Spider Project – 2016

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Nesta edição 2016 :

Project version 11,04,22 presents new features described here from September 2011 to July 2016 under new database structure.

 

ATTENTION! The project file format changed to 10.03. To open project saved by the new version in the old version use CSV export / import.

 ATTENTION!
The project file format has changed to 11.04.

 

 

 

Gantt

·         New fields in the Activity Gantt diagram "Preceding Activities" and "Succeeding Activities" just like in MS Project.

·         New scheduling option "In case of out of sequence execution". It consists of four items:

o    Retained logic

o    Retained logic with exception of activities in progress

o    Ignore preceding links if activity is in progress

o    Ignore preceding links of activities finished

·         Actually, the two latter items are long-standing settings of Spider scheduling. In previous versions they were selected through the option "Ignore preceding activity links if activity is in progress". In case the option was switched on preceding links of activity in progress did not affect the ASAP Start time of the planned remaining part of this activity and the activity started at project Data-Date. In case the option was switched off the activity planned remainder was scheduled according to preceding links, lags of such links were recalculated depending on the activity actual part. Now it is possible to opt for retained logic at scheduling in case some activities have been actually started out of accordance with the approved schedule. 

·         New calculated field "Preceding link was broken" for activities.

·         New calculated field "Was broken" for links.

·         New field in all the project tables - "Identifier". It is a unique number for every project object. Sorting by it gives the creation order of the objects.

·         New field in the "Links" table - "Critical". A link is Critical if it is Driving and the succeeding activity is Critical (its Float is zero).

·         All the resource dependencies is Driving now.

·         New workplace option "Thicken the driving links".

·         A special color can be define for Critical links in the "Color setup" dialog. It affects Activity Network diagram too.

·         New activity fields:
Finish FLEX, Hours
Finish FLEX, Days
Start FLEX, Hours
Start FLEX, Days
Float Negative Finish, Hours
Float Negative Finish, Days
Float Negative Start, Hours
Float Negative Start, Days

·         FLEX can be shown graphically on the Gantt diagram. This option appeared in the Gantt diagram options.

·         New field in Activity Gantt - "Comparison Status" - that can be one of the following values:
"In compared only"
"In baseline only"
"Absent in compared"
"Absent in baseline"

·         New options in the "Comparison Setup" dialog:
"Show activities from the compared project that are absent in the current",
New option "Calculate FLEX" in the scheduling options.

·         New option "Minimum gap shown in hours".

·         New option "Set Start [NET] by changing Start [ASAP] in the table".

·         WBS have a new option "Sum key volumes only".

·         Activities have a new option "Key volume" that can be set in the column "Sum volumes".

·         And now if a phase has the option "Sum volumes" switched on and the WBS has the option "Sum key volumes only" switched on then only the key volumes will be summarized on the phase.

·         A new activity field "Assigned resources". What to show in the field (names or codes) is defined by a new option in the additional options of a project

·         DRAG can be calculated during resource constrained scheduling.

·         The column "Sum volumes" is renamed to "Sum volumes / Key volume".

·         The option "Key volume" appeared in the activity properties window.

·         For Hammock activity a separate color can be set up. Yellow - by default.

·         The new scheduling option - "Consider portfolio reserves".

·         The new workplace option - "Add activity duration to the link lag while deleting an activity keeping links"

·         New option "Key volume" in the activity group properties.

·         New option "Show percent complete" in the Gantt diagram setup on the tab "Additional". Percent complete is specified in a selected user field. By default the field is "PSp" (Earned Value Analysis group of fields) from a compared project. The percent complete bar is shown in light gray color by default but can be changed. It is useful in the baseline version of a project if it is compared with the current version.

 

 

Time-Location Chart:

·         New menu item "Reports" that allows to create graphs like in Gantt Charts but vertically.

·         New look of the chart.

·         Left toolbar.

·         New activity and phase fields - "Start location", "Finish location", that can be used in the chart.

·         Works can be shown not only as lines but also as rectangles with different shading.

 

Monte Carlo Risk Analysis:

·         New menu item "Risk Analysis" in the Activity Gantt which is divided into "Three Scenarios Method" and "Monte Carlo Method".

