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 May:
- Show and Filter Critical Path: You can now filter the critical path to focus solely on that path and analyze it. This will help with reviewing solutions more quickly as well as facilitate decision-making during execution. Moreover, you can also turn on/off critical path highlighting in your Gantt once criticality is enabled.
- Show Free/Total Slack for each task: You can now see how for each task in a given schedule, how much slack time (float/buffer) is available before it starts pushing out downstream activities and possibly delaying the project.
- Differentiate activities by status in Solutions with Manage Data: A vertical “Scheduled from” dateline was added to every schedule produced during project execution separating what has already been done from what is in progress or still needs to be done. This simple indicator will make it easier for users to interpret schedule options during execution.
- Edit Supports from Plan Data Table: You can now use the plan data tables to add/remove/modify supports for your elements. This will enable the possibility of importing your support data from external sources such as existing schedules and logic diagrams.
- Filter Gantt by Task Status and Performance: For actively Managed schedules, you can now filter by task status as well other performance metrics such as “started/finished early/late” and “took longer/shorter than planned”.
Detailed Comparison page performance improvements: Using filters and switching between schedules in the detailed comparison page is now faster.
Show non-working times on Detailed Comparison page Gantt: No-working times for the primary schedule are now displayed on the Gantt chart of the detailed schedule comparison page. This will provide more context during sequence comparisons.
Add ‘latest progress from’ line to ex-managed solutions: when reviewing ex-managed schedules, in addition to easily being able to tell “as-built” from “as-planned”, you are now able to identify which tasks were worked on during that specific round of schedule updates. This is done by showing a vertical line for the ‘latest progress from’ date on the Gantt chart.
Add Crew Size to Gantt CSV Export: You can now tell what number of people was used for each crew in the Gantt CSV export. This allows the user to easily create workforce utilization charts in their business analytics software (ex: power BI)
Add Criticality Metrics to Gantt CSV Export: New criticality metrics such as latest start/end, critical yes/no, and free/total Slack were added to the Gantt CSV export.
Ability to detect logic cycles in Explore: The plan checker in explore can now detect logic cycles in the supports and/or recipes and point them out to the user. This will reduce schedule infeasibility due to errors in plan logic.
Detailed Comparison includes parent activities: Users often like to look at parent activities when comparing two schedules to spot high-level changes. This is now enabled in the detailed schedule comparison page.