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Edit the timeline directly in the Schedule

Add dependencies directly on the Schedule

Edit dates and dependencies within items

Pro Tips

If you’re not familiar with Gantt charts and dependencies, check out our Gantt Charts 101 article!

The project Schedule in BuildBook shows any Phases, Tasks, Selections, Change Orders, Credits, and Payments in the project that have due dates or ranges set. If an item is not showing up on your calendar, it’s probably because you haven’t set a due date for it.

Edit the timeline directly in the Schedule

Once you have some items in your Schedule like Phases and Tasks, a fast and easy way to adjust your timeline is to do so right from your Schedule, where you have a more holistic view of everything.

The Schedule is interactive, so all of the bars that represent your different items can be shortened/expanded by just dragging them.

You can also move the items around to adjust the timeline. Hovering over the item gives you more details.

Add dependencies directly on the Schedule

Create dependencies right from the Schedule for existing items by clicking on the white circle at the end of each bar and dragging it to connect with the item you want it to have a relationship with.

Edit dates and dependencies within an item

To create dependencies or edit the timeline directly in an item, like a Task, make sure you have a due date or range for the item, and then click on the schedule icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. From here you can group items within a Phase, adjust the timeline, and select dependencies.

As you create dependencies, here are a few pro tips to keep in mind:

  • Items can only have one parent and one child maximum.

  • Phases can be linked to another Phase (but not Items)

  • Items (Tasks, Selections, etc) can be linked to other items, but not Phases. Instead, Items can be “grouped” within a Phase.

  • If an item is in a Phase, it can only be dependent on things within the same phase. (If you want to link to a specific item and aren’t seeing it in the dropdown menu, make sure you first move the current item into the same phase.)

  • If you delete an item that has dependents, any dependency links (child or parent) are removed.

  • If a Phase is deleted, anything inside the Phase is removed from the Phase, and if those items are dependent on each other, the dependencies are removed.

  • If you want to move a dependent item from one Phase to another, first you need to remove the dependency - then you can move the item.

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Schedule: Calendar View

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