The Project Calendar provides a project management overview in calendar format of the deployment of resources, timeframes for tasks, and upcoming project events such as meetings and milestones. The calendar displays in the Diagram View workspace, consisting of a:
- Calendar panel, displaying months of the year
- Diary panel sectioned into days or weeks
- Toolbar at the top of the window, which enables you to define what information is displayed and how it is formatted
Start > Collaborate > Calendar
The calendar panel, when viewed normally on the screen, displays a calendar of six months that by default includes the current month.
By closing or reducing other panels on the screen, and depending on the size of your screen, you can show the months for a period of up to 3 years and six months.
You can review data for up to several decades into the past, if such data has been recorded, and plan ahead for up to several decades into the future; to display future or past months, either:
On the calendar, today's date has a red border; if you have scrolled the calendar so that today's date is not shown, click on the second icon in the toolbar () to position the current month in the top left of the calendar with today's date highlighted.
The 'Diary' panel displays a set of day fields, each of which can contain one or more markers for an event or task.
The content of the display is determined by the selections you make in the toolbar, and principally by the object type you select from the first drop-down field:
The structure of the display depends on the period you want to review, specified using the icons on the toolbar:
However, in the 'Calendar' panel you can highlight specific periods of between 1 and 7 days (Project Calendar only) and 14, 21, 28, 35 and 42 days, to display just those periods in the 'Diary' panel.
If you select a period of between 1 and 7 days, each day is divided into one hour time intervals; you can adjust the time intervals for these periods, using the toolbar.
For the current day, the current time is also highlighted.
Also, if you click on today's date in the 'Calendar' panel the 'Diary panel' changes to show the shortest period (7 days or 1 day) for the object type, again with adjustable time intervals for the times of day.
For displays of 7 or more days, you can scroll up or down to display the information for earlier or later dates; if you scroll away from today's date, you can return to it by right-clicking anywhere on the display and selecting the 'Show Today' option (not Project Calendar).
|Calendar Allocated Resources Project Tasks
The toolbar options modify what is displayed on the 'Diary' panel, and help you to add certain kinds of information.
The icons and fields in the toolbar, from left to right, have these functions:
|Configure Event Subtypes
- The Project Calendar is available in the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect
- In the Lite edition of Enterprise Architect, you can view Calendar entries but not change them