·         In the dialog window "Available Fields" the "Monte Carlo" fields can be selected (new checkbox).

·         There are new items in the "Reports" menu "Success Probability Trends by Monte Carlo". "Probability Distribution" which is divided into items "Three Scenarios Method", "Monte Carlo Method" and "Monte Carlo Scatter Diagram".

·         The new option "Calculate Criticality index" in the Monte Carlo setup dialog

 

Control

·         The "Monitoring" table is renamed to "Actual Data Input" table.

·         The "Fields Available" window called from Actual Data Input table has "Expenditure type" options.

·         When a date is deleted from the Actual Data Input form all expences, volume and duration for the period are set to zero in this row.

·         It is possible to use working hours of a resource or a resource center as EVA report parameter.

·         In the Earned value analysis reports the data of "Time deviation, Days" and "Time deviation, Hours" can be obtained.

 

 

Aggregation:

·         New menu item in the Activity Gantt Chart "Report / Aggregate". It is used to create less detailed version of a project where activities will replace the phases of selected hierarchical level. These aggregated activities will have durations, costs, resource requirements, etc. that are equal to overall phase duration, costs, resource requirements. Aggregated schedule will have smaller dimension but will keep all the information that may be necessary for project plan and performance analysis and the profiles of expenses are retained.

 

Cost

 

·         New cost center option "All Materials". If it is switched on, all the project materials are always included into a cost center.

It is possible to use cost centers in formulas for cost components. A cost center must contain all the project materials (with expence and income included).

New option of Cost Periods (used by Cost Components, Materials, Resources) - "Percentage of the previous period". It means that Unit Cost of the period is equal to Unit Cost of the previous period plus a percentage of it. This percentage should be entered in the Unit Cost field in this case instead of an absolute number.

In the dialog "Cost and material calculation options" on the tab "Payment schedule" a new option "Advance" appeared.

The new menu item "Create activities of payment schedule" in the phase pop-up menu.

The new button "Cancel flag 'Payment'" appeared in the activity properties of the special type 'Payment'.

The new option "Calculate material supply and consumption on phases" in the dialog "Cost and materials calculation options".

 The new user fields property "For actual periods the value is taken from Activity Gantt".

The payment schedule can be created by phases - the tab "Payment schedule" in the dialog "Cost and materials calculation options".

The new option in Payment Schedule - "User defined period".

 

System

 

·         New item in the column menu "Change Values".

·         We need to receive dates of links in the Links table. So, we create the user fields "Finish of the preceding one" and "Start of the succeeding one" with the codes PredFin and SuccStart accordingly. Then, apply two formulae in the Links table:
PredFin = Fin [Code, ?PredCode, Activity] 
and
SuccStart = Start [Code, ?SuccCode, Activity] 
Each modifier's second parameter contains code of the Links table field with the prefix "?" instead of certain values (fields "Preceding Activity Code" and "Preceding Activity Code"). "Activity" is the code of the Activities table from which Start and Fin fields are taken. Activities table row from which those values are taken is defined by the condition that activity code (field "Code") is equal to the preceding activity code (field "PredCode") of the Links table row for which the formula is being calculated at the moment. 

Table code is displayed in the "Table options" dialog window (menu "Table / Options" or the button "Options").

·         New workplace option "Show links in the fields 'Preceding Activities' and 'Succeeding Activities'".

·         Codes can contain points.

·         New functions in formulas:
Diff_Days_Calen and Diff_Hours_Calen - give the difference in days and in hours between two dates considering the calendar given as the third parameter. If the third parameter is blank, the current object's calendar is assumed. Samples:
Diff_Hours_Calen (Start, Start_COMP, '2')
Diff_Days_Calen (AlapStart, AsapStart, '')

New modificators in formulas:
Min - the minimum value of the column.
Max - the maximum value of the column.
Sum - the sum of values of the column.

Formulas:

·         New function
FindCharBack (; ; ) - returns the number of the position of the symbol.
The search is performed backwards.

·         Function parameters can be separated by semicolon like in Excel.

