Gantt view is a way to see your whole project laid out in a visual timeline. You can view all overlapping tasks in one place.
Each task is distinguished by its own color coded bar that lines up with a calendar date at the top of the screen.
Editing and Updating from Gantt VIew
Instead of searching for individual tasks to edit them, you can edit and update your tasks right from Gantt view.
Single click on a Task to view task details. Double click on any field to make edits.
To open the Task Info menu for any task, click on the three dots next to the Update Status field. When you click on the three dots, this will open a drop down menu that allows you to:
- Add Task
- Add Sub-Task
- Add Assignees
- Add Punchlist
You can also add a task by using the “+New Task” button in the right hand corner or by clicking on the blue “+” button next to the Update Status field.
Tasks created in C4 can also include Task Dependencies.
Simply create your task and go to the Task Dependencies section at the bottom to “+ Add Dependency”. To add a dependency to an existing task, click on the task to view the Task Info menu and go to the Task Dependencies section at the bottom.
You can specify the Type of Dependency: Finish-to-Start, Start-to-Start, Finish-to-Finish, Start-to-Finish. You can also include if the dependencies have any Lag time or Lead time.
When you edit a Task’s dependencies, you will see a list of all the previously created Task Dependencies for the specific task you’re looking at.
Once a dependency is created, it will be reflected in your Gantt view. A line will appear and connect the two dependent tasks.
Use the Baseline feature to see a visual representation of your crew’s progress and see how that progress matches with scheduled start and end dates.
The faded bars will show you your planned start and end dates. The opaque bars will show you your actual start and end dates.
To go back to the basic Gantt view, simply deselect the Baseline button.
Search and Filter
When you select the Search and Filter button, a menu will open on the right hand side of your screen. Select the type of task you want to search for: Active Tasks, Archived Tasks, or Deleted Tasks.
After selecting the task type, use the filters to search for tasks by name, status, location, subcontractor, and date.
To go back to the basic Gantt view, simply deselect the Search and Filter button.