Whether or not one layout is “better” than another is oftentimes subjective. With the introduction of layouts, a number of new statistics are available to help you objectively analyze different aspects of your schedule. For example, the number of activities divided by the number of weeks can tell you how busy your schedule is; and the number of links divided by the number of activities can tell you how dense the logic is. Characteristics like these and other “vital-signs” can be found in the Statistics view of the Layout Manager. Instructions are provided below.
- Click from the menu bar.
- To choose a different layout, select it in the list and click Apply.
- If the layout on the canvas contained unsaved changes, a warning will open. To save, click Cancel and see Creating New Layouts. Otherwise, click Apply, Discard Changes. The canvas will update with the network of the selected layout
- Choose the Statistics view.
- Click Save or Close to both save and close the manager.
The following will always correspond to the layout currently being viewed on the canvas.
|Sum Link Score||The sum of the link scores for all links in the network. For more info, see Setting Defaults.|
|Number of Redundant Links||The number of redundant links in the network. For more info, see Treating Redundancies.|
|Number of Convoluted Links||The number of links with a score beneath the indicated threshold. By default, the threshold will be set at 25 until it’s set in the Links view, at which point whatever threshold was last used there will also be used here. For more info, see Setting Defaults.|
|Number of Active Grids||The number of grids with objects placed on them by the layout engine.|
|Net Sum Link Score||The sum of the link scores for all links in the network excluding links between lanes if present. For more info, see Setting Defaults.|
|Mean Link Score||The sum of the link scores for all links in the network divided by the number of links in the network. For more info, see Setting Defaults.|
|Mean Activity Score||The sum of the activity scores for all activities in the network divided by the number of activities in the network. For more info, see Setting Defaults.|
|Logic Index||The number of valid links between activities (i.e. excluding redundant links) divided by the total number of activities.|
|Average Timeline Density||The number of activities divided by the number of weeks (for a schedule in days) from the first object to the last object in the schedule. For a schedule in hours, it would be per day; for a schedule in months, it would be per quarter; etc.).|
|2 percentile activity duration||The value which 2% of all activities have a duration less than or equal to. The width of these activities on the canvas can be set in the Dimensions view of the Placement view.|
|100th Percentile Period Density||The highest number of activities scheduled per week (for a schedule in days). For a schedule in hours, it would be per day; for a schedule in months, it would be per quarter; etc.).|