VISUAL PLANNING 5.3 DOCUMENTATION

Link

DEFINITION

A link creates a relation between two events. It is represented by a colored arrow. The first event is the “master” event, the second event is the “slave” event.

According to the way it is set up (behavior and resiliency), the movements of the “master” event can either move the “slave” event or inform that there is an incoherence in the wanted movement.

The movements of the “slave” event can either be blocked, or warn of the incoherence of the movement.

SETTINGS

The creation of a link is subject to the users rights. If the user does not have the rights to modify at least one of the events referenced by the link, it will be impossible to create this link.

There are two ways to create a link:

  • Slide the link from the “master” event to the “slave” one: Left click + Alt on the “master” event, hold the left-click and drop it on the “slave” event.
  • Select the two events and Edition Menu > Link Block > Link the events.

The next windows appears:

The default settings are those of the latest creation of link even if it occurred in a previous session of Visual Planning.

  • End to Start: from the end of the “master” event to the beginning of the “slave” event.
  • Start to Start: from the beginning of the “master” event to the beginning of the “slave” event.
  • End to End: from the end of the “master” event to the end of the “slave” event.
  • Start to End: from the beginning of the “master” event to the end of the “slave” event.

Behavior

  • Adjustment mode: when a “master” event is moved, the “slave” event too.
  • Warning mode: all the movements are possible, but in this case, the color of the link changes if the delay is not respected.
  • Imperative mode: if the delay is not respected, any change will be done.
  • Strict delay: the interval between the two events is equal to the defined delay.
  • Minimum delay: the interval between the two events is greater or equal to the defined delay.
  • Maximum delay: the interval between the two events is shorter or equal to the defined delay.

Delay type

  • Daily: the delay is set in number of days.
  • Hourly: the delay is set in hours/minutes.

Delay

It concerns the value of the delay (positive or negative value).

This value can be:

  • A daily value: the number of days.
  • A hourly value: the number of hours/minutes.

The modification of a link is subject to the users rights. If the user does not have the rights to modify at least one of the events referenced by the link, it will be impossible to modify this link.

To modify the features of a link, do:

  • Double-Click on the link.
  • Right-Click on the link > Modify.

To modify the link mode of a link, do:

  • Right-Click on the link > Link mode > Strict delay or Minimum delay.

The deletion of a link is subject to the users rights. If the user does not have the rights to modify at least one of the events referenced by the link, it will be impossible to delete this link.

To delete a link:

  • Select the link and then press the Del button on the keyboard.
  • Right-Click on the link > Delete.

USE

Display

The links are visible only in a Schedule view.

The following displays concern End-Start links.

Strict delay

The graphic representation in a Schedule view of a link with a Strict delay Link behavior is as the following pictures:

  • Adjustment mode or Respected Warning mode:

  • Non respected Warning mode:

Minimum and Maximum Delay

The graphic representation in a Schedule view of a link with a Minimum Delay Link behavior or a Maximum Delay Link Behavior is as the following pictures:

  • Adjustment mode or Respected Warning mode:

  • Non Respected Warning mode:

This function allows to make sure that the interval between the events is modified to match the link delay.

To activate this function, Right-Click on the link or the chained links > Link mode > Strict delay or Minimum delay.

Tool tips

By running the cursor on a link, a tool tip appears:

cf. Tooltip

Error Message

If an event can not be moved because of the links, the following message appears:

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