Hi I have a set of points and I'd like to find the round trip travel time and distance from them to a destination point along a network dataset of roads and highways which tool within network analyst would be best. I was thinking shortest distance but then OD cost solver sounds like it might work as well...Thanks

OD returns back a matrix so if you have 3 points, it will return back 9 shortest path distances.

Say your points are A, B and C. You will get:

A to A

A to B

A to C

B to A

B to B

B to C

C to A

C to B

C to C

in this way, if you need the round trip distance from A to B back to A, you can get the two columns A to B and B to A and sum them up.

The choice between the route and OD solvers will depend on how your input data is structured.

Jay Sandhu