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Order name View order name together with the orders
The order name is viewed above the order in the Gantt window.
The order name is shown as a text above each operation in the Gantt plan. The text can be edited using the function “View layout”. Please refer to chapter The Gantt chart”.
The latest setting is saved when ROB-EX is closed.
Milestone flags View operations that exceeds milestones.
In each operation bar deadline flags are shown warning that the operation with the current position exceeds the deadlines. Deadline flags appear when:
M – The operation is planned to start before the materials are available
L – The operation is planned to end after time of delivery to the customer  
The same function may be achieved using Milestone colors
The function is also available in the Tool bar.
Order constraints View constraints lines on selected orders and operations.
The constraints shows relations between all operations in an order, i.e. it is possible to view all operation steps of the selected production order.
Valid constraints are shown with black lines. Red constraint indicates that the constraint is broken. I.e. the following operation is planned to start before the planned end of the preceding operation.  
Using the color mode “Broken constraints” operations having a broken constraint going into it is shown with red color.
Overlap A thin red line is shown above operations that are overlapping.
Overlapping operations can be shown in details by using the function single resource view.
Available time Show or hide the shift calendar for each resource.
The shift calendar is shown as available and unavailable time. Unavailable time is displayed as a grey shadow in the background of the Gantt chart.
The shift calendar is shown behind/above the operations in the Gantt chart by selecting “Show behind” or “Show above”
The resource calendar can be edited in resource calendar.
Top time axis Choose to show the calendar outline also the top of the Gantt chart. It is always visible at the buttom
Workload graph View or hide the workload graph in the button of the Gantt window.
Please refer to chapter The Gantt chart” for further description.
This setting can be overwritten by settings on the individual resource views and from material views.
New material graph Add a material graph to the currently active material view.
Once a material graph is added it must be configured to show a material. Right mouse click in the material graph area and select “Choose material”.
Then click again in the material graph area and select what to be shown: Consumption, Purchase and shipment or Inventory.
Please refer to chapter Optional modules – BOM for further description.
The height of the graph area can be setup in the menu Functions->Settings->General->Materials.
Show materials for selected operation Show the BOM-lines for one or more selected operations. The BOM-lines appears as graphs towards the bottom.
Select between the following pre-defined views:
  • Inventory
  • Consumption and production
  • Purchase and shipment
  • Consumption
  • Production
  • Shipments
  • Purchases
 
The height of the graphs is selected using the function Functions->Settings->General->Materials.

Additional settings may be changed in the sub-menu Settings. The options are:
  • All
  • Producing only – entire order
  • Consuming only – entire order
  • Semifinished only – entire order
  • Copy BOM-line settings to graph
 
Show date now View the current time as a red vertical line in the Gantt chart.
Use the function “Go to now” (F6) in the toolbar to move the plan to “now”.
Detail panel – Panel With the function activated you will see a detail panel below the tool bar. Select an operation in the Gantt chart to view details for the different levels:
  • Project – the top line (only with Project license)
  • Order – the second line
  • Operation – the bottom line
  • Operation text – an extra text field is shown at the very bottom of the detail panel, allowing operation text to be edited.


 
The detail panel is further described in chapter Detail panel.
Project View the orders in a project view.
In the project view, select a project in the project list in the detail panel.
In the project view the production orders are shown in the left side of the project list.
Please refer to chapter Optional modules – Project for further information.
Only with ROB-EX Scheduler Project module
Coloring View operations according to the selected function.
Use Gantt chart coloring to highlight just the information you are looking for:

 
Each function is described in more detail on the following rows.
The coloring functions are also available in the Tool Bar.
Milestone colors Shows if the milestones are respected. Operations are given colors according to if they respect delivery and materials date/times.
Colors used:
Yellow
The operation is scheduled to start before the materials are ready.
Red
The operation is scheduled to end after time of delivery.
Black
Both time of delivery and material ready is exceeded.
Green
Both time of delivery and material ready is respected


