The Oracle | Primavera Risk (Pertmaster) Timescale at the top of the Gantt chart can be manipulated by hovering the cursor over various sections of the timescale or by editing the timescale options in a pop-up.
The Primavera Risk timescale is a red bar a the top of the Gantt chart. The timescale has 2 rows. The first row has blue text by default and will always list the year. Hovering over the first row with the cursor will change the cursor to a double arrow with a hand symbol. Clicking and dragging on the menu bar with this icon showing will allow the project manager to move the entire Gantt charts comments to the left or right. This option is can help bring the desired activities into view.
The second row of the timescale has white text or is sometimes blank. The increment is smaller on the second line. If the first lines shows the year, then the second line may show the month, etc. Hovering over the second row with the cursor will display a double arrow icon with a + and – sign above it. Clicking and dragging right, toward the + symbol on the cursor, will allow users to zoom into the Gantt chart. Clicking and dragging left will decrease the size of the tasks displayed on the Gantt chart.
The timescale menu can be accessed by right-clicking anywhere on the timescale and clicking Format Timescales… The timescales pop-up menu has 4 tabs as listed below.
This option can be found by right-clicking the timescale or under the view menu. When risk analysts are using more than one view in a sheet, such as a resources sheet and Gantt chart or multiple Gantt charts, they are able to click the synchronize timescale button to allign the secondary view with the active view. The timescales will not be synchronized by default. Once the timescales are synchronized, editing one scale will change the active and secondary timescale.
Right-clicking on the time scale will allow the user to quickly set the timescale unit without entering a pop-up menu. The active unit will have a check mark next to it.
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