Visual Scheduling Tips & Tricks

Collapsing and expanding

Hide details or render them visible by collapsing and expanding

You can hide or show the details of resources, resource groups, orders, and service item lines by clicking the corresponding symbols.

Collapsing/expanding resources and resource groups

Click the according icon to expand or collapse a resource or a resource group. By expanding a resource, the response date will also become visible if not specified otherwise in the “Setup” dialog.

vss_collapse

Collapse

vss_expand

Expand

The Response Date

The response date is indicated by a milestone symbol taking different shapes depending on the status of the resource/resource group:

  • Expanded group: The allocation is later than the response date
vss_allocation_later_than_responsedate

  • Expanded group: The allocation is earlier than the response date
vss_allocation_earlier_than_responsedate

  • Collapsed group: The allocation is later than the response date
vss_allocation_collapsed

Collapsing/expanding orders in the order backlog

Collapsing and expanding in the order backlog is done by the according symbols that differ depending on the view you are working in. A collapsing level can be preset in the “Setup” dialog.

The order backlog in the "Two Gantt Charts" view

vss_order_backlog_tgcv2

The order backlog in the "Tree & Gantt Chart" view;

vss_collapse_expand_backlog

In this view, you can also collapse or expand by context menu, this at the same time giving you the opportunity of collapsing all nodes of the same level at once.

vss_collapse_order_backlog2