Category: AxProject release notes

AxProject 3.51

Improvements:

  • Notes are now correctly displayed in terms of Unicode and formatting problem;
  • hyperlinks can be opened now;
  • EULA has been changed.

AxProject 3.50

A New Feature:

  • Task and Resource Usage Views – fine-tune and observe work and cost of your tasks, resources and even assignments on a day-by-day basis within one-click distance.

AxProject 3.41

A New Feature:

  • Rate groups – Create as many rates changes inside one rate group as you want and create unlimited resource rate groups and use them in assignments.

Improvements:

  • Notes are editable now
  • Export of Earned value method fields to xml files.

Bug Fixing:

  • Error in entering text data into start, finish and duration fields of manual tasks has been fixed.
  • Correct date variances calculation.
  • 100% CPU usage in the project chart fixed.

AxProject 3.40

New Features:

  • Baselines
  • Earned Value Method Analysis

Improvement:

  • Russian language added.
  • Columns selection dialog added – a dialogue window where you can select any columns to be added to the table.
  • 128-bit decimals now used as a cost type.
  • The resource is automatically assigned to the task if its units are changed upon assigment.
  • The GUID column for tasks, resources and assignments added.
  • The Critical column for tasks added.
  • Automatically go down to the next row after the row has been edited or filled out.
  • New duration format added: "1d 4h".
  • Shortcuts for buffer operations added: Ctrl+Y, Ctrl+Ins, Shift+Ins, Shift+Del.
  • If some value is entered upon changing the task duration, the current time units will be applied.
  • If the file could not be found, the user will be prompted to delete it from the Recent Projects list.
  • False/True options replaced with Yes/No options in tables.
  • Compact view like in Project chart added for Resource chart.

Bug Fixing:

  • The user interface correctly updated with much less CPU used.
  • Cost resource assignment error corrected.
  • The view is updated when cost decimal digits are changed.
  • Rates are assigned for fixed time intervals and do not depend on project parameters (days per month, etc.).
  • Correctly works upon changing the exception date.
  • Cost per use now depends on units.
  • The calendars dialogue works correctly when excessive resource calendars are imported.
  • Calculation of rolled-up work corrected.
  • Calculation of work with float deviations corrected.
  • The error upon setting zero work on tasks with both work and material assignments fixed.
  • All the task's durations displayed in time units of the main duration.

Updates of ScheduleAlgorithm:

  • Lags are calculated by the project calendar.
  • The finish constraint is correctly calculated for manual tasks.
  • Leveling delay calculation error fixed.
  • Finish and start correctly calculated for the summary task that has manual subtasks.
  • Total slack correctly calculated for summary tasks.

MPP Import fixes:

  • Raw values applied upon cost import.
  • Projects with cycles imported.
  • The error upon the import of a task with one cost resource fixed.
  • The error upon the import of projects with tasks with the same ID's fixed.
  • The bug upon the import of short material resource time-phases fixed.
  • %lag now imported.
  • Assignment leveling delay imported and taken into account upon scheduling.
  • Task links import error fixed.

AxProject 3.30

A New Feature:

Project Chart – a new Project Management View for convinient browsing of the project scope. With Project Chart you can:

  • Observe the critical path
  • Drill down to any level to see more project details
  • Take a quick look on milestone status at any outline level
  • See what and when will be done, and how much it costs
  • See task progress

Improvements:

  • Import of 2007 format files saved from MSP 2010
  • A new milestone with zero duration
  • Milestones drawn at the end of their schedule
  • Lags calculated by successor calendar

Bug Fixing:

  • When %comp is set for summary tasks, it also applies to child milestones
  • Completed milestones correctly scheduled
  • The actual duration correctly set if it is less than it used to be
  • %compl correctly set for summary tasks

AxProject 3.25

A New Feature:

  • Import of Microsoft Project 2010 MPP files with manually scheduled tasks, incative task, and others.

Improvements:

  • Options dialog: option "New tasks created: Manually scheduled or Auto Scheduled"
  • Possibility to enter text information at start, finish and duration fields of manually scheduled tasks
  • Possibility to enter date and time in any format: with auto-selection of the most acceptable format.

Bug Fixing:

  • Fixed import of notes field from MPP
  • Create Manually scheduled tasks without start, finish and duration
  • Show project start at the correct place in the Gantt Chart
  • Show project finish in the charts
  • New tasks are always estimated now
  • After drugging down the task it does not behave like child of it's summary tasks when collapsing
  • Recalculate cost after reassigning of resources
  • Calculate correctly slacks and critical path for manually scheduled tasks
  • Accept changes after pressing enter button in drop-down assignment box
  • Draw progress of task till the next working time
  • Copy/paste of project summary
  • Crash after removing of all task schedule information if it was involved in dependency
  • Possibility to change resource type right in resource sheet
  • Do not align task to finish of theirs manually scheduled summary
  • Do not change task schedule type to manually scheduled if its start changed to current one
  • Possibility to edit task constraint type in inspector

AxProject 3.25

A New Feature: Import of Microsoft Project 2010 MPP files: with manually scheduled tasks, incative task, and others.

