Primavera P6 Release 8.2: TSLD with Color Coded Activity Codes
Color coding information is one of the best to organize your documents, outlines and projects. I remember when I was still in a school and would highlight useful information in my school books and notes so that I would remember the importantance of that piece of information. This blog post is a continuation of our last post covering the Timscaled Logic Diagrams in Primavera P6 Release 8.2. In this blog post, we will discuss how to color code activity codes on the TSLD.
Primavera P6 users have always enjoyed the ability to group, sort, and filter project activities based upon activity codes. One of the great new features of Primavera P6 Release 8.2 is the ability to use color coded activity bars on the Timescaled Logic Diagram (TSLD) based upon Activity Code values.
Example of how to use the Color Coded Activity Codes in Primavera P6 R8.2
Let’s assume that your organization needs to categorize your activities by “Responsibility” so that you can see, within one project or all projects, who is responsible for the activities. Plus, you may desire to be able to view a timeline of activities and decide when activities associated with each “Responsibility’’ will have to take place. The best way to meet this objective is to setup Activity Codes, which can be assigned to activities and then used to group, sort and filter activities in TSLD’s in addition to layouts and reports.
How do I setup Activity Codes in P6 R8.2?
Activity codes are setup using the Enterprise Menu in Primavera P6. When you setup an activity code, such as “Responsibility””, you establish the activity code values. For example, activity code values for “Responsibility” might be: JN (Joe Nolan), LH (Linda Haris), KL (Ken Lang – Design Team), GG (George Green – Sitework Crew). In Primavera P6 Release 8.2, you can also assign colors to each activity code value, which can be used in the context of the TSLD.
Activity codes can be setup at three levels:
TSLD and Color Coded Activity Values for Responsibility
This training tutorial provides instructions for color coding activity code values for “Responsibility” and configuring the Timescaled Logic Diagram to display the color-coded activity bars based on ‘’Responsibility’’. This will enable you to view the Responsible party for each activity on the timeline. Hopefully, viewing information in this format will assist you in planning and managing your project more effectively.
This blog was originally posted on our original blog here: http://mssprojectsanalytics.com/blog/bid/239784/Primavera-P6-Release-8-2-TSLD-with-Color-Coded-Activity-Codes