Activities within the gantt chart

Activities and tasks are visualized within the gantt chart. To describe activities, two different types of bars are available. Planned activities are represented as task bar objects. In contrast progress bars are used to describe actual activities.


Grouping bars

Multiple bars can be grouped together to define a summary bar. If the time span of a containing activity is changed the overall time span of the summary is adjusted contemporaneously. Furthermore an entire summary bar can be moved with the mouse.


Connecting bars

To transform complex relations of activities among each other, into the more abstract view model of a gantt chart, bars can be connected to each other. If two or more bars are connected by using a “fix” connection, changes made to one bar are delegated to all referring connected bars.


Defining the timescale

Within the timescale the four time modes “daily view”, “weekly view”, “monthly view” and “yearly view” are available. For each time mode the display format can be set up.


High adaptability

There is a vast amount of possibilities for specifying the style and the content of the gantt chart. Among bars and connections, objects like milestones, textnotes and images can be added to the gantt chart. Properties like buffer time, bar height, frame, internal bar progress, rowheight, rowcolour, start-, endpictogram are adjustable.


Defining special dates

Special dates like project start, project end, weekends or holidays can be defined in the calendar of the gantt chart. Non-recurring and recurring dates can be added in a flexible way to categories. Furthermore it is possible to add and visualize non-working dates to the gantt chart.


Within the gantt chart the chronology of activities and tasks is visualized as bars shown under a timescale.

Properties and features:

  Different bar types to visualize planned activities and actual activities. It’s possible to apply a hierarchical structure to activities and group them into summary bars that allow collapsing and expanding of tasks.
  Bars can be easily moved by the user with drag&drop. New bars and connections can be created comfortable by “dragging them in” with the mouse.
  Objects like milestones, textboxes and images can be displayed within the gantt chart.
  Connections between two activities can be specified by parameters like the type of connection (start-finish, finish-start, start-start and finish-finish) or a minimal time range between two activities.
  Buffer time, captions, start-, endpictogram, progress and view style can be applied for each single bar.
  The timescale supports the four different viewmodes “day-view”, “week-view”, “month-view” and “year-view”. Furthermore there are a lot of different options for labelling the time scale.
  The integrated calendar modul supports defining and displaying categories for special dates like holiday or vacations. Predefined dates like weekends are already implemented.
  The critical path, as the connection of activities that would reschedule the finish date of the project when delayed is calculated and displayed within the gantt chart.

All changes made to the data of the gantt chart can be recreated by using the integrated undo/redo mechanism.