Gantt Chart View

Gantt charts are used to monitor the project in relation to the time or distance axis. Gantt charts can be embedded into a cell of any view, but can be also shown as a separate chart. One Gantt chart represents one or more sub-projects inside the current file.

To open a Gantt Chart view in the Main window, open the dialog "Create a new view" and select a Time Gantt or a Distance Gantt as a "Type of View".

Gantt Chart (Time) and Gantt Chart (Location)

Facts on the Gantt Charts

A Gantt chart can have an unlimited number of rows.

The text panel shows the information about the activities and can be placed left or right to the Gantt chart. 

Traditionally, the Gantt chart time scale is horizontal, but Gantt charts embedded in cells can also have a vertical time axis.

Activities created by importing data or using the Time Distance view get added at the end of the Gantt Chart.

Gantt chart display modes

To organize a Gantt Chart there are two modes to display the Activities of the current project.

Not-grouped Mode

In this mode, you can define the sequence of the rows, as well as which activities are on which line by itself. This is done with the mouse pointer by moving activities just between the bar lines with the mouse. This means that you/the project manager have full control of the order and how to organize the activities within the Gantt chart.

If activities are created in a time-distance diagram or in an activity list for each new activity is a new row generated as well.

Additionally, a user-defined sort order can be applied. For this reason, you cannot move the vertical position of the bar lines any longer as it is given by the defined sort order.

Group Mode

Based on the grouping criteria all Activities with the same information are grouped under a virtual summary Activity or appear on the same bar row.  

Grouping can be executed over multiple levels. In grouped mode, multiple different display modes can be applied.