Network Analyst - Vehicle Routing Problem

Discussion created by shaun_weston-eagle-co-nz-esridist on Jul 28, 2010
Latest reply on Aug 12, 2010 by nan-esristaff
I have around 100 depots and around 1200 orders. Each of these depots has a service area and can only go to orders within this service area. I want to come up with a route for each of these service areas, so the output I want is 100 different routes for each of the different service areas.

I've loaded the pre-generated service areas into routes, so I have 100 routes, 100 depots, and 1200 orders. Now I can solve the above problem by setting the orders RouteName to the service area and setting the AssignmentRule to preserve route, however I have to set the sequence, and I actually want this generated for me, so that is the problem I'm having.

I've also tried loading the service areas into route zones, so I'd have 100 routes, 100 depots and 100 route zones. I solve this and it runs for about 2 minutes and then gets stuck and just stays on 33%.

So anyway, how can I solve this problem?