SIMATIC PCS 7 Version 8.0 opens up more opportunities for SIMATIC Route Control users. A graphic offline route search, for instance, aids in identifying non-desirable route combinations and thus helps in route validation matters. The introduction of WAIT elements contributes to optimizing the transport of solids. In addition, routes can now be stored and called up at will. If there is no stored route on hand, then the automatic route search is initiated.