 
This color modes works in the same way as the Milestone flags function.
Operation status colors Each operation has a color corresponding to the operation state. The following colors are used:
Brown
Forecast – time for the operations in the order is reserved in the plan.
The production order is planned and will occupy capacity on the resources assigned to the different operations in the route. Use this state for unconfirmed production orders.
Gray
Planned – the order has been planned.
Turquoise
Released – the order has been released but all preconditions for starting the order are not met.
If the precondition flag has been set at the time of releasing the production order, the status will automatically and immediately change to status “Start possible”.
The precondition flag should be set if all conditions for starting the operation have been acknowledged, eg. approval of work instructions and drawings etc.
Blue
Start possible – the order has been released for production and the precondition flag has been ticked off.
This status signals the the production order is ready to be started
Red
Cancelled – the operation has been cancelled.
Green
Started – the operation has been started.
State Started is entered when one or more operations in the route of the production order has been reported started. Once all operations in the route has been reported complete, the production order state will automatically shift to status Completed.
Yellow
Paused – the operation has been put on stand-by.
Black
Completed – the operation has been reported “Completed”.


 
Status entered when all operations in the route has been reported as complete (or cancelled). Alternatively the status of the production order may be manually set to Completed, which will cause all operations, that is not already cancelled or completed, to be reported complete.
Production orders with status Completed can be deleted from the order list window.
The function is also available in the Tool bar.
Order color View the orders by different colors.
The orders are automatically assigned different colors as they are created.
The colors can be further edited in the window Edit order or from the Order list.
The colors can be edited from the Gantt chart by activating the function “Order colors” and then right mouse clicking an operation in the order. In the menu select “Select color”
Route color View which orders uses the same routes by colors.
The colors can be edited from the Gantt chart by activating the function “Route colors” and then right mouse clicking an operation in the order. In the menu select “Select color”.
The function can be used to give orders using the same route the same color or nuances of the same color in order to identifying the routes in the gantt chart.
Project color View orders according to the project they are related to by. Project colors are assigned when a project is created.
The color can be edited in the project list using the color column.
Only with ROB-EX Scheduler Project module
Account color View operations colored by the assigned account.
The account can be set on each operation or on the order for the operation or finally on a project. The painted color will be from the account on the lowest level. I.e. if operation has an account and the orders also has an account, the color will be selected from the account on the operation.
Only with ROB-EX Scheduler Project module
Progress colors View the current progress (partial completions) on the operations.
Colors used:
  • White – No progress reported.
  • Green – Progress reported. The planned end time is not exceeded.
  • Red – Progress reported. The planned end time is exceeded.


 
Progress is shown as a darker color on the operation.
Please refer to chapter The main window – Edit operation for further details.
Broken constraints see operations where a broken constraints goes into.
Operations having broken constraints are shown with red color.
A constraint is broken when the previous operation ends later than the current operation starts.
Operation color View operations having the same master operation, e.g. Drilling. The operation color is selected in the window “Edit operation”, which is described in the chapter Edit operations.
Series colors show the operations belonging to the same series or groups.
The Series colors are selected in the window “Edit series”, which is opened from the Edit menu or using the Edit button in the window Edit order.
Please refer to chapter Optional modules – Series and groups for further details.
Only available with ROB-EX Series and groups
Operation locked colors Operations can be locked so they can’t be moved. Locked operations are painted with the color red and operations not locked are painted green.
An operation can be locked from the shortcut menu
Archive colors When an archive is loaded into the Gantt chart, the archived data is mixed with recent un-archived data. With this color mode archived operations are colored while. Un-archived operations are colored by resource.
Only available with ROB-EX Multiuser
Material shortage colors Color operations by material availability
Green
All materials are physically in stock. They are considered physically in stock when purchases have status “Received” and possibly pegged intermediate orders have status “Completed”.
Blue
Materials are in stock – purchases have status “Received” but no pegging links could found (even though “use in pegging” field is enabled on the materials) so status of intermediate orders could not be determined.
Orange
Materials are in stock – purchases have status “Received” but intermediate orders are not completed yet.
Yellow
Purchases have status “Confirmed” so material is not physically in stock yet.
Purple
Missing material can be procured in time (“Procurement lead time” and “Procurement calendar” must be specified on the material)
Red
Not enough in stock.
White
Operation does not consume a material.
Dark brown
Production exceeds warehouse upper warning limit
Black
Production exceeds warehouse maximum storage


