Look and feel of the visual schedule

The structure of the schedule

The VAPS provides you with a visual drag & drop frontend to manage your production schedule.

Since the VAPS is a Gantt Chart, it naturally has all its characteristics and elements:

  • A time scale at the top.
  • A table at the left.
  • On the right below the time scale, a diagram displaying the schedule with a calendar in the background indicating work free periods in grey while working times appear in white.
  • In addition, a menu ribbon  is placed above the plan:

The item “NETRONIC VAPS” summarizes all menu options that we think are the most frequently used ones:

All options of the VAPS can be found under “Actions”:

In case the “Actions” item is not visible in the menu ribbon, click “More options". To hide it again, click “Fewer options”.

Please note, that, depending on the task you are currently working on (setting-up the VAPS, working in a simulation etc., the contents of the menu ribbon will differ. 

View color modes


The VAPS offers different views that let you stress different aspects of your plan by defining and using certain colors for the bars depending on the things you want to highlight. This will help you tackle certain challenges and answer certain questions. The links will lead you to the detailed explanation of the respective view:

Item View

Machine/Work Center View

Production Order View

Production Order Status View

Progress View

Availability View

Wait Times View