One of the neat features on MS Project was to show relationships in lower window for any task highlighted in Gantt chart.  For example, line x for "Complete plans" in Gantt would show all predecessors and successors by line ID for "Complete plans" in line x.  Can anyone help with this in ProjectLibre?

Thanks,

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Hezequias Vasconcelos's picture

Hello TWR, good morning.

My suggestion is to use the connections between tasks. In this blog you will find the material with step by step explaining how to perform the interconnection between tasks.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=conexao%20projectlibre&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcanalopenproj.blogspot.com%2F2013%2F04%2Fcomo-conectar-tarefas-no-projectlibre.html&ei=NSZ1UfG2FqTL0QH9hIGwBw&usg=AFQjCNGsuJMgj9Gg2sgOxcHfoRWV3U9QSA

 

I hope i helped.

 

TWR's picture

Appreciate your time to answer.  I tried to follow it, but is it possible to get response in English?

Thank you

TWR

OB's picture

Bom Dia Hezequias,

Thank you for jumping in the forums and assisting the users.  Ard is another great community member and has been helpful in translation.  It is wonderful to see the collaboration!

 

All the best,

 

Marc

 

 

Hezequias Vasconcelos's picture

 

Hello Marc.
 
It's a pleasure to help the community ProjectLibre can count on me.
I'm working on mounting various tutorials and training materials for ProjectLibre and I soon available in Portuguese and English. I hope this way people can extract the maximum ProjectLibre to contribute in their work.
ardsur's picture

Hi TWR

I support your suggestion as it can be easy to see the relations (predecessor and successor) for each task .

Of course PL now has already several options to easy see the relations between tasks

- in the Gantt diagram, each link is indicated with a line between tasks, easy to see all relations (maybe zoom in a little); clicking on this line opens a window showing the details of the relation and allowing you to edit the links as well.

- on the left side of the Gantt diagram in tabel form you can have all predessors and  successors shown to you, just make the 2 columns Predeccessor and Successor visible and all details are there for you (type of link and even the lag, if any). I almost think this is even easier than an additional sub view to open and reducing the view on the Gantt bars.

 

thanks  Hezequias Vasconcelos for  giving the link to a blog that explains how to make relations, very clear and easy to understand.

And though my Portuguese is "as good as no existing" but with a translator in the Browser it was translated clear enough to understand.

ard

Hezequias Vasconcelos's picture

Hello Ard,

 

My blog is with native language Portuguese and translator from google to help in this matter. Glad I could help him now is to continue the work.
 
Success in your work.
TWR's picture

Ard,

Thank you very much for your response.  I'm aware of and use the 2 steps that you mentioned; however, my problem arises when there are many predecessors and successors associated with an individual task in a complex project.  Just looking at the Predecessors/Successors in tabular format doesn't give the associated task description - just line ID.  At least for me, this isn't very helpful compared with visual graphic representation showing both line ID and description.

Until ProjectLibre has the capability to show this as in MS Project, I'll continue to make a graphic representation on a separte piece of paper when I'm debugging a project.

My comments are only made to help make ProjectLibre a better product.  Even as is, ProjectLibre is a fantastic  tool and greatly appreciated.

TWR