Visual Scheduling Tips & Tricks

The Capacity View

The Capacity 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 Capacity View

Calendar

A calendar in the background of the Gantt chart shows non-working times in grey, working times in white.

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

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Links

Links between operations are shown after having clicked one operation of the according production order.

Capacity curve

In the VPS, you can show a capacity curve in the Resource View, to see free and exceeded capacities, a red box indicating an overload.

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