CONFIGURATION

Creation of a link

Caution

The creation of a link is subject to user rights. If the user does not have the right to modify one of the events referenced by the link to be created, it will be impossible to actually create the link.

To create a link:

  • Either: Drag the link from one event to another: Alt + Left click on an event, the release onto the slave event, after holding the left click down.

  • Either: Select the whole chain, then Edit menu > Link blocks > Link events.

Double-click on the link created. The following window appears:

The default settings (behavior and Link mode) are those of the last link created, even if that took place during a previous VISUAL PLANNING session.

Link type

  • 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: A movement of the master event will move the slave event.

  • Warning: All movements are possible, but the link will change color if the time limit is no longer respected.

  • Constraint: A movement of the master or slave events which does not respect the pre-defined time limits will trigger an error message.

Link mode

  • Strict time limit: the spacing between the two events is equal to the defined time limit.

  • Minimum time limit: the spacing between the two events is greater than or equal to the defined time limit.

  • Maximum time limit: the spacing between the two events is less than or equal to the defined time limit.

Type limit type

  • Daily: the limit is expressed as a number of days.

  • Hourly: the limit is expressed in hours/minutes.

Delay

Select the limit value (positive or negative).

This value may be:

  • daily: the number of days,

  • hourly: the number of hours/minutes.

Modification to a link

The modification of a link is subject to user rights. If the user does not have the right to modify one of the events referenced by the link to be modified, it will be impossible to actually modify the link.

To modify the characteristics of a link:

  • Double-click on the link,

  • or Right-click on the link > Modify.

To modify the link mode:

  • Right click on the link > Link mode > Strict time limit or Minimum time limit.

Deleting a link

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

The deletion of a link is achieved by:

  • Selecting the link the pressing the DEL key,

  • Right click on the link > Delete.

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