Visual Scheduling Tips & Tricks

The Capacities View

The Capacities View shows capacity loads categorized by work centers and machine centers thus visualizing bottlenecks and conflicts concerning delivery dates at one glance.

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Elements and symbols in the Capacities View

Calendar

A calendar in the background of the Gantt chart shows non-working times in grey, working times in white. By clicking the according icons, non-working periods can either be hidden or shown.

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Bars

Each operation of a Production Order is represented by a bar, the color of which depending on the belonging order's category. The bars of the operations are colored during working times and white during non-working times.

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Categories

Categories in the Capacities View are distinguished by the same colors as in the Production Order View.

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Links

Depending on the settings you have specified in the "Setup" dialog, links between operations are shown after having clicked one operation of the according Production Order.

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Due date

When moving the mouse cursor over an operation, the according due date is shown .

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Sorting order

To change the sorting order of either work center or machine center, open the context menu of the according center:

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Histograms

A histogram below the Gantt chart displays the capacity load of the according work center/machine center. When moving the mouse onto a work or a machine center in the Capacity View, its row will temporarily be marked by a bluish-grey background thus being selected to be visualized in the histogram.

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In the histogram, the sections highlighted in red indicate a capacity problem at the machine center „Bryan Walton“ that ought to be solved by rescheduling.

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