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What We Can Expect In Primavera P6 16.1

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Emily Foster
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Here's a look at what we can expect In Primavera P6 16.1 http://ow.ly/108frv

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Alexandre Faulx-B...
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Hi David,

thank you for the advice; I will try to install SQL Express on my machine

Alexandre

David Kelly
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Tim,

Yes, it is valid for the stand-alone version - BUT you would need to install it with SQL Express, not SQL LIte. I use SQL EXpress 2014 on my laptop version (thanks, Tensix) much better than SQL LIte and not missing any features (like Baseline Update)

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David

Thank you for the advice on Collabros Legare . i have sent off an enquiry to them to register for a demo. Is it viable for the Standalone version and has it been successfully used elsewhere. ? anyhting else in the market place ?

 

Regards

 

Tim

David Kelly
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Correct. It cannot be made to work with the Mickey-Mouse SQL Lite database.  Install it with SQL Express. See a blog on the tensix web site.

Alexandre Faulx-B...
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David,

unfortunately, "Update Baseline" has disappeard from the stand-alone installation!

Alexandre

David,

there is a simple solution: to use Spider Project that has everything you may need and export the resulting schedule to P6 if necessary.

David Kelly
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The real good news in 16.1 is that after 14 years "update baseline" ACTUALLY WORKS!

 

For the last 14 years that I know about (If I remember correctly update baseline was new in version 2.0) when the update baseline added a new activity into the baseline that had resources associated with it, it added the defaut allocation of the resource from the resource dictionary and not the actual Budgeted Units from the Resource Assignment record. Fine for silly MSP-Lite projects where each eight hour activity has eight hours of budgeted unts, but worse than useless if you have a norms-based estimating system feeding the manhours directly into P6.

.....now IF ONLY we had an equivalent of Spider's Projects "volume % complete"........

David Kelly
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Tim,

 

I have a client who has successfully made a datasource in 16.1 that the SDK can use. Getting the IT grunt who did it to write the steps down has proved too diffcult.

The real solution is to buy Collabro's Legare product that solves all P6 integration problems through the API rather than the SDK. That includes full control of all dictionaries

Tim Readman
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The update to 16.1 prevents users using the SDK and the Dictionary file to import data to the database. Terrrible !