Links, Embeds, and Logic
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:
- Creating FS links
- Using embeds to create SS and FF links
- Link geometries
- Adding link lags
- Text annotations
- Spotlighting/highlighting link chains
- Treating redundancies
- Overriding logic