USE

The configuration window for the free periods can be found in the Filter tab under the main menu:

The Filters > Free periods menu is used for two free period search functions:

Common free period

This functionality positions the user over a Planning View, at the start of the first free period common to a number of resources. These resources are defined by a filter.

A free period on a line of the Planning View is therefore a time period during which there are no events.

To use this functionality, you must choose:

  • All events to be dealt with, using two filters: a resource filter in the chosen dimension and an events filter,

  • The search period,

  • The duration of the free period,

Determine the parameters then click on Validate to start the search.

Filters

“Dimension” filter

This can be used to restrict the search for free periods to certain resources in the Dimension required.

Simply:

  • select an appropriate filter,

  • to modify one,

  • or even, to use a customized filter.

Events filter

This can be used to detail the free period as a function of the events defined by this filter.

Search period

You must here give the associated time period, which can be used to restrict a search.

If you choose a customized period, it is possible to create a period linked solely to this search for a free period.

The duration of the free period

The duration of the free period must, finally, be defined:

Value

This is a number representing the duration, in one of the units chosen below.

Unit

This duration may be expressed in:

  • Day,

  • Half-day,

  • Hour,

  • Minute.

Worked

If this box is checked, those periods not worked are not counted in the duration and do not divide an existing free period.

Search dimensions

This functionality is used to search for resources common to a single free period. These contain an event-free period of a certain type.

To use this functionality, you must choose:

  • All events to be dealt with, using two filters: a resource filter in the chosen dimension and an events filter,

  • The search period,

  • The duration of the free period,

Determine the parameters then click on Validate to start the search.

Filters

Resource filter

This can be used to restrict the search for free periods to certain resources in the Dimension required.

Simply:

  • select an appropriate filter,

  • to modify one,

  • or even, to use a customized filter.

Events filter

This can be used to detail the free period as a function of the events defined by this filter.

Search period

You must here give the associated time period, which can be used to restrict a search.

If you choose a customized period, it is possible to create a period linked solely to this search for a free period.

The duration of the free period

The duration of the free period must, finally, be defined:

Value

This is a number representing the duration, in one of the units chosen below.

Unit

This duration may be expressed in

  • Day,

  • Half-day,

  • Hour,

  • Minute.

Worked

If this box is checked, those periods not worked are not counted in the duration and do not divide an existing free period.

Discontinuous

This box, if checked, allows a search to be launched even if the free period is not continuous across the search period.

On duration or load

If the discontinuous box is checked, it is possible to choose whether the period being searched must be calculated based upon duration or load.

Control Total, Events Reports and load Plans

In the Control Totals, Events Reports and load Plans the durations of the free periods may be used as a basis for calculations.

In this case, the calculations are defined by:

  • Calculation type: duration of free period (h) or duration of free period (d),

  • Period type: All, public holidays, not worked, worked, or any other type of period created.

If the type of period chosen is All the calculation can only be calculated for periods worked.

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