Mode Icons

Mode icons provide quick access from the canvas to important functions.

Open Gestural Interface The gestural interface is a window for crashing, extending, or repositioning activities and other objects without the need for the keyboard. For detailed instructions, see Fine-Tuning/Gestural Controls. Shortcut: CTRL+G.
Open Zoom/Stretch Controls Zooming and stretching will only temporarily enhance readability on screen. They will have no effect on the printed page and they will reset when the project is printed or saved and closed. For detailed instructions, see Adjusting Zoom and Stretch. Shortcuts: CTRL+ +/-/1/0 (zoom) and SHIFT+ +/-/1/0 (stretch).
Open Schedule Properties Schedule Properties is a window for customizing and formatting the entire plan. For detailed instructions, see Schedule Properties.
Run Automated Layout Automated layouts enhance the organization of the schedule by assisting with, or completely taking control of, the placement and layout of objects in the network. Underneath the hood, dozens of factors are taken into account, including relationships between activities, link geometries, text and description lengths and positions, and grid and canvas dimensions. Click the down arrow for more options. For detailed instructions, see Running the Engine.
Enable/Disable Logic  Logic is a mode whereby object relationships are enforced. When turned on, NetPoint will heal a negative-gap link as it forms to preserve the logic of the original relationship. For detailed instructions, see Overriding Logic.
Change Planning Mode In GPM Planning Mode, activities can be scheduled anywhere between their early and late dates without the need for setting a constraint and reducing total float. In Early Dates Mode, all connected activities are pulled back to their traditional CPM early-start dates. In Late Dates Mode, all connected activities are pushed forward to their traditional CPM late-start dates. Click the down arrow to jump to a specific mode. For detailed instructions, see GPM, Early, and Late Dates Modes.
Enter/Exit Visual Target Mode In Visual Target Mode, activities that are ahead of or behind schedule can be made either smaller, larger, or lighter or darker, resulting in a visual comparison. This formatting will have NO effect on colors or sizes specified outside of Visual Target Mode and the two will be stored separately. Visual Target Mode requires at least one target to have been captured by the user and a base and alternate designated. For detailed instructions, see Visual Target Mode. Shortcut: CTRL+T.
Hide/Show Resource Profiles The resource profile displays total and cumulative resource consumption in a chart at the bottom of the canvas. For detailed instructions, see Viewing the Resource Profile. Shortcut: CTRL+R.
Hide/Show Resource Limits A limit is an object that restricts how much of a resource may be used at any given time. It is drawn on the canvas, like an activity, with a certain height and “duration”. The height at which the limit is drawn corresponds to the maximum value activities can consume of that resource when overlapping with the limit. For detailed instructions, see Limiting Resource Consumption.
Change Display Mode The Global Edit Mode (GEM) allows you to reposition object fields (e.g. descriptions, dates, durations, etc.) for multiple objects at a time. Upon entering GEM, all dates become fixed, and no object property boxes are accessible. However, object descriptions can still be modified by double-clicking them on the canvas. Date Lock mode prevents any changes to horizontal positions of objects on the canvas; however, activity dates can still be changed via their property boxes, and all objects can still be moved to different grids. For detailed instructions, see Repositioning Fields and Locking Relative Positions. Shortcut: CTRL+D, CTRL+E..