·         Text strings can be double-quoted, not only in the apostrophes.

·         New mathematical operator - the remainder of the division "//". New buttons in the "Formula" dialog - "//" and "Font". Now the font for editing a formula can be changed right here.

·         The rectangular block of cells can be filled with a value - the item "Fill" in the block's pop-up menu.

Formulas:

·         A new function in formulas and filters:
Contains (source string; substring to find)
Returns YES (the number of the position) if the source string contains the substring, else - NO (zero).

Formulas:

·         A formula can be executed for all the visible fields at once. For that in the left part should be
#TargetField = .....

·         The same tag #TargetField can be used in the right part. Then it means the same field as in the left part.
Example:
#TargetField = #TargetField + 1
The formula will increase values in all the visible cells by 1.

 

 

 

Resource

 

·         New individual setting for each activity instead of the option "Allow performance interruptions not longer than" at resource constrained scheduling.

·         Resource dependencies can be shown in the Activity Network diagram.

·         New menu item "Remove from skill" in the resource assignment pop-up menu. This assignment will be moved direct into the team containing the skill assignment. It is useful when the assignment has actual data (so, cannot be deleted) but we are not going to use it in the skill anymore.

·         New option "Calculate peak workload considering Performance archive" in the "Resource peak workload options" dialog.

·         The field "Resource-hours [Remaining]" is calculated for teams, multi-resource and skill assignments during cost and material calculation.

·         The resources workload can be defined in multi-resources.

 

Access Rights:

·         New access right to tables - "Edit Existing Rows Only". All rows in a table can be edited unless otherwise provided by access rights to the row itself, but rows cannot be added nor deleted by user.

·         Access rights to the following project tables: Resource Skills, Multi-Resources, Material Sets.

·         Three types of access rights - "Administrator", "Edit", "Read Only". Only administrator can change the list of users and rights.

·         It is forbidden to leave users without at least one administrator.

·         The login window appears if there is more than one user or a single user with password. A document without users can be freely opened.

·         Unlike projects you can re-login to a document under another login without closing the document.

 

Report

·         New item "Show Log" in the "Window" menu.

·         Multiline titles and subtitles at printing.

·         Legends on the Gantt diagram scale are centered against visible area at printing.

·         Project baseline schedule and compared schedule are displayed in another way. Baseline schedule is shifted upwards and the compared schedule is shifted down on the Gantt diagram.

·         The Gantt diagram printing legend can be set up.

·          

·         Report template properties dialog and Report parameters dialog changed.

 

Nesta 4ª edição tivemos:

 

Project version 10.03.22 presents new features described here from January 2011 to September 2011 under new database structure.

 

ATTENTION! The project file format changed to 10.03. To open project saved by the new version in the old version use CSV export / import.

 

Regarding “Scheduling features”:

 

Baseline

1.       It is possible to compare any project with its baseline and a randomly chosen project, and representing it on the graphical part of the Gantt diagram simultaneously. The 'Calculate deviation from' now presents the two new options, not at the same time but allowing you to choose which reference to analyze.

2.       The latest baseline data will be automatically loaded at project opening if project properties is the "Load Baseline Values Automatically" option is switched on.

3.       The reference to the project baseline represents the name of the storage where this project baseline is saved. In earlier versions this reference was saved as the pathname to the project baseline. Thus, if a project is moved to another computer with the same structure of storages, Spider Project will find the project baseline in the same storage, though the pathnames are different.

 

 

Links

4.       Links are displayed with the graphical image of the delays, and the option “Double” allows that two interconnected activities fetch like in the follow condition: if an activity is 30% done, the succeeding activity should be 50% done to start (but not earlier than the first activity is 30% done). The lag determines one event, separated in time from the activity's beginning or end (depending on the link type) by the size of the lag (ex. 30% of volume). The lag on succeeding activity determines the other event, separated in time from the succeeding activity's beginning or end (depending on the link type) by the size of the lag (ex. 50% of volume). Observance of these new link’s properties, provides that the second event occurs not earlier than the first one.

