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Introduction

Managing Problems

Data Entry

Reading the Matrix

Reading the Status Line

Making New Problems

Entering Marks

Managing Rows

Sizing The Matrix

Printing Problems

Computations

Partition

Tearing

Show Impacted Rows

Show Notified Rows

Show Bands of Parallel Items

PSM Properties

Importing/Exporting PSM Data

Exporting to MS Project

Keyboard Shortcuts

Support

 

PSM Computations

All of the features in the PSM interface are designed to support the most important features, those of computation:

Method Description
Partition (^A) Sort the problem to expose blocks
Tear & Show Primary Circuit   (^T) Analyze a block to see principal circuit and show the tearing advice window
Show Impacted Rows (^I) Impact shows the rows that have the selected rows as a predecessor.
Show Notified Rows (^W) Notify shows the rows that as a result of the selected rows have ALL of their predecessors satisfied.
Show Bands of Parallel Items (^U) Shows bands of parallel items. With in each band each of the tasks can be done at the same time. e.g. each row in the band has a predecessors in the prior band but none in its band.

 Toggles:

  • By using the combination of Control + Click rows can be selected to participate in computations. Notice that selecting and excluding rows does not effect partitioning or tearing.
  • Repeated control clicks cycle between: 
        Selected (Default: Blue)
        Excluded (Default: Purple)
        Not Selected (Default: Grey)
  • As the result of computation, rows can be turned to the computed color (Default: Green)
Persistence and row marking
  • F11: Edit/Deselect All can be used to remove all selections. This does not effect rows persisted to the database.
  • Shift+F11: Persist (remember) all the selected rows to the database.
  • Control+F11: Clear persistence of all rows from the database
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