🙋What are Optioneer's "Modes?
Optioneer has two modes for producing results: Generation and Evaluation.
Generation mode is discussed in the advanced training and it is usually implemented in the early stages of a project to develop strategic corridors.
However, it's useful for everyone to understand Evaluation mode because this will allow team members to iterate on results independently.
We are covering Evaluation mode in this article since it forms the majority of route selection discussion.
🔧 "Setting Up" an Evaluation Case in Optioneer
Evaluation mode is initiated in the Setup window. For Evaluation mode, you need to select a Line.
🚀 The Setup process has three key steps:
When you have selected your Line, click 'confirm points'.
Select the configuration you wish to use (you may need to ask your team which configuration to use). When you have selected a configuration, click 'confirm model'.
NB. Picking the wrong configuration will mean the Options aren't comparable to other analyses. If you don't have a suitable configuration, complete steps 1-6 in 'Onboarding 2.1 Creating a Basic Configuration', and then return to this. Get in touch with us if you need help here!
Describe the "Case"
Optioneer will prompt you to name your result and add a description.
We recommend adding details about the result that are significant such as a description of the configuration, start and end points or hints about a scenario that you want to explore.
Once you have named it and added a brief description, click 'Evaluate'.
🕙 It can take up to 30 minutes for your result to be returned, though often takes under 10 minutes.
You can check on its status (pending, running, complete or failed) via the Project Home tab, the left-most tab along the top toolbar, and in the Results Library.
Alternatively, use this time to make a cup of tea or coffee... ☕️
When your case is complete, you can begin Module 3!