After creating a calendar in Primavera P6, additional steps need to be taken to ensure the durations entered for the activities are correct. Project managers and schedulers may have encountered discrepancies with the length of their tasks, the calculated expected finish date and the budgeted resource hours for each activity. When creating a calendar, most […]
Stored images is a relatively new feature that was introduced in version 18 of Primavera P6. Prior to version 18, Primavera P6 did not have options for storing images, and users would have to insert their own images from an external source when preparing a print layout for a report. The introduction of the stored […]
Oracle Primavera P6 Project Management Professional software makes it easy for you to manage a variety of complex projects. But in order to take full advantage of this project management solution, it’s good to take some time to tailor the interface to your needs.
Wondering if Primavera P6 project management software is right for your organization? P6 Consulting can help. Below, find answers to some of our most-asked questions about the software and our training programs.
In 2016, Oracle announced a planned depreciation of Java based plugin applets. One factor for this decision was because most of the major internet web browser vendors wanted to reduce the upkeep of plugin support in their products. They eventually wanted to remove the ability to embed Flash, Silverlight, Java and other plugin-based programs in […]
Have you ever wondered who else in your company has your project open while you are working on it? Oracle Primavera P6 Professional has a built-in feature that allows people to tell what projects are currently opened by others in their company.
This article is the last in a series of my research and testing of Oracle Primavera P6 XML exporting and importing of projects. If you haven’t read the first two blogs, please check them out: Part 1: https://www.p6consulting.ca/blog/the-advantages-of-primavera-p6-xml-exports-and-imports/ Part 2: https://www.p6consulting.ca/blog/part-2-how-to-make-the-most-of-primavera-p6-xml-exports/ We’ve learned so far that Primavera P6 XML project exports and imports have many advantages over […]
I recently wrote an article on the Advantages of Primavera P6 XML Exports and Imports where I pointed out quite a few advantages to using XML exports and imports over XER files. I also mentioned there were a couple problems that may discourage people from switching to XML. The two biggest shortcomings are XML files […]
For long time users of Primavera P6, the traditional method of exporting projects is using the XER file format. An XER is Primavera’s proprietary compressed file format of a project, think of it as their version of a ZIP file. As an alternative, there is a choice to export and import P6 projects using the […]
A little while ago we wrote an article on how to import and export activity layouts in Primavera P6. You can read about it here https://www.p6consulting.ca/blog/quick-tip-how-to-import-and-export-layouts-in-primavera-p6/ If you’ve taken a lot of time to create some complex Filters for your Layouts, then you want to make sure your backup Primavera Layout Files (PLF) have the […]