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Facilities Improvement Timeline

This facilities improvement timeline, created in OnePager Bundle using a schedule from Primavera P6, shows the major phases of a multi-facility remodeling program undertaken by a public school district.

Facilities Improvement Timeline


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Facilities Improvement Timeline Features

The facilities improvement timeline features:

  • Import of predecessors from Primavera P6 to show relationships between different phases of the project.
  • Grouping of each project phase into a swimlane based on the Primavera P6 WBS and assigning it a distinct color.
  • Displaying the school district's fiscal year on the time axis so that the project timeline corresponds to the district's annual budgeting cycle.

This facilities improvement timeline was created using OnePager, using data exported from a schedule in Primavera P6. To learn more about OnePager, and see how it can help you visualize a long-range construction schedule like this, get started today by downloading a free trial.

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Sample Files

This facilities improvement timeline was built using the following files, which you can download if you'd like to create something similar:

Primavera P6 Samples

Facilities Improvement Timeline.xml (Primavera P6 Plan)

Facilities Improvement Timeline (Primavera).tat (OnePager Template)


Primavera P6 Instructions

To build a Facilities Improvement Timeline like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the sample files listed above. There is one Primavera P6 file and one OnePager template file. Save both files to your desktop or to your downloads folder.

  2. Click the OnePager icon on your desktop.

  3. When the start screen appears, click NEW to build a new chart.

  4. Go to Select > BROWSE Primavera P6 Files, and then point OnePager to the Primavera P6 XML file that you downloaded from above.

  5. With the Primavera P6 file ready for import, we need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (colors, layout, etc.) that give this facilities improvement timeline its specific look.

  6. With the template loaded, click on Create New Chart to build your chart. It should look similar to the example at the top of this article.

  7. If you'd like to modify our example Primavera P6 project, you can import the XML file into your own Primavera P6 environment by going to File > Import and choosing the Primavera P6 - (XML) option.

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Microsoft Project Samples

Facilities Improvement Timeline.mpp (Microsoft Project Plan)

Facilities Improvement Timeline (Project).tat (OnePager Template)


Microsoft Project Instructions

To build a Facilities Improvement Timeline like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the sample files listed above. There is one Microsoft Project file and one OnePager template file. Save both files to your desktop or to your downloads folder.

  2. Open the Microsoft Project file.

  3. Once Microsoft Project is open, go to Add-Ins and click the OnePager Pro button.

  4. When the start screen appears click NEW to build a new chart.

  5. With the Microsoft Project file ready for import, we need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (colors, layout, etc.) that give this project portfolio its specific look.

  6. With the Project file ready and the custom OnePager template selected, click on Create New Chart to build your Facilities Improvement Timeline. It should look similar to the example at the top of this article.
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Smartsheet Samples

Facilities Improvement Timeline (Smartsheet).xlsx (Excel for import into Smartsheet)

Facilities Improvement Timeline (Smartsheet).tat (OnePager Template for Smartsheet)


Smartsheet Instructions

To build a facilities improvement timeline like the example above, follow these instructions:

  1. Download the sample files above. The Excel file contains all of the different phases of the construction process, and will be imported into your Smartsheet account, while the OnePager template will help define the layout of the timeline itself. Save both files to your desktop.

  2. To import the Excel file into Smartsheet, first log into your Smartsheet account.

  3. In Smartsheet, click on + Solution Center, and then on the Import screen, choose Microsoft Excel:

    Import from Excel into Smartsheet

  4. Point Smartsheet to the Excel file that you downloaded above and press Continue. On the Import Settings, review the name of your sheet, and then click Import::

    Finish importing from Excel into Smartsheet

  5. Now that the sample project has been imported into your Smartsheet account, go to your desktop, and click the OnePager button.

  6. On the OnePager start screen, click NEW to build a new timeline.

  7. Go to Select > BROWSE Smartsheet, log into your Smartsheet account, and then point OnePager to the example project.

  8. We need to change OnePager's default template to the one downloaded above. To do this, click on Change, and then BROWSE FILES to the OnePager template (*.tat) file. This OnePager template contains all of the data-driven formatting (styles, layout, etc.) that make the timeline look the way that it does.

  9. Once the custom OnePager template is selected, click on Create New Chart to build your timeline. It should look like the example at the top of this article.

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