Splitting

Sometimes, it might be helpful divide activity into two separate activities. For example, an in-progress activity could be split at the data date, separating the finished portion from the remaining portion as two distinct activities. Any un-actualized activity, or un-actualized portion of an activity, can be split.

After splitting, NetPoint will automatically maintain any links directly into and out of the original activity, while creating a new finish-to-start link between the new activities. if the original activity had an embedded node before the split date, it will be part of the first activity. If the embed falls after the split date, it will be part of the second activity. Either way, the embed’s date will always be maintained. The lag may or may not be recalculated, depending on its type and behavior. Any unlinked embeds will be deleted. Both activities will maintain the original bar color and node color, display settings, any code assignments, and any parent hammock. However, annotations and target information will only remain with the first activity. Any fields that were re-positioned will be reset for both.

Steps

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, move the cursor over a given activity, stopping at the date desired for the split.
  2. Right-click and choose Split Activity. The Split and Link Activity window will open.
  3. When finished, click OK.

Notes

Split and Link Activity Window

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First Activity
Field Definition
Description The original activity’s description, prefixed with “Start”.
Abbr. Desc. The original activity’s abbeviated description, appended with “S”.
Activity ID The original activity’s ID prefixed with “S”.
Second Activity
Field Definition
Description The original activity’s description, prefixed with “Comp”
Abbr. Desc. The original activity’s abbreviated description, appended with “C”.
Activity ID The original activity’s ID prefixed with “C”.
“Per Duration “Resource Assignment
Field Definition
Assign to first activity When chosen, any resources assigned “per duration” are assigned to the first activity. Resources assigner “per day” are maintained on both.
Assign to last activity When chosen, any resources assigned “per duration” are assigned to the second activity. Resources assigner “per day” are maintained on both.
Assign proportionally When chosen, any resources assigned “per duration” are assigned to both activities.  For example, if 10 carpenters were assigned per duration and it were split in 1/3, 4 would be assigned per duration to the first activity and 6 would be assigned to the second activity (if decimals arise, the first activity’s quantity will be rounded-up and the second activity’s will be rounded-down). Resources assigner “per day” are maintained on both.