 

 

 

Regarding “resource planning”:

5.       Now it is possible to set the "Restrict Performance Interruptions "; "Restrict Performance Interruptions [Duration] "; and "Restrict Performance Interruptions [Unit]" in such a way that activities might be set individually allowing the interruption restriction modulation enriched.

 

6.       The new field “Delay Reason” was created to show which interferences the “Resource Schedule Engine” applies to activity final scheduling, pointing causes like link types, calendars, resource limits, etc.

 

  

Regarding “Graphical interfaces”:

7.       Legends on the Gantt diagram timescale are centered in every visible area and at printing preview. Project baseline schedule is shifted upwards the Scheduled diagram and the compared schedule is shifted down on the Gantt diagram.

8.       The Gantt diagram layouts include the current structure code and breakdown structure level of detail selected last time on the Gantt diagram toolbar or in the Gantt diagram properties.

9.       The columns in Gantt diagrams now support “sorting by multiple columns”.

 

 

Regarding the “Reports features”

10.    Report parameter has a new property "Cumulative". In case its value is "By template", the parameter is calculated either on a cumulative total basis or not depending on the value of the corresponding field in the report template. If its value is "Yes", then the parameter is always calculated on a cumulative total basis, and if "No" the parameter is calculated without cumulative sum.

11.    Report parameter has a new property "Demand". When you switch on this option, the report shows zero against a material, cost component or other parameter in good supply within the reporting period. Otherwise, the report shows the needed amount of a parameter.

12.    Report parameter Multiline titles and subtitles at printing allow better report design.

13.    Report form for template properties dialog and Report parameters dialog changed, including more tabs and better distribution of report options.

14.    It is possible to select a field for values calculation when you create a standard reference book from a project such as 'Resource assignment productivity' reference book, 'Activity cost and material requirements' and the like. Earlier a reference book was automatically created by the 'Type' field.

15.    Report parameter has a new property "Demand". When you switch on this option, the report shows zero against a material, cost component or other parameter in good supply within the reporting period. Otherwise, the report shows the needed amount of a parameter.

16.    Now in general reports all parameters have the "ALAP" option.

 

 

Regarding Productivity:

17.    Rectangular data blocks (tables) can be copied now using the clipboard from other programs (Excel, word processors, etc). In the text files the delimiter is tabulation. When you paste tables from the buffer, the missing rows and columns are added automatically.

18.    Rectangular blocks can be selected in Spider Project tables by the use the button 'Shift'.

19.    The creation of structure by codes can be done now by a new option 'Use filter'.

 

 

 

Regarding “System support”:

 

20.    The "Projects and Documents" dialog is modified.

·         It is possible to add a new storage on the same level as the current storage or one level lower the current one, i.e. inside it.

·         The default storage has a green icon. Newly created projects (documents) refer to it by default. To make another storage default, open its properties and switch on the "Default storage" option. The default storage cannot be deleted.

·         When you upgrade your Spider Project version, containers for storages named "Projects" and "Documents" become storages themselves. Note that the "Projects" container becomes the default storage and is called "My Projects". It refers to the folder "My documents/Spider Project".

·         In case you install Spider Project software on your computer for the first time, the storage "My Projects" will contain two sub-storages named "Demo Projects" and "Demo Documents". They will be located as before in the folder "Program Files/Spider Project".

·         You can easily change the hierarchy of the storages. Select a storage in the "Projects and Documents" dialog and move it using the arrow buttons.

·         You have an opportunity to restore previously hidden storages. In case you switch on the "Show hidden" option in the "Projects and Documents" dialog, all storages hidden before become visible at the same places of the hierarchy as they were. The icons next to the hidden storages are red. If you select such storage and press the button with "Undo" icon, the storage turns normal. If you select such storage and press the button with "Delete" icon, the program prompts for approval to delete the storage finally. At that, project (document) files are not affected.

·         When you select storage in the "Projects and Documents" dialog, its pathname is displayed above the list of projects.

·         The "Projects and Documents" dialog remembers the last selected storage and saves the last view of the storages hierarchy at closing.

