XER File Slow To Import to P6? Try Cleaning POBS Data
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XER File Slow To Import to P6? Try Cleaning POBS Data

The other day one of our Plan Academy members called our support line with an unusual P6 problem. I’m always happy to help out our members solve P6 problems, even when it’s 4:30pm on the Friday afternoon before I’m off on a full week of vacation…. OK. Full disclosure here. I had already powered down…

What is a .PLF File And How Do I Open It in Primavera P6?
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What is a .PLF File And How Do I Open It in Primavera P6?

A .plf file is a Primavera Layout File that stores information about screen layouts. If you’re having trouble opening a .plf file, let me show you how it’s done using Primavera P6. Opening A PLF File In Primavera P6 A .plf file can’t be double-clicked in your file browser in order to open it in…

Compare XER Files With Change Inspector
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Compare XER Files With Change Inspector

What’s the easy way to compare XER files? Are you an owner or client who uses Primavera P6 but has to review a schedule that is constantly being updated from a 3rd party? When receiving an updated schedule, a few common questions might include: What actuals data was changed since the last update? Were any…

The One Indicator That Can Foil Your Excel Import into Primavera P6
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The One Indicator That Can Foil Your Excel Import into Primavera P6

There is the temptation to think that because you can export a data field from Primavera P6 to Excel that you can import the same data field back to Primavera P6 after manipulating the field’s data in Excel. If you have ever imported data into Primavera P6 using Excel, you would have experienced instances where…

Import an XER File From a Newer Version of Primavera P6
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Import an XER File From a Newer Version of Primavera P6

To import a newer version XER file to an older version of Oracle Primavera P6 installed on your computer, follow this quick fix. 1) Open the XER file in any text editor like Windows Notepad.  2) On the very first line, you should see the version of Oracle Primavera P6 that this XER file was…

How To Link A P6 Schedule To The BOQ With Different Levels Of Detail
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How To Link A P6 Schedule To The BOQ With Different Levels Of Detail

Tutorial Files Excel Spreadsheet (Excel 2007+): PlannerTuts_BOQ_Pay_Item.xlsx P6 Schedule and BOQ challenges A contract’s Bill of Quantities is always meant to be more details than the schedule, at least in theory. In many cases,  the planner and the estimator are not working in perfect coordination and you may end with two different level of details…

[Ask Plan Academy] How To Remove Resources From A Primavera P6 Schedule For My Client?
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[Ask Plan Academy] How To Remove Resources From A Primavera P6 Schedule For My Client?

Plan Academy, I have to send my client a copy of my schedule every month. But the client would like me to exclude any resourcing information in the copy that I send them. How can I easily remove resources in the copy of the project I send to my client? Signed, Geoff.   Geoff, it…

Solve Primavera P6 Import from Excel Problems with ASAP Utilities
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Solve Primavera P6 Import from Excel Problems with ASAP Utilities

  Many P6 users have trouble importing data from Excel.  Many of the problems are focused on importing costs or other numeric data fields that have been manually typed into Excel. Why can’t I import Primavera P6 cost data from Excel? Primavera P6 only imports data that is formatted as “Text” in Excel.  If you…

Video: Import Primavera P6 Updates from Excel
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Video: Import Primavera P6 Updates from Excel

Occasionally we revisit some of our reader’s favourite posts from the annals of the Plan Academy tutorial library, and today we’re revisiting a topic that is always hot – importing updates from excel. Let’s take a look! Often large projects demand many sub-teams or subcontractors update a portion of the master project plan on an…