Any Schedule you create in your system can be viewed as a Gantt via the Gantt View tab. On this view you can see your Task Groups and Tasks represented by horizontal blocks across weeks of time.
Please review this article for an introduction to this view, and a walk through of how you can adjust your Schedule using this view.
Where to access this view
Navigate to any Schedule in your system. By default, you will land on the Grid View. Click the Gantt View button to move to that view
What you can see here
The Gantt View will display all items from the grid view, but in a more visual way. Here on my Gantt I can see:
- The date span of my Schedule, from the date of the first task to the last. The Gantt can display up to 52 weeks at a time.
- A dark grey vertical highlight to represent today's date. The shades of grey across the days/ weeks pulls from the content on your Work Calendar, representing days that your office is or is not open.
- The Task name, number and initials of the person or role assigned to the Task.
- A horizontal bar to represent the time span to complete the Tasks within this Task Group.
- A horizontal bar to represent the time span allocated to complete particular Tasks within this group. The date(s) also displays here, as well as the Task Status.
- Should you have set up dependences between Tasks, these will show as lines on the Gantt.
What you can do here
1. Toggle between a weekly or monthly view of the Schedule content. Click the week or month icon as needed.
2. Click, drag and drop the Task Group and all of its Tasks to a different start and end date range.
- Should any Task have a dependency line to another Task, it will be preserved if you drag/ drop Tasks around the Gantt. The dependency line will change to a bright orange colour should your change(s) make the dates "illegal" ie. the dependent Task now has a start date that is before the predecessor Task.
- You can see a maximum of 52 weeks on the Weekly View.
- The system will do it's best to preserve the number of days for a Task. As such, when you drag/ drop, you may see the Task bar size increase or decrease. For example, a 5 day Task set from a Monday to a Friday, would appear longer on the Gantt if moved to start on a Tuesday. The Task would pass through the Saturday and Sunday, not counting them as work days, and be due the following Monday, making the Task bar longer.
- Should your Tasks include start and due times, and your dragging and dropping causes one of those times to be "illegal", that time may no longer appear.