·         The storages hierarchical structure and storage characteristics are saved in the text XML-file named STORAGES.SCNF instead of the binary file named SP.PRF where other site settings such as colors, fonts, etc. are saved for now. The STORAGES.SCNF file allows quick modification of the storages pathnames, if necessary, and can be easily transferred to another computer with the installed Spider Project software. The files (SP.PRF and STORAGES.SCNF) are located in the system folder .../Application Data/Spider/..... (the pathname depends on the Windows and Spider Project versions).

·         The names of storages within the parent storage must be unique, like the names of folders in the Windows Explorer. The full name of storage contains all parent storage names, separated by the slash symbol.  For example, "My Projects / London / Reports". 

·         Thus, every storage full name is unique. In the project (document) properties dialog the full names are displayed.

·         When you use Windows Explorer to open a project (document) from the folder that does not correspond to any of the existing storages, the pathname to this project (document) will be shown instead of the storage name in the project (document) properties dialog.

·         Now the reference to the project baseline represents the name of the storage where this project baseline is saved. Earlier, the reference was saved as the pathname to the project baseline. Thus, if you transfer a project to another computer with the same structure of storages, Spider Project will find the project baseline in the same storage, though the pathnames are different. It is essential when you transfer projects to another local area network.

·         In the "Projects and Documents" dialog there is a new button "Open the storage folder".

·         Details - see corresponding topics by "Help / CSV and DB Import-Export" menu item.
Warning: be sure to update data base structure before using it.

·         You can set the default storage not only for projects but also for reference-books and reports.

·         You can set the default storage not only for projects but also for reference-books and reports. These storages have special icons. The "Storage Properties" window is changed.

 

 

 

 

Na 3ª edição tivemos:

 

Project version 10.02.64 presents new features described here from February 2010 to December 2010 under new database structure

  

Regarding “Scheduling features”:

1.        New features in Activity Gantt to  "Show”  and "Hide materials" in some new visible blue rows with material fields new columns

2.        Automatically formulae after cost calculation

3.        New scheduling method "Optimization Plus".

4.        Materials, material sets, material centers and user defined fields can be used as parameters for EVM,

5.        New way of creating links between activities quickly. Under a  pop-up menu of a group of selected activities there is a new menu item "Link" with subitems "As a Chain", "Selected to One", "One to Selected" as well as in the pop-up menu of a group of selected activities there is a new menu item "Link / Delete links between selected"

6.        Support for conditional scheduling by milestone switching with activities conducted by switch; type DPH - "Switch". “Condition of Switch".

7.        New drop-down list "Configurations" in Gantt diagrams .

8.        The scale range is expanded to 10-minutes intervals and up to present from several hours per screen to about 50 years.

9.        Formulae: system was improved to support single cell values from different project tables , single cell values can be used ,values from neighbour rows can be taken.

 

Regarding “resource planning”:

10.      Allowed the use Resource Skills inside of a Multi-Resource.

11.      New Material Gantt Diagram with Material breakdown structures, Material schedule and its expansion into activities. New reference-books "Current MBS" and "MBS".

12.      New option in the resource constrained scheduling - "Create resource dependences" to show resource dependences

13.      New activity fields "Finish [Latest]", "Float Super, Days", "Float Super, Hours”, "Float Finish Total, Hours" and "Float Finish Total, Days".

 

 

Regarding “Graphical interfaces”:

14.      Mode bar configuration enhanced with  menu items in toolbar setup menu, and icons edition add/delete.

15.      New ways of cell edition in tables similar to MS systems

16.      New dropdown list combo "Expand to level" into Multi-resources, Teams, Activities, Resources levels

 

 

Regarding the “Reports features”:

17.      New Histogram and graphs of Gantt diagram printing options like print from new page; don't print tabular part or graphic part; or print histogram and graphs only.

18.      An specific user defined period can be used in reports.

19.      Reports with all parameters have the "ALAP" option

 

 

Regarding “System support”:

20.      New facilities to export into Primavera Project Planer

21.      FTP servers setup allows to use passive mode and to check connection to server.

22.      New Access rights to standard columns

23.      An option to allow to run multiple instances of Spider Project"

24.      Group undo" can be performed in the "Protocol of Actions" table.