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Example: Visualize a Task Manager schedule in the model

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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2017

Example: Visualize a Task Manager schedule in the model

Example: Visualize a Task Manager schedule in the model

You can use the Project Status Visualization tool to review the taskin the task manager, a representation of a piece of work that needs to be carried out in order to complete a project

schedules created in Task Manager.

In this example, you will first create object groups to define which tasks are shown in the model. The object groups are related to the current Task Manager scenarioview in the task manager which includes the tasks chosen and the task information defined by the user for a certain purpose

In different scenarios users can define alternative workflows by adding different tasks or dependencies between the tasks.

A scenario may include the tasks belonging to an entire project or a certain project phase, such as design, fabrication, or erection. In addition, a scenario may be related to certain deliverables, such as footings, a frame, or an HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) system.

. You will then create object representationrepresentation of a model object or an object group in a model view, such a representation being based on the color and transparency settings applied to the model object or the object group

settings to define how the tasks are shown in the model. Finally, you will review the task schedule using the Project Status Visualization tool.

  1. Create object groups for tasks:
    1. In Tekla Structures , go to the View tab and click Representation.
    2. Click Object group.
    3. In the Object group - Representation dialog box, create an object groupmodel objects with settings that match the settings that the user has defined for a certain purpose

      In Tekla Structures, an object group is used on the one hand to control the transparency and coloring of model objects in the views and on the other in project management. Object groups can also be used in filtering tools, for example in selection filter, to select all objects that match certain properties.

      with the following settings:

    4. Enter a name for the group, for example Completed , in the box next to the Save as button, and then click Save as.
    5. Repeat steps 1c - d to create an object group called Started. Use the following settings:

    6. Repeat steps 1c - d to create an object group called NotStarted. Use the following settings:

    7. Repeat steps 1c- d to create an object group called All. Use the following settings:

    8. Click Close.
  2. Create object representationthe way that the information included in a model is represented visually

    settings for tasks:

    1. In the Object Representation dialog box, select the object group Completed from the list in the Object group column.
    2. In the Color column, select a color for the object group, for example White.
    3. In the Transparency column, select a transparency setting for the object group, for example Visible.
    4. Click Add row to add a new row.
    5. Repeat steps 2a – d to define the color and transparency settings for the other object groups ( Started , NotStarted , and All ).

      For example, you can use the following settings:

      Enter a name for the object representation settings, for example Tasks , and then click Save as

    6. Click OK.
  3. Review the task schedule using Project Status Visualization :
    1. In Tekla Structures , go to the Manage tab and click Project status.
    2. Select Tasks from the Object representation list.
    3. Click the step buttons to change the Review date and to view the changes in the model.

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