Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback about ALICE! We have been listening and working to build the best generative construction simulation solution. Here are the improvements that have been completed in April:
- New Explore Page Design: The new Explore page design is here. The new design makes editing and reviewing parameter set data easier.
- Enable Criticality Features: Prior to this feature, ALICE schedules would provide the best possible sequences based on resource availabilities, without specifying how those resources will be moving between various areas of the project. However, computing some of the desired criticality metrics requires this specificity. When criticality is enabled, ALICE will assign specific instances of each resource to each task and show the movement of those resources across the project in the schedule.
- View Predecessor & Successor Details per task: The new Relationship Details component, allows you to see side-by-side the predecessors and successors of any given task, along with information about the reason (supports/crews/equipment/etc.) behind every predecessor/successor.
- Show/Hide Relationship Arrows on Gantt: You can now turn on/off the visibility of logic links in your Gantt chart, which will make it easier to trace logic paths while analyzing a schedule. Logic links are separated into precedence (Purple) and resource (gray) arrows, and more information is provided on hover-over.
- Review Element Data in Tabular Format: You are now able to review work element properties in a tabular format on the Plan page. This includes work element IDs, geometric properties, custom properties, recipe assignments, element-to-group assignments, and supports. Stay tuned for the ability to edit and save those assignments directly from the table coming soon!
- Isolate Solution Set: You are now able to isolate a solution set on the Explore page without having to individually turn off all the others. This will help when you need to analyze and compare the results of a few specific simulations on a project where many simulations have already been performed and kept for reference and forensics.
Click to Jump to Predecessor/Successor on Gantt: You can now navigate your various schedule logic paths by simply clicking on the predecessor/successor activity in the relationship details window. This will allow you to quickly assess the potential effects of delaying an activity or starting it sooner on the rest of your schedule.
Added Filtering capabilities to Detailed Comparison page: You can now use the filter builder on the Detailed Comparison page to narrow down specific scopes during your schedule sequence comparisons. This will help with understanding why a specific solution performs differently than another from a practical perspective. Of course, date filters also work!
Updated Design for Detailed Comparison page: Since the detailed schedule comparison page is no longer an experimental feature, the design has been updated to match the quality and ease of use of the rest of the product.
Handle Resource Changes for Manage Reschedule: You are now able to change resource requirements in the plan during Manage, and still maintain the correct history. For example, you may swap the concrete pump requirement for a crane/bucket or one crew for another halfway through the project and still track historical resource usage. The exact behavior is documented on the product confluence page and will be soon transferred to the knowledge base.
Hide Solution-set from Container Box Icon: The “extend” functionality is now moved to the solution set properties drop-down so that clicking on the colored disc from the container box achieves the same behavior as doing so from the graph legend (hide solution set).
Import Custom Properties limit increased to 100 at a time: You can now import up to 100 custom properties in bulk. Of course, if you need to import more, you can simply perform the function multiple times.
Reduce Spacing in Dashboard: The Dashboard design was updated with a more compact look that allows the user to view more projects with less scrolling.