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Primavera P6 Tips And Tricks [PDF]


In this article, you will learn some Primavera P6 Tips And Tricks, which defines the types of activity dates available in the module & how they are used to plan and schedule your project.

Top Primavera P6 Tips And Tricks & Primavera P6 Shortcuts:

1-Find Your Activities In Primavera P6

To search for activities manually is time-consuming & impractical. You can use Ctrl + F to search for the activity name within your activities.

2-Use “F9” To Schedule In Primavera P6

One of Primavera P6 Tips And Tricks is when you want to run a Schedule for your project, you need to click on at least three different buttons. However, pressing F9 will take you to the Schedule immediately. Moreover, this function will show the changes within the schedule, which is a perfect tool for reviewing entries for errors & missing information.

3-Close Open Projects In Primavera P6

One of top Primavera P6 Shortcuts is when you want to close any open projects, you just need to click on Ctrl+W

4-Link Activities (Creating Finish To Start “FS” Relationship) In Primavera P6

One of most useful Primavera P6 Tips And Tricks is when you want to create Finish To Start relationship between activities, you just need to click in two activities or more and right click and then click on Link Activities.

5-Check Open End Activities

One of Primavera P6 Tips And Tricks is to check and remove open ends in the activity network. A good starting point is to look for the list of activities without successors/predecessors in the Scheduling/Leveling Report, which can be shown on the Schedule window (F9 or Tools >Schedule>View Log).

6-Fill Down To Copy Data 

Suppose that we have ten activities & their descriptions are very similar. So instead of typing all these descriptions, you need to select all these activities but remember you should first click on the columns that you want to be filled in the other rows & then pressing Shift bottom & then select the other rows. Then right click on the selected area and choose to fill down.

7-Disable Auto Reorganization

Auto reorganization applies to activities on the window-level data only; For example, activities in the Activities window may be reorganized using this feature, (For Example: if you filter for a number of activities, and your changing the original duration of each one of these activities and sorting by the original duration,then auto reorganization will change the organization every time you change the original duration)

To Disable Auto-Reorganization: With any window active, choose Tools, Disable Auto-Reorganization

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