VISUAL PLANNING 5.3 DOCUMENTATION

Hourly Pattern

DEFINITION

This is a hourly set of period types.

A Hourly pattern represents a day of twenty four hours (midnight to midnight) on which are located one or several hourly period types.

These Hourly patterns are then combined to make hourly calendars which will be assigned to resources, or creation rules.

Example :

A hourly pattern can be composed of two period types:

  • Type 1 (Worked),
  • Type 2 (Unworked).
From 00h00 to 08h00 From 08h00 à 17h00 to 17h00 à 00h00
Type 2 Type 1 Type 2
Unworked Worked Unworked

This hourly pattern can be applied from Monday to Friday.

SETTINGS

Create a Hourly Pattern

In the Global Settings panel, Click on Calendars > Right Click on Hourly pattern > Create Hourly pattern.

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The lower part is then activated:

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It is necessary to precise the hourly pattern characteristics, then click on the OK button.

These settings are also accessible by another entry point (cf. Global Settings).

The different characteristics are the following:

Name

This is the name of the hourly pattern.

Description

This is the optional description of the hourly pattern.

History

This is the last modification date/hour of the hourly pattern and the user login who made it.

This property is automatically updated.

Periods

Periods allow to add diffent period types in a day of 24 hours (cf. Period type)

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As for the events:

  • Drag and Drop period types over periods,
  • Extend them,
  • Reduce them.

Modify a Hourly Pattern

The modification of a Hourly Pattern involves an important change in the planner's architecture.

It is a powerful act of setting which should not be made without consideration. (c.f. precautions to take when modifying the settings)

The modification of Hourly Pattern is realized by selecting the model in the Global Settings panel, then in the lower part of the window, it is necessary to change the settings (cf. Create a Hourly Pattern)

This modification can be cancelled if VISUAL PLANNING is still opened. Events are then removed to their original position. (cf. Undo / Redo)

Delete a Hourly Pattern

The deletion of a Hourly Pattern involves an important change in the planner's architecture.

It is a powerful act of setting which should not be made without consideration. (cf. precautions to take when modifying the settings)

Deleting a pattern is done via the Global Settings panel by selecting the Hourly Pattern and then performing a Right click on the Hourly Pattern > Delete .

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You can not delete a default Hourly Pattern.

Deleting a Hourly Pattern is irreversible.

USE

Assign to a Hourly Calendar

After setting the hourly pattern, it is necessary to assign it to a hourly calendar:

  • Either as a default Hourly Pattern,
  • Either as a Hourly Pattern on an additional time period.

cf. Hourly Calendar

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