Establish a Work Breakdown Structure

Use the Work Breakdown Structure screen to define a work breakdown structure (WBS) by adding mass types and sub-WBS codes and their properties. A WBS is a hierarchical structure for organizing a project. A WBS can, for example, reflect cost structures, locations, work processes, and/or building/construction elements.

Ways to access

  • In the Tilos Explorer, click + to expand Project Data. Then, double-click Work Breakdown Structure.


Establish a work breakdown structure

  1. To add a main element at the top level, click the Add Mass Type icon on the right side.

  2. Confirm/specify these WBS properties:

    • WBS Path - This read-only field takes its value from the Name field ...

    • Name - Enter a number used for building a path expression to that specific element.

    • Description Path -

    • Description -

    • Background Color - Color assignments can be used to display in grouped Gantt charts.

    • Activity Shape Color -

    • Activity Line Color -

    • Picture - Picture assignments can be used to display in grouped Gantt charts. Pictures can be imported in the Graphics Library.

    • WBS ID -

    • Import Action -

    • Import Run Number -

  3. To add a sub-element/child in the hierarchy, select the appropriate top-level line (parent level) and click the Add Sub-WBS Code icon.

  4. Confirm/specify the same WBS properties described above.

  5. To delete a line/level, select it and click the Delete icon.

Note: A WBS can be imported in an XML file from other applications via the XML Data (XML) import format. For details, see the Import and Export Data chapter.

Note: Each activity can be assigned to one WBS line in the Object Properties pane > Details tab. The activity - WBS relationship can also be imported with activities.

Note: A report that uses the WBS is Grouping a Gantt Chart by Work Breakdown Structure. Then all performance data is summarized on WBS levels too.

Figure: Work Breakdown Structure