How does auto scheduling work?

Modified on Mon, 3 Feb, 2020 at 6:34 PM

Nextedy GANTT version 2.0 introduced the dependency auto-scheduling feature. The items can be re-scheduled automatically based on dependency links between them.

For example, imagine that you have two items connected by a dependency link and the second item starts when the first one ends, and you want to change the schedule of the first item by moving it to a new date.

Auto scheduling updates the start date of the second item according to the end date of the first item each time when it changes (using Gantt view). This feature allows you to maintain the project schedule by specifying relations between items with no need to set dates of each task manually.

This also means that auto-scheduling is triggered only when you change an item or modify a link.

As a related feature - there is a highlight if the start date of the dependent item is planned before the controlling item is being finished.

You can toggle the auto-scheduling on & off using the toolbar:

You can configure if auto-scheduling should be turned on by default using a project level settings (see nextedy.gantt.default.auto_scheduling)

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