Tag: Asta Powerproject

Tip From Our Consultants: Powerproject’s Help Feature, Clearing Filter Selections and more

What I like best about Powerproject’s Help Feature If you want to know about every field on a dialogue box, click F1. In this example, I’ve brought up the Format Bar Chart dialogue box.     Click on “Explanation of the fields on the dialog” to see an explanation of every field of the active…
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Tips From Our Instructors: Creating Look-Aheads in Elecosoft Powerproject

Look-aheads are created to give decision makers a means of monitoring upcoming tasks.  This guide serves as a method to create a look-ahead but is by no means the only way.  For this look-ahead, we will create the following: A new Date Zone – so that we can zoom in/out on tasks that are within…
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Catalyst and LoadSpring Partner to Offer Cloud-Hosted Project Scheduling Software

INDIANAPOLIS (April 9, 2018) — The promise of the cloud meets the power of construction project scheduling with a new partnership formed today.   Catalyst, a top U.S. seller and services provider for Asta Powerproject and Oracle Primavera, has joined forces with cloud hosting giant LoadSpring to offer the software packages on reliable, access-anywhere cloud…
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Tip From Our Instructors: Using Task Data Display and Text Annotations in Asta Powerproject

To communicate project data effectively, it is often desirable to display task information next to the bars. Asta Powerproject provides for this functionality through both Task Data Display and Text Annotations. These two options can be used on their own or in conjunction with one another. The choice depends on what, and how much, data…
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Site Progress Mobile for Updates from the Field

Site Progress Mobile for Asta Powerproject is a downloadable app that enables mobile users to record the progress of tasks and repetitive events from remote locations – like a jobsite trailer in New York City or a road project in rural Iowa.   The app is available for Android and Apple devices. Each user sees only the…
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Catalyst Completes Asta Powerproject Roll-Out with Pepper Construction

One of the leading firms in the Midwest faced the challenge of software obsolescence with their project scheduling system (Suretrak). They turned to Catalyst for advice on best-in-class software options, user training and implementation support. Pepper Construction Group, with nearly 1,000 employees and well-known clients in the commercial and private sectors, has long used technology…
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Tip From Our Instructors: The “Start on New Day” Setting in Asta Powerproject

A Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling tool such as Asta Powerproject utilizes several pieces of information – calendar, duration, links, etc. – to calculate dates for each task.   Within Powerproject, there is an additional setting that can affect the Start Date of tasks. It is called “Start on New Day”. It is important that…
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