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Primavera P6 Hourly Gantt Chart

Build a Gantt chart from Primavera P6 that displays activity durations in hours and minutes instead of days.

When OnePager imports a project from Primavera P6, it can display dates and durations down to the minute, for short-term planning:

Hourly Gantt Chart created from Primavera P6.

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If you don't already have OnePager, click the button above to download a free trial. Then, follow these instructions to get started:

  1. To begin, make sure that Primavera P6 is calculating activity durations in hours and minutes instead of days. Go to Edit > User Preferences > Time Units and make sure that your Durations Format is set to Hour and that you have checked the Sub-unit box for Minutes:

    Switch Primavera P6 durations from days to hours.

  2. On the Dates tab, check the Show Minutes box and then click Close:

    Display minutes on Primavera P6 activity start and finish times.

  3. Primavera P6 will now display a start and finish time for each activity in the project:

    Show start and finish times in Primavera P6.

  4. This example Primavera P6 project is very small, so it's reasonable to display all activities in our Gantt chart. However, if you want to select only certain activities to display from your own Primavera P6 project, you may want to add a user defined field called OnePager, and then enter Yes next to the activities that you want to include:

    Primavera P6 user defined field can be used to filter activities.

    To add a user-defined field to Primavera P6, go to Enterprise > User Defined Fields and click the Add button to add a new user-defined field called OnePager.

  5. Now, we want to export the P6 schedule to either XML or XER format, both of which can be imported by OnePager. Go to File > Export and follow the prompts to export the project:

    Export multiple Primavera P6 projects to an XML or XER file.

  6. Next, go to your desktop or Windows Start menu, and launch OnePager:

    Launch OnePager from your desktop.

  7. When the OnePager start screen appears, click on New to start building a new hourly Gantt chart from Primavera P6:

    OnePager start screen.

  8. When the import wizard appears, choose Select > BROWSE Primavera P6 Files:

    Browse Primavera P6 XML or XER projects for import into OnePager.

  9. On the import wizard, go to Change > BROWSE FILES and select the template called Hourly View for Primavera. This template is specially-designed to work with hourly activity data from Primavera P6. This is also where you can select the OnePager user defined field to apply a filter to the Primavera P6 activities, if you added one in the earlier steps:

    Select the hourly template that works with Primavera P6.

  10. Click Create New Chart, and OnePager will import the selected activities from Primavera P6 to create an hourly Gantt chart, like this:

    Hourly Gantt Chart created in OnePager using activities from Primavera P6.

    Here, the activity names are on the left-hand side of the Gantt chart. The start times are to the left of each activity and the finish times are to the right of each activity. The time axis shows the hours of the work day, though it can be sub-divided further to show quarter-hours if needed.

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