The Gantt chart allows you to create gantt plots, which are useful for tracking
progress over time.
The data for a gantt chart must be laid out in a particular way for the gantt chart
to properly draw. That table should look similar to the table shown here:
The Gantt chart draws one colored box for each row. It uses one column to determine
which row the box is drawn on. Another column is used to determine the color of the box.
The final two columns are used to determine the beginning and end of the box. You can
specify the columns that will be used on the Data tab. The order of the columns does not matter.
When you hover over a colored box, a popup will appear, with information related to
the specific box:
The Data Tab
The data tab has the following properties:
Data Source - Choose a valid data source from the drop
down list. All Statistics Collectors and Calculated Tables are shown. You can also choose
the last option to create a new Statistics Collector. You can click the accompanying
button to open the properties window for the selected data source.
Row ID - Choose a column from the data source
that contains the values you want to use as the Row ID. Each unique value in this column
will correspond to a new row.
Start Time - Choose a column from the data source
that contains the start time for the box on the gantt chart. This column must
have FlexSim time data in it.
End Time - Choose a column from the data source
that contains the end time for the box on the gantt chart. This column must
have FlexSim time data in it.
Color Value - Choose a column from the data source
that contains the value for the box on the gantt chart. Each unique value
is assigned a unique color.
Label Value - Optional. If selected, data from
the specified column will be printed on each box, if the box is big enough.
Group Value - Optional. If selected, data from
the specified column will be used to group the boxes. If you click on a
box in the chart, all boxes with the same group value will be highlighted.
The Settings Tab
The settings tab has the following properties:
Time Window - When checked, the chart automatically
adjust the horizontal scroll to show only the the most recent time period, which you must specify
when using this option.
Reverse Rows - When checked, the chart draws the most recent
rows at the top.
Duration Units - Specifies the units for the duration
shown in the hover information.
Show Legend - Check this box to show the legend.
Clear the box to hide the legend.
Precision - Specify the number of decimals to use
on the y axis.
Font Size - Set the font size for general text on this chart in pixels.
Title Font Size - Set the font size for the chart title in pixels.
Axis Title Font Size - Set the font size for the axis titles in pixels.
X Axis Title - Optional. Specify the text for the x-axis title.
Y Axis Title - Optional. Specify the text for the y-axis title.
The Colors Tab
The Colors tab shows which colors are being used for unique values from the Value
column. The chart will create values as they are needed. You can also add colors
to the list, and the chart will use those when another color is required.
The colors tab has the following properties:
Add - Click this button to add a new entry
to the color list.
Color List - This is a list of
the colors for this Gantt chart. You can use the sampler to change
the color associated with a specific value.
The Gantt chart provides performance measures based on the
durations. The duration of a given row in the table is
the difference between the End Time column and the Start
Time column. The chart will provide the Average, Sum,
Minimum, or Maximum of all durations as a performance measures.
For each unique value in the Value column, the chart will also
provide the Average, Sum, Minimum, or Maximum of all durations
for that value as a performance measure.