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Suggestion for a tutorial paper

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Safak Vural
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Mr. Liberzon,

I am just spending some of my free time with Spider©. I find your demo (which has only activity limitation) very good and manual in English is quite detailed. I have a humble suggestion; if you can prepare a basic tutorial pdf , it would be very great for new starters to study software and people will not afraid from spending a quite time to a new software. Something like creating a project, create&assign codes, relations and resources, scheduling, etc. etc. as tutorials will be great if you can supply with demo. It will also help advertising.

Regards,

Safak

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Rafael Davila
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http://www.spiderproject.com/

Seems like this site is updated more frequently with regard to Spider updates in the English version.

Every week either new functionality is added or some fine tuning is done but you do not have to wait for a new release every few months like competing software does. Perhaps because new Spider versions can be downloaded and installed in a couple of minutes while other software take hundreds of megabytes and hours to install.

I suspect same as full version demos are frequently updated so after a couple of weeks suggest you download new demos.

Safak Vural
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Thank you pals,

I was not aware of the site http://www.spiderproject.ro. There are different publications then http://www.spiderproject.ru/. I am just trying to understand and try out the methodology in my very limited free time for personal development.

Regards,

Safak

Rafael Davila
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Try the following link.

http://www.spiderproject.ro/pdf/first_project__project_planning.pdf

Unfortunately it address only deterministic planning, a similar introduction to probabilistic methods or SPDM can be invaluable, especially for those of us who do not use such functionality frequently.

There is a new functionality that might not be addressed on the reference, is a new Materials Gantt, very useful for those who require advanced procurement control.

Regards,

Rafael

Carlos Arana
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There is a "First Project", a "Project Scheduling Technique" and the "Database structure" in the Help menu in Spider project, which you may find useful.

I think that you are refering more to basic commands, a "How do I start" guide, am I right? 

I have found that almost everything can be defined with right-click in a row's number and then Properties. You can ask specific questions here in the forum and you will find help, if not from Vladimir at least from other schedulers who are also learning Spider.

Best regards,

Carlos.