User guide

Spotlighting/Highlighting Link Chains

As more and more relationships are added to the canvas, link geometries will continue to be optimized to minimize crossing and overlapping. Nevertheless, it can sometimes become difficult to discern...

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Adding Link Lags

A lag, also known as a link offset, is a way to prevent a link from collapsing to zero gap; or, in other words, to enforce an absolute minimum gap. Lags...

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Link Geometries

When creating a link for the first time, each possible geometry is ranked by a scoring system based on how many grids it passes through, or if it crosses over...

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Using Embeds to Create SS and FF Links

An embedded node (or embed), represented by single yellow circle, is placed on a host activity to allow finish-to-finish (FF) and start-to-start (SS) relationships. It may be placed to coincide with...

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Creating FS Links

The simplest kind of link, the finish-to-start (FS), represents a relationship where the successor cannot start before the predecessor finishes. If the predecessor and successor overlap on the timescale, an...

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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...

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Constraining Milestones

A constraint is a way to restrict the range that an object may move in time. If an object has been constrained, any attempt to move it beyond its constraint...

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Milestones and Benchmarks

Milestones and benchmarks are zero duration events that are used to represent key dates or moments in the schedule. Two types are available: a start milestone/benchmark, and a finish milestone/benchmark....

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Hammocks

Hammocks are a type of activity used to represent or summarize a group of other activities, milestones, and/ or benchmarks. They are different from regular activities in that they have...

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Info Objects/Attachments

Info objects are external files or attachments. Adding an info object to a milestone or benchmark is a way to embed a document on the event for viewing. An event...

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