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Hi, I'm going to be reviewing OmniPlan for the first time, and have a question. I've used other PM software for construction projects and have often been frustrated by not being able to break up a task into non-continuous segments without making a new task for it. For example, one task may be slotted in for 3 weeks in the planning stage but in reality the subtrades show up for a week, then don't come back for 1 1/2 weeks, then come back for a week, and then work 4 days, etc. I need to be able to adjust the planned task to reflect the actual periods when it was executed. Can OmniPlan accommodate this easily?
 
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Hi, I'm going to be reviewing OmniPlan for the first time, and have a question. I've used other PM software for construction projects and have often been frustrated by not being able to break up a task into non-continuous segments without making a new task for it. For example, one task may be slotted in for 3 weeks in the planning stage but in reality the subtrades show up for a week, then don't come back for 1 1/2 weeks, then come back for a week, and then work 4 days, etc. I need to be able to adjust the planned task to reflect the actual periods when it was executed. Can OmniPlan accommodate this easily?
There isn't a way to split the task that way in OmniPlan right now. The only workaround would be to create two tasks for Task A and call them "part 1" and "part 2". Not a very elegant solution I know.

We have a feature request for split tasks in our database so I'll add a vote to it for you. :)
 
Thanks. This would be really useful for real-world situations particularly construction. I've made do in other programs by splitting up the task as you suggest but on a large project it takes too much time to manage. entering the time exactly as it occurs in the original task would really help.
 
Yeah I just wanted to add another vote for split-task functionality. I found this to be a really useful feature in MS Project so it would definitely be good if this existed in OmniPlan.

Thanks!
 
Please add another vote for me. I would really like to ditch M$ Project.
 
Votes added. Thanks!
 
Add another!
Thanks
 
And another, please. This is one of the few things that is keeping me -- unhappily -- in Project.
 
Add another vote please
 
Please add my vote
 
 


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