Hi,

I'm trying to use the Vehicle Routing Problem Solver to calculate 4 routes for trash pickup. There are nearly 2,800 orders. Is this too many for Network Analyst to process? I ran the solver around 12 hours ago and the progress bar says it's at 66 percent - where it's been for at least 2 hours. I am new to this extension and I have no idea whether it can handle this many orders but takes a really long time, or if my computer's processor can't handle it, or if something else is going on. Thanks for any insight!

I'm trying to use the Vehicle Routing Problem Solver to calculate 4 routes for trash pickup. There are nearly 2,800 orders. Is this too many for Network Analyst to process? I ran the solver around 12 hours ago and the progress bar says it's at 66 percent - where it's been for at least 2 hours. I am new to this extension and I have no idea whether it can handle this many orders but takes a really long time, or if my computer's processor can't handle it, or if something else is going on. Thanks for any insight!

Of course having so many orders would have a significant impact on the scalability of the solver. So if you want to solve a problem with such a large number of orders, please consider do this. Instead of feeding all the 4 routes into the VRP solver at once, you might try use just 2 of them in the solver at once. After that, you can solve the orders that were left unassigned by using the other 2 routes - in the second solve. Naturally, you would get a more viable solution than if you'd divide the number of orders in half and then run the solve by using two separate problems.