Managing Predecessors in the Gantt Chart View

    This How-To Guide helps you understand how to edit existing or create new predecessors in the Inspire Planner Gantt chart.  Review video below:

     

    Once you have set up a project, created Tasks, and established the Duration, Start Date, Finish Date, and Predecessors, the Gantt chart should look similar to the image below.
     


    If you have set some predecessor relationships in the project plan view, those will be represented in the Gantt Chart by orange lines which connect two tasks. In the project shown above, the task relationships currently defined are the Finish to Start type. The line starts at the end of the predecessor task progress bar and connects to the beginning of the successor task progress bar. 

    To view, edit, or delete existing task relationships, double click on the orange line. This will open the predecessor details for the two connected tasks. 
     


    There are two ways you can create a new task relationship in the Gantt chart view. 

    Method One: Double click on the task progress bar to open the Task Information window. Click on the Predecessors tab then click Add. Open the alphabetized Task Name list to find and select the predecessor task. 
     


    Double click in the Type field to select from a list of four relationship types. Double click in the Lag field and use the up or down arrow to set a lag or lead time, if applicable. You can also just enter a numeric value in the field.  Click Apply to save the new predecessor relationship. 

    The new relationship will be represented by an orange line connecting the two tasks, as shown below. 
     


    Method Two: Hover over the progress bar for the task you are designating as the predecessor. You will see a circle at the beginning and the end of the task.

    • To create a Finish-To-Start relationship, click on the circle at the end of the predecessor task and drag it to the circle at the beginning of the successor task bar
    • To create a Start-To-Start relationship, click on the circle at the beginning of the predecessor task and drag it to the circle at the beginning of the successor task bar
    • To create a Finish-To_Finish relationship, click on the circle at the end of the predecessor task and drag it to the circle at the end of the successor task bar
    • To create a Start-To-Finish relationship, click on the circle at the beginning of the predecessor task and drag it to the circle at the end of the successor task bar.
       

     


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