Running the L1 Circuit Path Optimization Tool
Choose Tools > L1 Circuit Path Optimization.
From the L1 Circuit Paths drop-down list, choose which L1 circuit paths to optimize: all, those selected in the table, or those with specific tags. The default is to optimize all selected L1 circuit paths, and by default, all L1 circuit paths are considered selected.
From the Minimize Path Metric drop-down list, choose whether to optimize L1 circuit paths with respect to the:
This minimization is for the sum of the metrics along the L1 circuit path.
Choose one of the following disjoint path constraints:
If you chose to create disjoint paths, click Edit and specify priorities for the type of disjointness. Then, click OK in the Edit Disjoint Priorities dialog box.
(Optional) To retain existing L1 circuit path hops and consider them in the optimization, check Respect existing L1 Circuit Path Hops. To remove existing L1 circuit path hops and actual L1 circuit path hops, leave the check box unchecked.
For example, if you check this check box and a loose node hop is specified for an L1 circuit path, the created fully explicit path must contain a strict hop to the node.
In the Tag Updated L1 Circuit Paths with field, enter a tag to add to all paths rerouted during optimization. Using tags makes it easier to find the L1 circuit paths that need to be reconfigured in the actual network according to the optimization results. By default, newly optimized L1 circuit paths are tagged as L1Opt .
Check or uncheck the New plan for result check box. If checked, WAE Design generates a new plan file with the results of the optimization and appends the suffix L1Opt to the new plan filename. (You can change the filename.) If unchecked, WAE Design changes the current plan file with the updated information.