Synchronized Copies
When you need the same task to appear on multiple pages they need to have the same information.

Video Tutorial

Introducing Synchronized Copies

Overview

Managing a construction project with hundreds or thousands of tasks can be difficult. Thankfully, TimeTable has made things easier.
Synchronised copies are shapes you can re-use across your project. They help to keep data consistent across pages.
You can create a Synchronized Copy from one or more of the following shapes:
  • Manual Tasks
  • Manual Milestones
  • Comment
  • Group Header
onto a different page, you'll be prompted with the option to create a Synchronized Copy.
Synchronized Copies
When a user creates a Synchronized Copy instead of just pasting the following things happen:
  1. 1.
    They'll automatically include any relationships between copied Manual Tasks & Milestones, whether the relationships are selected or not
  2. 2.
    Only one instance of a Synchronized Copy can exist on any one page at a time.
  3. 3.
    Synchronized Copies always share the same dates, progress, legend values, float, relationships, etc. Everything is exactly the same.
  4. 4.
    If a relationship between two Synchronized Copies is deleted or any other data (including Lag) is changed, its other instances on other pages will delete or change accordingly.
  5. 5.
    When attempting to delete a Synchronized Copy, you'll be able to choose if you want to delete just the instance from the page or the synchronized copy everywhere.
  6. 6.
    Synchronized Copies look and behave identical to regular Tasks and Milestones with a few exceptions:
    1. 1.
      The labels are double underlined
    2. 2.
      Context Menu (right-click) option "Appears on >" with submenu showing each page the clone appears on, the command will take the user to the clone on that page
    3. 3.
      Context Menu (right-click) option "Call Out >" with submenu also showing each page, with command changing the page reference on the Call Out shape. If no Call Out Shape is connected, this will create one.
    4. 4.
      Context Menu (right-click) option "Desynchronize"
    5. 5.
      Ctrl+Click will jump you to the other instance of the copy.
Call Outs

Call Outs

In addition to the double underlines, Synchronized Tasks and Milestones will get Call Out Shapes. Call Out Shapes are Half-inch Circles with a leader line indicating what other page the clone appears. The shape can only reference one page but can be different on each page for each clone.
  1. 1.
    Call Out Shapes will, by default, reference the page the Synchronized Copy was copied from. However, users will be able to change the reference page via contextual menu, and be able to delete call outs altogether.
  2. 2.
    Since call out shapes are only for Synchronized Tasks & Milestones, they are not shown in the document stencil, and instead can only be added via contextual menu.