This article covers the updated Activity Center of April 2022. Articles pertaining
to the older Activity Center are still available in our Knowledge Base under similar titles but will be phased out as new Activity Center replaces its older version entirely.
This article covers features available in both Easy Projects and Birdview
You can take a snapshot of project data for a specific project. A project plan can then be exported or shared with other users, including guest users.
To capture a project plan:
- Go to Activity Center.
- Hover over the name of the project you want to capture a plan of.
- Click the More actions section of the Details button ().
- Select Capture project plan.
- To upload a picture, e.g. your company logo, click Upload.
- Enter a name for the plan.
- Choose a detail level.
- Select appropriate layout settings.
- Click Create.
- Go to Activity Center.
- Use the filters to sieve out the project(s) you want to create a project plan of.
- Click Project Plans () under More actions menu ().
- Click "+".
- Name the plan in the Name textbox.
- Select a granularity option under Detail Level (for details, see below).
- Select desired layout options under Layout Settings.
- Click "Create".
— Critical Path
These options determine the structural layout of the plan being created. The options include:
- Based on Gantt View: Choose this option if you want the plan to show the project(s) exactly like shown on the Gantt View tab. With this option on one project can be shown as collapsed and another expanded if the Gantt View shows them that way.
- Projects: With this option on the plan will show only the project level, i.e. without activities being displayed.
- Projects and one nested level: If selected, this option will show the top-level activities along with the project level on the project plan.
- Projects and two nested levels: If selected, this option will show the top-level activities and one level below along with the project level on the project plan.
With these settings you configure the data displayed as attributes of the objects displayed on a plan. For example, if you want the projects to be color-coded in accordance with their health, you need to select the Health checkbox. The Start/End Date setting will turn on or off the showing of the project and activity start and end dates.
There are five settings, as follows:
- Dependency: Turns on/off displaying dependencies between activities.
- Critical path: Turns on/off displaying critical activities (if the setting is on, non-critical activities are shown faded as if off focus.)
- Baseline: Adds the current baseline to the project as a thick black line under the bars representing the project and activities.
- Progress: Turns on/off showing a numerical value of progress in percents in brackets.
- Start/End Dates: Turns on/off showing project and activity start and end date in brackets.