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Trip Planning with multi-day stops.

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I'm planning a trip to several National Parks in the West, Oregon, California, Grand Canyon and others. There are several destinations where I will stay multiple days. I started with two routes, one to the Grand Canyon and one returning home from Grand Canyon. I created waypoints for the intermediate parks along the route but It seems the only way to incorporate the multi day stays is to create separate routes for each leg.

I think I know the answer to this but since I'm a new user to ABRP I would appreciate feedback from more experienced users.

Thanks!

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Hi @Salava,

If you'd like you can attach departure dates and times for the starting point as well as for each of the waypoints. Click the gear symbol next to a waypoint to add a departure date and/or time. You are able to choose a date several days after the expected arrival.

/Sofia

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Thank you for your reply. Those settings work. Since I posted the original question, I've had a fair amount of additional planning time. So I've figured out some more ways to use the app.

I have a couple additional questions. If I have a multi-day stay at a intermediate destination, but I do significant travel around that location, what is the best way to account for that travel? I seems that you create an arrival waypoint to the lodging, the intermediate travel, then a departure waypoint from the same location. Is that correct?

In the detailed list of the route, sometimes there is a number in parenthesis after the departure time. Sometimes it seems to indicate departure day from arrival. But sometimes is doesn't make sense. I've tried to fix it by entering dates in all the waypoints and charge stops, but it is still off (one waypoint has (+31)). This seems to be that unless you specify a date. The app puts the current date instead of a date related to the previous waypoint or charging stop. So it seems I must edit every waypoint and charge stop, instead of having the app entering something reasonable. even then it still is off sometimes.

I have other quirks I've noticed. Should I post them in the Suggestions forum?

 

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HI @Salava,

Yes, I think that would be the best way to account for that travel.

The number in parenthesis should indicate the number of days between arriving at and leaving a certain waypoint. However the feature is not working correctly at the moment and we are working to solve the issue.

Please note that by default the planner will not use a specific departure date/time for waypoints unless the user has specified such a date/time. When you go into the waypoint's setting the current date and time will be displayed as a placeholder but will not be considered when creating a plan. When the user has specified a date/time the box will display a blue outline. Compare the date and time boxes in the screenshot below where the time has been set (blue outline) but the date has not (grayed out text):

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If you find any quirks or weird behavior you are welcome to post them in the Bugs forum 🙂

/Sofia

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Is there a way to tell the planner that your waypoint hotel has a destination charger and that you're starting the next day with a full charge? I'd like to eliminate some unnecessary Supercharger stops. I see the arrival SOC under the gear button, but not a way to set a departure SOC. Thanks!

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On 7/22/2021 at 12:09 PM, JulieCason said:

Is there a way to tell the planner that your waypoint hotel has a destination charger and that you're starting the next day with a full charge? I'd like to eliminate some unnecessary Supercharger stops. I see the arrival SOC under the gear button, but not a way to set a departure SOC. Thanks!

Sure, but only at a waypoint, not a destination.  Using the gear icon, fill out the Charge section.  You can either put in the number of hours you will be there, or just set it to charge TILL 100%.  You do need to set the charging power though--it doesn't work if you leave that part blank.  If you also fill out the departure time, it should even be smart enough to take that into account to make sure you get your 100% SOC by the time you depart, possibly adding or extending a charging stop prior to arrival to make sure that you arrive with enough SOC to charge to 100% by your scheduled departure time.

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