Adding/Modifying Calendars

NetPoint comes preloaded with two calendars for the user to start with. The first one is set upon installation of NetPoint. The second one called the Calendar Day calendar has every day as a working day. Additional calendars may be created, modified, and deleted through the Project Calendars window.

NOTE: If an object is copied from one schedule and pasted into another where its calendar is not defined, a warning will appear. By clicking OK, the object will be pasted, but its calendar will be reassigned to whichever calendar has been set as default for the schedule. To check or change the default calendar, see Default Properties for more details.

Steps

Defining

  1. Click Tools > Manage Calendars from the menu bar. The Project Calendars window will open.
  2. Click the New button. The Calendar Properties window will open.
  3. Enter a name.
  4. To add a list of pre-defined holidays and/or non-working days, choose a country or pre-existing calendar from the dropdown next to Templates and click Add to List.
  5. Check or uncheck any additional days and non-working.
  6. Enter any weather days.
  7. Click Add. The new calendar will be added to the Project Calendars window and the Calendar Properties window will reset.
  8. To add additional calendars, repeat steps 3-7.
  9. When finished, click the Exit icon.
  10. Click OK to save the changes and close.

Modifying

  1. Click Tools > Manage Calendars from the menu bar. The Project Calendars window will open.
  2. Select a calendar in the list and click Modify. The Calendar Properties window will open.
  3. Make desired changes.
  4. Click Update. The Calendar Properties window will reset.
  5. To modify additional calendars, repeat steps 2-4.
  6. When finished, click the Exit icon.
  7. Click OK to save the changes and close.

NOTE: The Calendar Days calendar, or any shared/global calendars, cannot be modified (for the Calendar Days calendar, the button will be disabled). If a calendar is modified which is assigned to an activity, then the start date and duration are held constant while the finish date is recalculated. However, if the activity has any constraints, then user input will be needed to resolve any violations. A calendar may never be modified if any of the objects it has been assigned to have been actualized. First de-actualize any objects before modifying the calendar. For more info, see Actualizing Objects.

Deleting

  1. Click Tools > Manage Calendars from the menu bar. The Project Calendars window will open.
  2. Select a calendar in the list and click Delete.
  3. In the confirmation, click Yes.
  4. To delete another calendar, repeat steps 2-3.
  5. When finished, click OK to save and close.

NOTE: A calendar cannot be deleted if it has been assigned to any objects, or if it has been set as the default calendar for the schedule.

Notes

Calendar Properties Window

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Field Definition
Name A text field for describing the calendar.
Share to all Projects A shared calendar will be copied to all new and existing schedules on the machine. For more info, see Shared Calendars (Global).
Templates A list of 23 countries (including 2 for the United States), complete with their national holidays and workweek, are provided as templates for creating a new calendar. Any user-defined calendars as well as the default calendars are also provided. This makes it possible to start with an existing calendar and make changes rather than redefine all the holidays from scratch.
Holidays Specific non-working periods.
Non-working Days Non-working days that repeat every week.
Weather Days A way to randomly assign non-working days due to external factors on a monthly basis. To prevent all of the weather days from falling on pre-existing non-working days (such as holidays or weekends), the number is adjusted by the pre-existing holidays and weekends. For example, if 7 weather days are entered for February (assuming a traditional US workweek and standard holidays), 5 weather days will fall on working days, and 2 weather days will fall on pre-existing non-working days.