Automated layouts are generated by running a schedule through the layout engine. Each time the layout engine is run, a new layout is automatically created and stored in the Layouts view of the Layout Manager, alongside any other manual or automated layouts.
Running the layout engine can be as complex or as simple as needed. If you use the default or most recently saved settings, it can be run with just the click of a button. This may be useful for a novice user or for an already-optimized schedule, where, over the course of the schedule life-cycle, a particular strategy has proven to yield a consistently desirable layout. Alternatively, a variety of settings can be adjusted in the Layout Manager, isolating the effects of the minutest of changes and giving advanced users even greater control over the resulting layouts.
Any settings that are saved using the Save button will be shared across schedules and across sessions of NetPoint.
This section details instructions for the following:
- Running the engine
- Locking objects on grids
- Setting up swimlanes