File: Click New to create a new Rate File, or Open to view an existing Rate File.
Rate Orders Tool
The Rate Orders Tool is located at the end of the toolbar and is only available when a Shipment File is currently open. The Rate Orders Tool will apply transportation rates (from a saved Rate File) to each shipment listed in an open Shipment File.
When to Use TransportationModeler
Use the TransportationModeler vs. DirectRoute table to determine whether TransMod or DirectRoute would be the proper tool to use.