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P6 Reference Manual

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Primaverea P6 Project Management - Referene Manual
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You can open WBS, projects, and resource assignment layouts, and the
following types of activity layouts: Activity Tables, Activity and Resource
Usage Spreadsheets and Profiles, Gantt Charts, Activity Networks,
Activity Details, and Trace Logic. Split the Activities window into top and
bottom panes to display different types of layouts at the same time. For
example, show an Activity Table in the top pane and a Resource Usage
Profile in the bottom pane.

For additional information
about layout types and
examples of sample layouts,
see “Quick Tour” on page 13.

Refer to the following examples:

Click the Layout Options bar
to display a menu of options
that you can use to
customize the top and
bottom panes of the
Activities window.

Click Show on Top and Show
on Bottom to select the layout
type displayed in each area
of the Activities window.

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Activity Table

Displays activity
information in
spreadsheet format. Use
this type of layout to
quickly update a project.

Click the Show/Hide Bottom Layout button to
display the top layout in an expanded view.

You can use filters and
data grouping to see
only those activities that
occur in your current
status cycle.

Activity Usage
Spreadsheet

Displays units, costs, or
earned value data by
activity over time. Use
this type of layout to
review per period and
rolled up activity
resource/cost data.

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Gantt Chart

Provides a graphical
display of activity
progress over the
course of the project.
Use this layout to
review or analyze the
schedule.

Click the Relationship Lines
button to view relationships in the
Gantt Chart.

Activity Network

Provides a graphical
display of activities,
including logical
relationships. Activity
Network can be
displayed in the top
layout only. The left
side of this example
displays the WBS
hierarchy, while the
right side shows the
activity flow in
graphical format. Use
this layout to change
the sequence of
activities as your
project evolves.

To quickly zoom in on an Activity
Network box, hold down the Alt key,
then click and drag your mouse in the
Activity Network section.

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Activity Details

Displays and enables
you to modify detailed
information for an
activity you select in
either the Activity Table
or Activity Network.
This type of layout can
be displayed in the
bottom layout only. Use
this layout type to add
and update activities.

To show or hide any of the
Detail tabs, right-click on a tab
title and choose Customize
Activity Details.

Activity Usage Profile

Displays a time
distribution of activity
units and costs in a Bar
Chart format. This
profile can be displayed
in the bottom layout
only. Use this layout type
to review the labor use
for activities in a specific
timeperiod.

You can display usage for all
activities, or choose Selected
Activities to display usage for
only the highlighted
activities.

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Resource Usage
Spreadsheet

Displays resource data
in spreadsheet format.
This spreadsheet can be
displayed in the bottom
layout only. Use this
layout type to view
resource allocation over
time, according to a
timescale you specify.

You can display activities by selected resource or assignment.

Resource Usage
Profile

Displays a time
distribution of resource
units and costs in
relation to activities in a
Bar Chart format. This
profile can be displayed
in the bottom layout
only. Use this layout
type to analyze resource
levels with the schedule.

To display a pop-up box
containing totals for a
specific month, double-click
that month’s bar in the graph.

You can also display the
profile as a histogram
using different colors and
patterns for multiple
resources. Click the
Display Options Bar and
choose Stacked
Histogram.

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Trace Logic

Provides a graphical
display of dependency
relationships for an
activity you select in
either the Activity Table
or Activity Network.
Trace Logic can be
displayed in the bottom
layout only. Use this
layout type to easily move
forward and backward
through the plan to view
the critical path.

To quickly zoom in on a box, hold down the
Alt key, then click and drag your mouse in
the Trace Logic layout.

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