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View and filter tasks in Task manager

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2019

View and filter tasks in Task manager

View and filter tasks in Task manager

You can view, select, highlight and filter tasks in different ways in Task manager.

To open Task manager , click Manage on the ribbon and then click Tasks.

Select tasks

To Do this
Select multiple tasks Do any of the following:
  • Hold down the Ctrl key and select the tasks.
  • Select the first task, hold down the Shift key and select the last task.
  • Select the first task and drag the mouse across the tasks that you want to select.
Select multiple tasks in the Gantt chart Do one of the following:
  • Select an area in the Gantt chart.
  • Drag the mouse on the header line in the Gantt chart to select a time period.

Task manager highlights the tasks that are within the selected area.

Show only the selected tasks in the task list
  1. Select one or more tasks in the task list.
  2. Click.
  3. Clickto show all tasks again.

Organize tasks in the task list

To Do this
Change the order of tasks Select a task and clickoruntil the task is in the desired location.

You can move more than one task at a time. When you move a task, the related subtasks are also moved.

Save the order of tasks Clickand select Save Current Order.

If you change the saved order of tasks and want Task manager to show the saved order again, click and select Return to Saved Order.

Change the hierarchy of tasks Select a task and do one of the following:
  • To increase the hierarchy, click.

    You can change a task to a subtask.

  • To decrease the hierarchy, click.

    You can change a subtask to a task.

You change the hierarchy of more than one task at a time.

Expand and collapse task hierarchies Select a task and do one of the following:
  • Clickto collapse the hierarchy of the selected task.

    Clickto collapse the hierarchy of all tasks that are on the same level as the selected task.

    Press Ctrl + to collapse the hierarchy of all tasks.

  • Clickto expand the hierarchy of the selected task.

    Clickto expand the hierarchy of all tasks that are on the same level as the selected task.

    Press Ctrl + to expand the hierarchy of all tasks.

Change the sorting direction Click a column heading to change the sorting direction. To reverse the direction, click the column heading again.

View tasks in the model

To Do this
Select the model objects of a task in the model In Task manager :
  1. Select a task in the task list.
  2. Click.
Highlight a task in the model In the model:
  1. Activate the Select tasks selection switch.
  2. Place the mouse pointer over a model object. If the object belongs to a task, Tekla Structures highlights the task.

    The green box shows the boundaries of the task in the model.

View the tasks related to a model object In the model:
  1. Ensure that the Select tasks selection switch is not active.
  2. Select a model object.
  3. Right-click and select Task > Show Related Task .

Task manager selects the related tasks in the task list. The model objects that belong to the related tasks are highlighted, but not selected, in the model.

Filter tasks

To Do this
Filter tasks in the task list You can filter tasks by status, contractor, task type, name, and start and end dates. You can set that the filtering shows only those tasks that are within your selection in the model.
  1. Click.
  2. Select the filters you want to use.
  3. Click Filter.
  4. Click Show all to show all tasks.

You can also filter tasks by entering a filter criterion in the search box in Task manager. The search covers all the task properties that are visible in the task list.

Tip:

You can create filters for tasks using the Tekla Structures selection and view filter functionality. The filters control which objects are shown in the model and which objects can be selected. When you use selection and view filters, the tasks in the current scenario are used in the filtering.

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