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Links, Embeds, and Logic

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Different objects, such as activities, milestones, and benchmarks, may be related or unrelated to one another. In NetPoint, these relationships are represented by links, and they form the backbone of a GPM schedule. From them, float attributes are calculated, including gap, buffer, float and drift. A link is represented as a yellow line with red arrows pointing from the first object to the second object.

In a relationship, the first object is called the predecessor; the second object the – successor. If an object is moved earlier than its predecessor or later than its successor, it creates a negative-gap link, which corrupts the logic of the original relationship. As long as Logic Mode is turned on, however, NetPoint will heal negative-gap links as they form, moving the predecessor or successor along as it’s modified in real-time. This automatic correction is known as self-healing.

This section details instructions for the following:

  1. Creating FS links
  2. Using embeds to create SS and FF links
  3. Link geometries
  4. Adding link lags
  5. Text annotations
  6. Spotlighting/highlighting link chains
  7. Treating redundancies
  8. Overriding logic