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 Creating Relationships Using the Graphics Function

  1. Call up the order whose operations you want to network in change mode .

  2. Call up the operation overview of the order.

  3. Choose Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Graphic Next navigation step Network structure Next navigation step . End of the navigation path

  4. A screen appears which displays all the operations you have previously entered for the order.

  5. Choose Start of the navigation path Edit Next navigation step Object Next navigation step Link End of the navigation path .

  6. Click on the operation, from which you want to create the relationship and keep the mouse-button depressed. The position of the mouse cursor determines the type of relationship created.

  7. Draw a line with the cursor to the operation to which you want to create the relationship. A broken line appears on the screen. The position of the mouse cursor determines the type of relationship created.

  8. Release the mouse-button.

  9. The system links the two operations with a line and writes in the type of relationship. The line always goes from the right-hand edge of the predecessor to the left-hand edge of the successor. In other words, it only shows that a link exists; the type of relationship is shown above the line.

    Once the first relationship has been created, the system automatically adjusts the scheduling for the order. The system informs you of the change in an online message.

  10. If you want to enter detail data for a relationship (for example, time interval), select the relationship and choose Relationships .

  11. Make all the required entries.

    From the graphic, you can call up the detail views for internal and external processing of operation data, enter or change the data and then return to the relationships graphic.

    You can also create new operations using the graphics function. For more information, see Creating Operations for Relationships Using the Graphics Function .

  12. Use Back to return to the graphic display.

  13. To create additional relationships, repeat these steps.

  14. Choose Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Back End of the navigation path to return to the operation overview of the order.

  15. Save the order.