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Managing Problems

Data Entry

Reading the Matrix

Reading the Status Line

Making New Problems

Entering Marks

Managing Rows

Sizing The Matrix

Printing Problems




Show Impacted Rows

Show Notified Rows

Show Bands of Parallel Items

PSM Properties

Importing/Exporting PSM Data

Exporting to MS Project

Keyboard Shortcuts



Managing Rows

Topics: Re-Arranging Rows, Row Notes and Other Row Data (Spreadsheet), Adding and Deleting Rows, Numbering Rows, Row Editing Menu.

Re-Arranging rows  (top)

Rows may be manually arranged or automatically arranged via computation.

The row order may be changed by:

  • Dragging and dropping (hold down shift and drag)
  • Marking (Control+F3) and Moving (Control+F4)
  • Using move up (Control+F7) or down (Control+F8) keys

The toolbar has two purple arrows for the purple of moving rows up and down.

Numbering  Rows (top)

It is frequently handy to number the rows (row numbers are consecutive and are separated from the name by an exclamation mark (!)). This can be done by selecting Number... (you can Un-Number..., or Re-Number...).

Right clicking on the matrix brings up the right mouse menu below (it is the same menu as the tools menu):

RowMenu.gif (16410 bytes) Add.../Delete...


Re-arranging rows

Adding and Deleting Rows (top)

The menu above can be used to add and delete rows as well. New rows are inserted adjacent to the row the cursor is on. Once a row is added, it can be moved or have prerequisites added.

Row Editing Dialog

The row editing dialog can be brought up by any of the following:

  • Double clicking on the first column (the list of rows)
  • Selecting row/edit from the right mouse menu
  • Pressing F4 brings up the row editing window below: (top half)

The dialog is split into three tabs: Information, Predecessors and Successors. 


The information tab is used to maintain information about the row being edited. Some of the data may not be edited 'Axis', 'ID', 'Order' (notice the light gray cell color indicating these cells may not be edited). Other data such as 'Name' and 'Parameter' note may be freely edited. 

You can begin editing by double clicking or pressing SPACE. You should change cells after editing to propagate the changes to the database. 

Notice that most of the tools and toolbar buttons are disabled in this view as they are not needed.

Predecessors and Successors.

The predecessors and successors windows behave identically. The toolbar and menu items allow the user to add and remove predecessors and successors, maintain node notes and values. 

When adding predecessors and successors this dialog is used. Notice that you can select multiple nodes to add.

Printing Parameter Information

A new feature in PSM is the ability from this dialog an HTML report is generated from all three tabs. You can then print this using the print function in your browser.