User guide

Dissolving

If the need arises to delete an activity without deleting its logic relationships, dissolving can be useful. Dissolving an activity or delay will completely remove it from the network, while...

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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...

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Text Annotations

Annotations can be used to add text directly to a specific object. Text can include a note, a comment, or a custom data field. When you add an annotation to an...

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Constraining Activities

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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Activities and Delays

Activities are the building blocks of a schedule. They have a start date and a finish date, represented by end nodes, and they span a certain period of time. In...

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Setting Defaults

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Default properties can be modified before objects are placed on the canvas to avoid having to modify them afterwards. For example, if you want all milestones to have a certain...

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Interacting with the Canvas

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The NetPoint timescale is both interactive and instantaneous. When the mouse is moved over the canvas, the date and day of the week display above the cursor. As the cursor...

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Building a Schedule

In NetPoint, a schedule is created by drawing or placing objects—such as activities, milestones, and benchmarks—on a time-scaled calendar called the canvas. Each object represents a real-world task or event....

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GPM, Early, and Late Dates-Modes

NetPoint is based on the Graphical Path Method (GPM®), an innovative scheduling algorithm that governs the behavior of activities and events in a network-based schedule. However, activities, and their resource...

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Password Permissions

NetPoint provides two options for securing a schedule with a password. The first option (Password required for READ) will prevent the schedule from even being opened unless the password is...

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