Improvements:

  • Options dialog: option “New tasks created: Manually scheduled or Auto Scheduled”
  • Possibility to enter text information at start, finish and duration fields of manually scheduled tasks
  • Possibility to enter date and time in any format: with auto-selection of the most acceptable format.

Bug Fixing:

  • Fixed import of notes field from MPP
  • Create Manually scheduled tasks without start, finish and duration
  • Show project start at the correct place in the Gantt Chart
  • Show project finish in the charts
  • New tasks are always estimated now
  • After drugging down the task it does not behave like child of it’s summary tasks when collapsing
  • Recalculate cost after reassigning of resources
  • Calculate correctly slacks and critical path for manually scheduled tasks
  • Accept changes after pressing enter button in drop-down assignment box
  • Draw progress of task till the next working time
  • Copy/paste of project summary
  • Crash after removing of all task schedule information if it was involved in dependency
  • Possibility to change resource type right in resource sheet
  • Do not align task to finish of theirs manually scheduled summary
  • Do not change task schedule type to manually scheduled if its start changed to current one
  • Possibility to edit task constraint type in inspector

AxProject 3.2

A New Feature:

  • Manually Scheduled Tasks with the entire infrastructure implemented

    • Special logic for scheduling this type of tasks
    • Respect Links Button added
    • Optional Start, Finish and Duration task fields values
    • Manually scheduled tasks differently drawn in the charts
    • Scheduled Start, Finish and Duration fields, with their values calculated during scheduling
    • Possibility to edit start, finish, and duration of manually scheduled summary tasks
    • An Auto Scheduled bar is drawn for manually scheduled summary tasks in the Gantt chart, and upon some schedule warnings, the schedule is highlighted with red
    • Special Indicator Icon added
    • Gantt chart interaction with this type of tasks
    • Task Mode fields added
    • Task Mode automatically set depending on the settings
  • Copy/Paste of Table Cells to/from/inside the program

Improvements:

  • Check for updates implemented
  • Cells can be copied to the Resource Sheet
  • Short names for Task Constraint Types
  • A wait cursor displayed during copy-pasting

AxProject 3.2

A New Feature: Manually Scheduled Tasks with the entire infrastructure implemented:

  • Special logic for scheduling this type of tasks
  • Respect Links Button added
  • Optional Start, Finish and Duration task fields values
  • Manually scheduled tasks differently drawn in the charts
  • Scheduled Start, Finish and Duration fields, with their values calculated during scheduling
  • Possibility to edit start, finish, and duration of manually scheduled summary tasks
  • An Auto Scheduled bar is drawn for manually scheduled summary tasks in the Gantt chart, and upon some schedule warnings, the schedule is highlighted with red
  • Special Indicator Icon added
  • Gantt chart interaction with this type of tasks
  • Task Mode fields added
  • Task Mode automatically set depending on the settings

A New Feature: Copy/Paste of Table Cells to/from/inside the program

Improvements:

  • Check for updates implemented
  • Cells can be copied to the Resource Sheet
  • Short names for Task Constraint Types
  • A wait cursor displayed during copy-pasting

AxProject 3.1

A New Feature:

  • Active/Inactive tasks with the entire infrastructure implemented

    • Special logic for scheduling such tasks
    • Inactivate Button added
    • This types of tasks differently drawn in the charts
    • Inactive tasks not taken into account in resource workload estimates
    • No progress tracked for inactive tasks
    • Inactive tasks not taken into account in task work field estimates
    • Inactive tasks not taken into account in cost estimates
    • Icons for inactive and auto/manually scheduled tasks
    • Active tasks fields added
  • Copy/Paste of Tasks and Resources

    • Paste of resources only or resources together with tasks
    • Possibility to select separate lines using the Ctrl key
  • Dates Selected in the Task Sheet Highlighted in the Gantt chart
  • A Go To Date command added in the context menu of the Task Sheet referring you to the same date in the Gantt chart

Improvements:

  • Cells can be deleted in task and resources tables
  • Delete Cell function called if an empty line is inserted into it
  • Header font made smaller
  • Unerring scene zoom
  • Intermediate headers added in the Gantt chart for smoother zooming
  • Line-by-line jumps upon scrolling in the Gantt chart
  • Task Sheet vertical scroll bar removed
  • Charts can be scrolled while dragging
  • Headers highlighted in yellow
  • Recent projects displayed on the top in the Start Page recent list

Bug Fixing:

  • Task leveling delay cleared upon any change to schedule parameters
  • No data update called upon a lost focus of the inspector field if it is not editable
  • Assignment Remaining Start reset upon rescheduling
  • No failure upon a calendar dialog opened
  • Focus on the first row upon clicking in the Gantt chart
  • No failure if one draws a task and presses the space key
  • No restriction type applied for the task ALAP while changing its duration
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