Time-location view shows the schedule of the tasks and locations at the same time. This makes it effective for planning the project schedule.
How to use Time-Location view?
Time is displayed vertically and location (stations) horizontally. Tasks are diagonal lines drawn from their start station and start time to their finish station and finish time. Lines are descending when the task starts from its low station and ascending when the task starts from its high station.
The location-wise work sequence is clearly visible in the time-location view. Tasks taking place at the same time in the same place appear as crossed lines, which makes it easy to detect and optimize the schedule. Schedule can be easily modified in case only one work phase at a time fits to one specific location.
Tasks are displayed as boxes if they are non-linear. If task direction is set to low to high or high to low station tasks are displayed as lines. This can be modified under task properties --> Location --> Direction of work.
Task lines are labeled with task name labels. The contents of the label can be modified in task properties window on the right hand side.
Task start time is changed by dragging the task line from the task’s start station (upper end of the line). Similarly, the duration is changed by dragging from the task’s finish station. If task has a dependency, task can't be changed unless the predecessor task is modified first. Task duration can't be modified this way if the task has a resource type. Task duration can only be modified by editing/deleting the resource type under "Resource type" tab in task properties.
Milestones are shown in Time-Location view if a task has a dependency for the milestone in question. In this case milestones are displayed as gray boxes attached to the milestone location.
Usage breaks are drawn as red boxes along the horizontal location line covering the usage break station and timespans.
Dependencies in Time-Location view are created by dragging task line horizontally, while in Gantt the task bars are dragged vertically.
In order to create dependency hover mouse over the task line (beginning or end of the line). Once your mouse has a crosshair pointer cursor (+) the drag the red line to a task you wish to create dependency for.
Task dependencies can also be defined in task properties by determining a task predecessor or task successor tasks.
Dependency types are as follows: