1. In advance:
The TomTom Toolkit is part of the TomTom map and very popular with TomTom drivers. The TomTom Toolkit can edit your route in a clear way to create a route with real charms. To be able to use the TomTom Toolkit, you must first convert your route to the TomTom map.
Make sure that "Tom Tom" is selected here.
Click here to open the Toolkit
When you click on the 'Toolkit' button to the left of your card type, the following window will appear:
By clicking on one of the toolkit functions your route will be adjusted. The moment you open the toolkit again, a check mark will appear behind the function. If you prefer not to want a function to be applied to your route, you can click on the function again. This will remove the check mark and your route will return to the original.
Here is an extensive overview of the possibilities that the TomTom Toolkit offers for your route:
By hovering your mouse over 'Avoid' you will see a new window with possible parts that you would rather avoid on your route:
When you tick one of these options TomTom will try to avoid it on your route.
When you keep your mouse over toolkit option 'Hilliness', you can choose from the options: low, medium and high
These settings are very useful when, for example, you create a route for a mountainous area (eg the Alps). Route-owners who like an exotic route where there are a lot of height differences will often opt for the 'High' option. Riders who prefer to drive as little as possible up and down mountain opt for 'Low'.
By keeping your mouse above the option 'Windingness' you will again have the choice of: Low, medium and high. By checking this functionality your route will be extended or reduced by a number of turns. This option can be seen as an extension of your route and an improvement of driving pleasure. However, keep in mind that a more winding route ensures longer travel times.
If you click on this, Tom Tom will draw a straight line from route point A to way point B. In other words, no route calculation on roads. Then you can place waypoints next to the road and find your way offroad by driving from route point to route point.
5 ExpandExpand refers to expanding the number of waypoints on your route. If you are planning a large route, more waypoints will make the navigation experience a lot better.
Here you can specify the number of waypoints with which you want to extend your route (max 100 points)
This functionality turns your route around, making the start of your route your endpoint and the old endpoint your starting point. This function can be very useful when, for example, you want to plan a route for a drive back.
When you click on this tool you get the possibility to divide the route into multiple parts. You will be shown a list of route points. Clicking on a route point will be the end point of one part and the starting point of the next part.
7.1 The default starting point (can not be modified)
7.2 This route point has been clicked to split it
7.3 The green part is route 1 and the orange part is the second and last part.
7.1 The name of the split route part 1
7.2 The name of the split route part 2
7.3 Split the route
8 Compare route with
Here you can compare your route with the calculation of another map service. The black line shown is the original calculation of your route, the other shows the calculation of the other chart service.
9 Fit screen
By clicking on the 'Fit screen' option, your screen is automatically zoomed out to the ideal time to view your route.
10 Ask for route point name
By checking this functionality, you will now be given a pop-up window during the installation of a waypoint with the question of how you want to call your new route point. If you want to change the name of a route point without using the 'demand for route point name', you can always click on a route point and click on 'Rename'.
11 'Place route point' button
By clicking on this button an extra button will appear in the screen together with an indicator where the center of the screen is. By clicking this button a route point is placed exactly in the middle of your screen. This way you can place a route point very precisely. This is very useful on devices with small screens such as tablets and smartphones.
12 Transparency route line
The route line runs on roads and therefore sometimes you do not see how a certain street is called. By setting the transparency here, it is possible to see this kind of information.