Primavera doesn’t have a feature to split a planned activity. It does have “Suspend” and “Resume” fields for statusing an activity with a break in the middle. But as for splitting planned activities in Oracle Primavera, we have to get creative to make it happen.
One way to split an activity is using User Defined Fields to display the split on the Gantt Chart. I’m using a special Gantt bar – the User Dates bar which can display a bar from 2 user defined dates fields.
There are pros and cons to this approach. The pros are obvious – you get a planned activity on the Gantt with split dates that are easy to set from the activity list and not buried in a calendar. The approach takes just a few clicks to set up. However, on the con side,…..we’ll you’ll just have to watch the video to find out <grin>.
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- Completed Project .xer and Layout [Split Bar-Tutorial.zip] – Don’t know how to import our layouts? Read how here.