A Gantt chart is a table that visually represents
a schedule. This function has the basic function of
setting individual tasks included in the schedule. It also includes
a function to display holidays in gray if work hours and
holidays are set.
The Gantt chart shows the scheduled tasks. Tasks can have subtasks, and can
be displayed in a tree structure. In
the Gantt chart display, parent tasks and child tasks are displayed
differently so that they can be easily distinguished. In addition,
you can change the display color of the tasks, to easily
visualize the relationships and contents of the tasks.
Each task has a start date and time and an end
date and time, and can be set by date (year / month / day) and time
(hour: minute: second). Task management tools include
task hierarchy manipulation, such as adding tasks and subtasks,
deleting or duplicating tasks, and editing the parent-child
relationship of tasks by dragging them in the tree.
The zoom function allows you to view different
levels of detail in the schedule. The zoom is continuous, and you
can check the contents of the calendar while zooming in and out
smoothly by dragging the slider or operating Ctrl + mouse wheel. At
a fine zoom level, an hourly calendar can be displayed. By changing
the zoom, it is possible to switch continuously to and form a daily,
monthly, and yearly calendar display. This allows you to use 4D
features to simulate long time-spans for general work planning,
examine details of work in minutes, evaluate feasibility, and optimize
complex work procedures.
|▲Differences between zoom levels
■Resources & Behaviors
To quickly add a 3D model read into UC-win/Road to
the simulation, the user can select tasks to simulate and control a
specific model. Clicking on a model will bring up a screen where you
can assign that model to any task. You can set the timing to show or
hide the model from at the schedule start, task start, task end,
and schedule end.
|▲Correspondence between tasks
- Move: along a curve (flight path) or set two
points and move between them over time.
- Model behavior: The movement of the parts of
the model is controlled by time. It is possible to use
predefined movements of a 3D model, for example the rotational
movement of a crane boom.
- It can also be used to display a temporary object
that does not move for a specified time period in a certain place. An example of the use of temporary objects is to place a
sign around a building during construction and remove it after
|▲Resource operation settings
A task can have multiple actions that have different
resources assigned. This allows you to group and configure resource
behavior in one complex task, rather than distributing work across
many subtasks. Gantt charts can be created independent of model
behavior, improving readability.
■Simulation & Animation
Once all tasks, resources, and behaviors have been
set up, you can play back the simulation and watch the project
progress. Simulation provides the ability to view within the project
period. Simulation speed can also be set. By changing the time
scale in the simulation settings, users can run simulations in real
time, or faster than the real world to see long-term schedules.
During the simulation, a time cursor indicating
the date and time on the simulation is displayed on the Gantt chart.
You can pause the simulation and move it back and forth from the
user interface. With a simple click, you can view a specific date
and time, instantly check the status of your project, and
investigations and checks.
■Export / Import
When the user saves the UC-win/Road project, the
4D simulation data is saved together with the RD file.
It is also possible to save the data created by
the 4D simulation plug-in to a csv file. This file contains all
schedules, all linked models, resources, and resource actions.
You can also import schedules from the same csv file.
It is possible to link a 3D model file to a csv file, and it is possible to
collectively arrange models on a schedule simply by reading a csv file.
This enables linkage with other applications.
For example, it is possible to export a pre-set schedule to UC-win/Road and pass it to other applications.
Conversely, a schedule created with third party software can be
imported into UC-win/Road to perform a 4D simulation that
space, and to check feasibility and space conditions.