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Additional Options

Use Holidays

When this option is activated, holiday definitions are considered during scheduling; otherwise, all holidays are ignored. Note that this option is disabled if no holidays have been defined. This option is automatically activated when holidays are initially created.

Use Calendars

When this option is activated, calendar definitions are considered during scheduling; otherwise, all calendars are ignored. Note that this option is disabled if no calendars have been defined. This option is automatically activated when calendars are initially created.

Compute individual critcal paths for each separate supertask.

When this option is selected, the scheduling algorithm calculates a separate critical path for each supertask in the project.

By default, the project's early finish time is treated as the starting point for the calculation of the backward pass (which calculates the late start schedule). The late finish time for each supertask is then determined during the backward pass on the basis of the precedence constraints. If a target date is placed on the finish time of a supertask, the late finish time of the supertask is further constrained by this value. However, when this option is activated, the scheduling algorithm requires that the late finish time of each subtask be less than or equal to the early finish time of the supertask.

Allow supertask durations to drive the late finish calculation.

When this option is activated, the scheduling algorithm uses the specified supertask duration to compute the maximum allowed late finish for each supertask. Otherwise, the maximum allowed late finish time is determined by the supertask span, as computed from the span of all the subtasks of the supertask.

Aggregate rather than constrain supertask resource requirements.

When this option is selected, the resource requirements for all supertasks are used only for aggregation purposes and not for resource-constrained scheduling.

Ignore resource requirements for all supertasks.

When this option is activated, the resource requirements for all supertasks are ignored.

Allow completed or in-progress activities to have nonzero float.

When this option is selected, the scheduling algorithm allows activities that are completed or in progress to have nonzero float. For more information on float, see total float and free float in the glossary . By default, all completed or in-progress activities have zero float.

Update predecessors of completed or in-progress activities.

When this option is selected, the scheduling algorithm assumes automatic completion (or start) of activities that are predecessors to activities already completed (or in progress). For example, if activity B is a successor of activity A, and B has an actual start time (or actual finish time or both) specified while A has no actual start or actual finish time, then the algorithm assumes that A must have already finished. Activity A is assigned an actual start time and an actual finish time consistent with the precedence constraints.

Allow in-progress activities to split if resources are insufficient.

When this option is activated, the scheduling algorithm allows activities that are in progress at the time now date to be split if they cause resource infeasibilities. During resource allocation, any activities with early start values less than the time now date are scheduled even if there are not enough resources. This is true even for activities that are in progress. This option permits an activity to be split into two segments at the time now date, allowing the second segment of the activity to be scheduled later when resource levels permit. Note that activities with a target date alignment type of mandatory start or mandatory finish are not allowed to be split; also, activities without resource requirements are not split.

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