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Primavera P6, Microsoft Project Tips & Tricks

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Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to color WBS level automatically

Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to color WBS level automatically

After export activity table from Primavera P6 to Excel, it’s very hard to distinguish WBS level. I will show you how to color WBS level automatically so we can have report like in P6. Step 1: Follo…

What is Expected Finish Date in Primavera P6 used for?

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What is Expected Finish Date in Primavera P6 used for?

Benefit of using Primavera P6 in Delay Analysis

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Benefit of using Primavera P6 in Delay Analysis

Primavera P6: Schedule Options – Calculate start-to-start lag from

Primavera P6: Schedule Options – Calculate start-to-start lag from

In Primavera P6 Schedule Options, there are 2 options for “Calculate start-to-start lag from”. The purpose of these option is described below. We have a simple project: Activity A has F…

How to perform Collapsed As-Built / As-Built But-For Schedule Delay Analysis in Primavera P6

Introduction An Collapsed As-Built / As-Built But-For Schedule Delay Analysis (ABBF) is a retrospective CPM schedule delay analysis technique that determines the earliest date that the require…

Primavera P6 SQL Server database slow loading data, performance issue

Primavera P6 SQL Server database slow loading data, performance issue

When using Primavera P6 with Microsoft SQL Server database, we can have problem like this: Loading Data hangs at 98%. Performance issues in SQL Server. Opening projects is slow. PM.exe not respondi…

Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to identify WBS level for activity

Primavera P6 export to Excel. How to identify WBS level for activity

After export activity table from Primavera P6 to Excel, it's very hard to tell this activity belong to what WBS. We can add 1 column to show the WBS level for each activity. The formula for the column is : =((FIND(TRIM(B2),B2))-1)/2 Apply to the rest so we can see WBS level for each activity:

How does Primavera P6 determine a driving relationship between activities?

How does Primavera P6 determine a driving relationship between activities?

The Driving Relationship is determined based on the Relationship Free Float and the business rules for Driving Relationships. Relationship Free Float Relationship Free Float (Rel FF): The Free Floa…

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How to Install 2 Primavera P6 versions on the same computer

How to Install 2 Primavera P6 versions on the same computer

With Primavera P6 version 18, we can easily install the new version 18 and keep the old version (for example version 16) on the same computer. After download version 18 installation source, click o…

Primavera P6 error when import Microsoft Project XML / Run Update Baseline, Claim Digger

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Primavera P6 error when import Microsoft Project XML / Run Update Baseline, Claim Digger

Delay Analysis report in Primavera P6: Hide Baseline dates in Delay Event project

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Delay Analysis report in Primavera P6: Hide Baseline dates in Delay Event project

Typical Delay Analysis Methods in Construction Claims

Typical Delay Analysis Methods in Construction Claims

This article addresses the concepts of some typical delay analysis methods in construction claims. Why do we need Delay Analysis in Construction Claims? Because The Delay Must Affect The Critical P…

How does Primavera P6 determine or identify the longest path?

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How does Primavera P6 determine or identify the longest path?

How to remove the gap between actual bar and remaining bar in schedule update in Primavera P6

How to remove the gap between actual bar and remaining bar in schedule update in Primavera P6

In the schedule update of Primavera P6, there are occasionally gaps (empty spaces) between the actual bars and the remaining bars as illustrated in picture below. The reasons and solutions for the …