Introduction to Primavera P6 Professional> Opening A P6 Project & Understanding EPS
Opening A P6 Project & Understanding EPS
Duration: 8m 01s
Skill Level: Beginner
As we take our first steps with Primavera P6 Professional, we'll dive right in to how projects are organized using something called EPS or Enterprise Project Structure. Then we'll show you the basics of opening a project in Primavera P6.
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Video: Opening A P6 Project & Understanding EPS
We’re taking our first step with Primavera P6 in this course and to learn about a really good foundation I want to talk about some of the most basic things we need to be able to know how to do to work with the tool, and that is how to open a project. We’ll make sure we cover that in details in this lesson. Before we get there, I want to talk about how projects are organized inside a database. Looking at the project screen, if you don’t have the project screen shown you can get there by clicking the file folder button on the left tool bar or get to the enterprise menu and choose projects. On the project screen you will see the list of all the projects in our database and if you scroll down, you can see there’s quite a few. Every project has a little file folder icon next to it, those are the projects on this screen. I’m often asked how many projects can we store on a database. Well, the answer is a lot. In some companies that have been running Primavera for years have large databases with probably thousands of projects inside them.
When we’re working with some list data then, we need them organized in system, file folders will help a lot wouldn’t they? Just like the file folders on our hard drive. Well, Primavera has something like that although we don’t call it folders, we callout EPS. And tha...