I am confused about the value of "optimize" in relation to segment preferences. The discussion of optimize includes words about travel time and efficient.
I would like to set my segment preferences property to "shortest route" for all my stops. That is because using the default "quickest" often produces bizarre loops skipping stops that my route drivers reject. Ok, then I calculate route.
Question is: Should I skip using optimize if I calculate on shortest? An explanation of the subtlety here may be of interest to many forum users who are working on routing.