Converting Files to Folders

All schedules created before version 4.1, release 22 Mar 13 must be converted to projects before they can be opened. At this time, converting these schedules must be done one at a time. This can be done outside of NetPoint by browsing for the file in Windows Explorer, or inside NetPoint through the file menu. Instructions for both are provided.

Upon converting, a folder of the same name will be created, the file will be automatically moved inside it, and the filename will be changed to “NetPointFile.np4.” In the event that you change your mind or something goes wrong during the import, a back-up copy of the schedule will automatically be saved to the original location with “-backUp” appended to the end. For a list of other changes, see the notes end of this section.

Steps

Outside of NetPoint

  1. In an explorer window, browse for the desired file.
  2. Double-click the .npt or .np4 file, or right-click and choose Open.

NOTE: If a message opens, see Troubleshooting Opening for more info.

From Within NetPoint

  1. First, choose File > Convert .np4 file to Project Folder from the menu bar.
  2. Browse for the desired file and click Open.

NOTE: If a message opens, see Troubleshooting Opening for more info.

Notes

Descriptions as Annotations

Descriptions that were being displayed as annotations in legacy schedules will be converted to conventional annotations. We recommend re-displaying the descriptions for these objects and deleting the annotations to avoid any unexpected behavior.

Lags on Non-FS Links

Lags on link types other than finish-to-start are no longer supported. Therefore, upon opening a schedule that contains them, an error message will display, the lags will be automatically removed, and the affected links will be spotlighted on the canvas.

Custom Positions of Data Elements

Data elements (durations, dates, descriptions, etc.) that have been positioned more than 3″ away from their host objects will be reset, and their host objects will be spotlighted on the canvas.