LINK: 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, then release onto the “slave” event, after holding the left click down,
  • Or Select the entire chain then Edit menu > Links block > Link events,
  • Or Select the entire chain then right-click on one of the events > Links > Link events.

For these last two creation methods, a compaction of events will be automatic.

The following windows then appears :

link compaction

Select the time interval to be inserted between each event, then click on OK.

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

link between events

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.

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

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

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

Types of delay

  • Daily: the limit is expressed in 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

Caution

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 delay or Minimum delay.

Deleting a link

Caution

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.

To delete a link:

 

  • Select the link then press the DEL key,

  • or Right-click on the link > Delete.

Deleting all an event’s links

Caution

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.

To delete all an event’s links, right-click on the event > Links > Delete links.

delete links

The following window appears.

delete links question

Click on:

 

  • Yes to delete the links of the selected event,
  • Yes to all to delete the links of all the selected events,
  • No to not delete any links,
  • Not to all to not delete any links of all the selected events.
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