Auto-Leveling moves tasks over just completed tasks


#1

Hi,

I experience the following problematic situation with the auto-leveling feature:
I work on a task I had scheduled for today. I mark it e.g. 80% completed. Omniplan now moves tasks that are further down the timeline to today as if I still had the full day to work on these. This doesn’t make sense of course.

I am aware that I could set an “earliest start date” to each task, which would prevent them from moving but then auto-leveling won’t move tasks around smartly anymore.

Am I using Omniplan wrong or is this a weird behaviour?

Zip file of omniplan file:

In the images Friday is today


#2

@marek This is also something we have an open bug for in our development database - currently, leveling does not take time of day into account. When a task is marked complete ahead of schedule, OmniPlan assumes something else can be scheduled to occur during the time originally blocked out for that task. However, in this case, that block of time did occur in the past (earlier today), and OmniPlan shouldn’t be moving tasks backwards into a slot of time that has already occurred. I’ll attach your email to the open bug so that we have record that this behavior interferes with your workflow.

For the time being, you could work around this behavior by setting the “Current Editing Date” to tomorrow’s date when working with your file in the evening (this is done via the “Set Current Editing Date…” item in the Project menu in the OmniPlan menu bar).


#3

thanks also for clarifying that!