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jesseck
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎09-08-2008
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Task order within Projects

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04-05-2012 02:37 PM

When I add 3 tasks to a project, they ordered in the Task list by both Start Date (ascending) and Task Number (Ascending).  If I forgot a Task, and add it at a later time, this Task is displayed below any task with a lower Task Number.  Is there a way to re-order the display so that Task Number is not taken into account initially, but rather the End Date (or parent/child prerequisites) and then Task Number?

 

For Example, I create 3 tasks:

TASK01 with StartDate 01/01/12 and EndDate 01/03/12

TASK02 with StartDate 01/04/12 and EndDate 01/04/12, Prerequisite TASK01

TASK03 with StartDate 01/05/12 and EndDate 01/06/12, Prerequisite TASK02

 

The order is as I expect, and the Gantt chart is ordered and easy to read.  However, if I add TASK04 with StartDate 01/01/12 and EndDate 01/01/12, and set TASK01 to use TASK04 as a prerequisite, the Project Item (Task) order will be as follows:

 

TASK01 with StartDate 01/01/12 and EndDate 01/03/12, Prerequisite TASK04

TASK04 with StartDate 01/01/12 and EndDate 01/01/12

TASK02 with StartDate 01/04/12 and EndDate 01/04/12, Prerequisite TASK01

TASK03 with StartDate 01/05/12 and EndDate 01/06/12, Prerequisite TASK02

 

The Gantt would appear to be "cleaner" if the TASK04 were inculded above TASK01 in the Project Item list.  As of now, it seems the EndDate is not taken into account for the task order.  Aside from the EndDate, it would also help if the Prerequisite was taken into account when building the Project Items list (so that child items appear below parents).

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michelle.stone
Posts: 228
Registered: ‎02-21-2012
Message 2 of 4 (157 Views)

Re: Task order within Projects

04-05-2012 03:27 PM in reply to: jesseck

Are you adding the tasks into the task workspace, or creating them on the fly?  (another post dealing with this: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-PLM-360/Can-Tasks-be-created-from-inside-Project-Management/t...)

 

Creating a task in the workspace is done here:

Task_workspace.png

 

On the fly would be done on the 'Schedule' tab of the Project Management workspace:

on_the_fly_task.png

 

I'm looking into this for you, but knowing which method you are using will help.

 

Thanks!

Michelle



Michelle Stone
PLM Product Manager
Autodesk, Inc.
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jesseck
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎09-08-2008
Message 3 of 4 (145 Views)

Re: Task order within Projects

04-05-2012 10:55 PM in reply to: michelle.stone

Michelle, The screenshots you included show what I am doing.  I have a Project, and I'm adding "sub tasks" that were not initially included.  I am creating these new sub-tasks the Task using the Tasks interface, and then adding the Task to the Project.

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michelle.stone
Posts: 228
Registered: ‎02-21-2012
Message 4 of 4 (126 Views)

Re: Task order within Projects

04-06-2012 04:21 PM in reply to: jesseck

Thanks again for your feedback.  I reproduced your concern and will share it here for others and pass along the desire to take end date and prerequisites into account when displaying the timeline.

 

task.png



Michelle Stone
PLM Product Manager
Autodesk, Inc.
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