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In PC*MILER, you can customize routes by avoiding or favoring certain roads or assigning your own names and location information to exact places on the map—from important businesses to rest and fuel stops. The tools to create these customizations are available in the ContentTools web tool. In ContentTools, you create and securely save your custom location content and then share it with your PC*MILER desktop program for route planning.
Content Tools allows your company’s customizations to be shared among multiple users and accessed as needed by all of your licensed products—including PC*MILER, CoPilot, and the Trimble MAPS development platform. ContentTools provides a secure backup of your data and can help ensure companywide consistency in truck routing and rating.
The custom data now managed in ContentTools that can be shared with PC*MILER includes:
- Places – Your own custom place names for business locations or points of interest.
- Sites – A pre-defined boundary polygon around the perimeter of a Place with site-specific details such as entrances and exits for trucks.
- Road Closures – Closures on specific road links.
- Route Modifiers – Road links that should be avoided or favored when generating a route.
Getting Started with ContentTools
ContentTools is part of our cloud-based ecosystem of web tools that can be accessed through a single login. To get started:
- Sign up for a login.
- If necessary, complete a one-time upload of custom location content from PC*MILER 31 or older versions.
- Create new customizations in ContentTools and share them with PC*MILER.