Default state on purchases:
If the status on a purchase is unspecified the default state will be “Received”. This can be changed in GanttSetup.properties.
purchase.default.status=Received
Supported states: Received, Confirmed and UnConfirmed

Material sum:
If true we calculate inventory crossing all warehouses (material sum) – concerning consuming transactions. Default is false. This can be changed in GanttSetup.properties.
ignore.Warehouse.On.Consuming.Material.Shortage.Colors=false
Only available with BOM license
Producing material stock colors Color producing operations to identify if enough is produced for future demands
Green
when net-requirements are fulfilled in the period daysToColorForWardFromNow.
Orange
if net-inventory in period is below min-warning-level.
Yellow
if net-inventory in period is below min-level.
Yellow
Purchases have status “Confirmed” so material is not physically in stock yet.
Red
if net-inventory in period is below zero.
Blue
above max level.
White
operation does not produce
Black
operation is outside horizon


Settings in GanttSetup.properties.
The horizon to look for producing operations. Default is 30 days. So between now and 30 days ahead it will color producing operations
colorView.ProducingMaterialStock.daysToColorForWardFromNow=30
How many days should it search forward from the producing operation to find consuming transactions.
Specify -1 to ignore this setting. Default is 30 days. If -1 is specified the consuming transactions must be within the daysToColorForWardFromNow horizon.
colorView.ProducingMaterialStock.daysToLookAheadFromProducing=30
If true the warehouse produced to / consumed from is ignored and it looks at material sum crossing all warehouses. Default is false.
colorView.ProducingMaterialStock.isSum=false

Only available with BOM license


Shelf life Will highlight producing and consuming operations where the shelf life is exceeded on the materials used. Producing operations will get yellow and consuming operations will get red. Note that shelf life is only supported for intermediates produced and linked using a pegging link or sub-order link.
For furhter information about Shelf life refer to macro CheckShelfLife.
Product family If the order belongs to a campaign then color by the product family of the campaign. If no campaign then color by first product family on the BOM-list. Producing BOM-lines are favored ahead of a consuming lines. In case the operation itself has no BOM-lines, then a producing BOM-line on last operation is searched or as a last resort a consuming line on the first operation
Horizon Select the horizon to be viewed in the Gantt chart.
It is possible to view the permanent horizons: 24 hours, 10 days and 31 days.
The functions are also available in the Tool bar.
Using the Zoom function it is also possible to change the horizon. Please refer to chapter Tool Bar for further instructions.
Enter manually the number of days of the horizon, using the function “Enter manually”. E.g. enter “60” if you want to view the plan with a horizon of 60 days.
Move period View the start of the Gantt chart to a previous or subsequent period
The functions are also available in the Tool Bar.
It is possible to select between the following:
F1 – Long backward
The view moves back a long period.
If the horizon 10 days, you move one week at a time.
F2 – Short backward
The view moves back a short period.
If the horizon 10 days, you move one day at a time.
F6 – Now
Today is shown as the first day in the plan.
F3 – Short forward
The view moves forward a short period.
Is the horizon 10 days, you move one day at a time.
F4 – Long forward
The view moves back a long period.
If the horizon 10 days, you move one week at a time.
Full screen View the ROB-EX Scheduler window without the title line in the top of the window.
Having this function active it is not possible to minimize the window or use the windows process line.
Go to Move the Gantt chart start time to a specified date.
Select the date in the dialog that opens and click the button “Go to”.

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