Repeating an event

 

There are three types of repeats in VISUAL PLANNING:

 

  • Horizontal repeat,
  • Vertical repeat,
  • Repeat on selection.

Horizontal repeating of events

 

You can repeat, over time, the selection of one or more events.

You can also repeat child events.

To do so, right-click on the selection of events > More tools > Repeat > Horizontally.

The following window opens:

vp7_en_repetition_horizontale

Every

Select the repetition period. This period may be numerical quantities for:

  • Year,

  • Semester,

  • Quarter,

  • Month,

  • Week,

  • Day,

  • 1/2 Day,

  • 1/3 Day,

  • 1/4 Day,

  • Hour,

  • 1/2 hour,

  • 1/4 hour,

  • 10 minutes,

  • 5 minutes.

 

Worked

If enabled, the Working button indicates that the period defined above will apply to working days only.

Caution

If this button is disabled, the event to be repeated must be positioned on on-working periods.

Same day

If enabled, the Same day button serves to apply the repeats every month on the same day of the month.

Example: Every first Monday of the month

Repeat until

Define the end date for the repetition. In this case there is no need to specify the number of repeats.

 

Number of repetitions

Define the number of repetitions. In this case there is no need to specify the end date of the repeat.

 

Settings

Repeating group

A Repeating group can be created for newly created events.

This functionality allows the user to assign a “group” attribute to all events created within this repetition.

From then on, when editing an event belonging to such a group, a dialog box prompts the logged on user to specify whether the edit should be applied to the selected event only or to all events in the group.

When all events are to be edited, the edit fields for the dates and durations are removed from the dialog box. During validation, all modifications are then propagated to all events within the group.

Important

A modification to the duration of an event, by drag and drop methods, only modifies the selected event, even if it is part of a repeating group.

Warning

An event belonging to a repeating group cannot be cut, compacted, sub-divided or repeated.

Repeating the note, the form, the valuation items

It is also possible to select several characteristics which you can choose not to repeat in newly created events.

These characteristics are:

 

  • the note,

  • the form,

  • the valuation items.

Worked events

For the repetitions of at least one repeating event, you must define the behavior to be accepted by the horizontal repetition.

There are three possible cases when a worked event must be created during an unworked period:

 

  • Non-creation of a repeat event,

  • Creation of a repeat event during the closest possible future worked period,

  • Creation of a repeat event during the closest possible past worked period.

Vertical repeating of events

vp7_en_repetition_verticale

Repeating group

A Repeating group can be created for newly created events.

This functionality allows the user to assign a “group” attribute to all events created within this repetition.

From this moment onwards, when editing an event belonging to such a group, a dialog box asks the logged on user whether the edit should be applied to the selected event only or to all events in the group.

In any case where all events are modified, the edit field for the resource and principal dimension is deleted from the dialog box. During validation, all modifications are then propagated to all events within the group.

Important

Modifications to the duration of an event, using the drag and drop method, then modifies all events in the repeating group.

Warning

An event belonging to a repeating group cannot be cut, compacted, sub-divided or repeated.

Repeating the note, the form, the valuation items

It is also possible to choose several characteristics which cannot be repeated in newly created events.

These characteristics are:

  • the note,

  • the form,

  • the valuation items.

Repeating events from a selection

 

In the Schedule view, it is possible to vertically repeat one or more events to a selection of resources.

To do so, right-click on the selection of events > Repeat > To selection.

The following window opens:

vp7_en_repetition_sur_selection

Settings

Repeating group

A Repeating group can be created for newly created events.

This functionality allows the user to assign a “group” attribute to all events created within this repetition.

From this moment onwards, when editing an event belonging to such a group, a dialog box asks the logged on user whether the edit should be applied to the selected event only or to all events in the group.

In any case where all events are modified, the edit field for the resource and principal dimension is deleted from the dialog box. During validation, all modifications are then propagated to all events within the group.

Important

Modifications to the duration of an event, using the drag and drop method, then modifies all events in the repeating group.

Warning

An event belonging to a repeating group cannot be cut, compacted, sub-divided or repeated.

Repeating the note, the form, the valuation items

It is also possible to choose several characteristics which cannot be repeated in newly created events.

These characteristics are:

  • the note,

  • the form,

  • the valuation items.

Selecting resources

The resource selection window then opens. Select the resources to which the repetition is to be applied and click on the OK button to start the repeat.

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