In this article
Use Project Templates to save time and start your project off with all of the necessary information in place.
Templates are accessed by navigating to Projects and clicking the "Templates" tab.
Templates are created from existing projects to give you a base as you start.
In your Projects list, click the ••• menu to the right of any project and choose "+ Create Template."
This will copy over Tasks, Schedule, Financials, Selections, and Files. The following will be removed and/or reset:
Statuses for Tasks, Phases, Financials, and Selections are reset
Task assignments are removed
Comments and chats are removed
Users from the project are reset
The template can be accessed from the "Templates" tab.
Convert old templates
To convert templates that were originally in your project list before the new Templates feature was released, create them as templates and delete the project. This will remove unnecessary activities from your dashboard, and emails about overdue items, plus it will declutter your project list.
To ensure that you are aware that you're editing a template, you'll see a blue banner notifying you anytime you're working in a template.
Templates don't include:
You can now set up common tasks, schedule, financials, selections, and files to be reused in future projects. Similar to the Projects tab, you can set favorites and use the search filter to quickly locate specific templates.
Your dashboard and global schedule do not include items from templates.
Create a new project from a template
Create a new Project:
Click "+ New Project" from your Projects
Click "+ New" from your Dashboard
Fill out the necessary details
Click the "Templates" dropdown at the bottom and choose a Template or you can also create a new project from an existing project
Choose what items carry over
Schedule: Completed activity status in the schedule - like Phases - will be reset
Tasks: Task status will be reset from Complete to Incomplete
Adjust the dates
Under Adjust due Dates you can choose to leave the dates to stay the same or change them and pick a new date for the schedule to start. When you change the start date all of the dates following will shift based on the timeline in the template.
What items don't transfer?
Everything in the Chat, all comments throughout the project, and the project members are not copied to the new project. Completed Tasks, Phases, Selections, and Financials are copied and reset.
Who can see templates?
Viewing and editing a template is similar to projects, where you still need to belong to a template to see one. After creating a template, you become the owner, so you can invite Team Members. They won't get an email invite, but it will automatically appear in their template list to help view and edit.
Do I get notifications from templates?
Templates look very similar to projects, but the main difference is that templates will offer a more isolated experience.
Template activity will not trigger the in-app bell icon or chat bubble
Email notifications are not sent
Email project invites are not sent
Template activities are not included in What's Due or Coming Up This Week emails