Adding Schedules - Procedures

Schedules are dynamic drawing entities that extract information from the job file and place it in a user-defined table. You may customize the default schedules to include as much or as little information as you would like. Schedules update at every redraw and will automatically expand or contract as the number of related entities increases or decreases. Schedules may be pasted directly into a view in Model Mode or onto a Reports page.

Each cell has its own intrinsic length associated with the selected field. You may increase or decrease the cell size, as desired.

  1. From the Add menu choose Drawing - Schedule, or from the Drawing/Schedules Toolkit, select image\schedule-button.jpg.
  2. To use a predefined schedule, choose one from the Schedule Name menu. Saved schedules will be added to this list.
  3. Otherwise, select a schedule type from the Schedule Type pull-down menu.
  4. If desired, you may change the current Description.
  5. Attach To Project or Metric Type option: For Isolines Legend Schedules, this option is Metric Type. For all other Schedule Types, this option is Attach to Project.
  6. The Display Name File enables you to display the schedule's selected fields in a language other than English. Currently, Spanish, French and Portuguese are available. Click on the Manage button. In the next dialog, pick the language that you want from the Display Name File menu. More information on Display Name Files here.
  7. A default schedule layout is available for each Schedule Type. You may customize the schedule layout by choosing additional or alternate selected fields, reordering the schedule, changing the cell length, and/or changing the color.
  8. Style Options:
  9. Schedule Orientation:
  10. Range of Entities to Include in Schedule:
  11. Font Options:
  12. Schedules extract data from all associated entities in their category. You may filter which Calculation Points, LPD Areas and Stat Areas are referenced by using the Project Manager dialog. The Statistical Summary Specification button ()is located in the upper-left corner of the Schedule Manager dialog. In Project Manager, select the appropriate Entity (CalcPts, etc.). Next, in the Sum column unselect any items that you do not wish to include in the schedule. (Stretch the dialog's width if necessary to see all of the columns.) Click OK to keep these changes and return to the Schedule Manager dialog.
  13. To Save this schedule so that it may be reused in any other job file, click the Save button () located in the upper-left corner of the Schedule Manager dialog. Specify the name  (we recommend the following format: Schedule Type - Description), then click the Save button. Click OK. Depending on which mode you were in when the schedule was selected (Model or Reports), the saved schedule will be saved in the Model Mode Schedules or Reports Schedules dialog.
  14. Schedules may be used in other applications by copying them to the Clipboard. The Copy button () is also located in the upper-left part of the Schedule Manager dialog.
  15. Click OK.
  16. Locate the schedule on the drawing and click the left mouse button. The cursor is located at the upper-left corner of the schedule. You can dynamically re-size the schedule before clicking, by using the Ctrl+Shift + Up Arrow and Ctrl+Shift + Down Arrow keys on your keyboard.