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 July:
- Automatic checking for unrealistic milestones: ALICE will now warn you about unrealistic milestone constraints before they result in infeasible schedules, and also suggest a more realistic date that would solve the infeasibility. This also includes the effect of start type milestones (ex: delivery dates) on end type milestones (ex: deadlines).
- Continuity and Adjacency error checks in Explore: If you’ve ever gotten infeasible schedules because of errors in setting up continuity and/adjacency constraints, then you’ll appreciate this new feature. ALICE will now clearly point out the issue as well as the specific elements that need to be looked into.
- Custom WBS is exported to P6: Any custom WBS you set up in ALICE can now be exported as-is to P6. This allows you to leverage custom properties in ALICE to create a WBS that fits any P6 schedule requirement.
- Resolve Calendar Discrepancies for in-progress tasks: If the calendar for a crew changes during project execution, the crew wraps up in-progress tasks using the old calendar and switches to the new one on the next task.
- Validate Base Parameters scenario run: Infeasibility checks are now also applied to the default “base parameters” scenario that runs automatically when the explore page is opened for the first time on a project.
- P6 Export includes historical resources and costs: If the cost of a resource has changed over time during the execution phase of the project, the P6 export will now reflect that by using the historical costs of every resource as it applied to the schedule.
- Removal of Forge model tree and element properties components: The forge model tree and the element properties components have become obsolete and are therefore removed from the web app.
- Recipe Matrix Import detects logic cycles: Recipes that are set up with logic loops in the recipe matrix are now detected on import and then reported to the user. This makes it much easier to detect issues with recipes and address them.
- Automatically enable criticality for Managed solutions: in order to carry the logic across multiple cycles of Manage, criticality is now enabled by default when entering Manage mode.