CONVERT ASTA POWERPROJECT TO PDF

Authorized Oracle Primavera, Asta Powerproject and PMWeb Software Sales. • Experienced . Turn Asta “Flags” into Start. Constraints in P6. Hi to All, I am trying to export ASTA PP files to P3 using export option on Asta. But I am getting the error ” Invalid work Pattern position”. First you need to export your project from ASTA Power Project to a Microsoft Project XML-file. To do so please select “File” in the top left corner.

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Tips on using this forum. The work breakdown structure underneath the single WBS root item in an Asta Powerproject project is therefore exported. Resources in an exported project, for ho, will have the user-defined fields that have been defined for both consumable and permanent resources.

File-naming conventions Primavera P3 does not support the use of long file or path names, or those containing spaces, so ensure that the file and folder names you use when exporting to P3B format are a maximum of eight characters in length and do not contain spaces.

Fixed costs Costs in Primavera software have an additional field that does not exist in Asta Powerproject, representing the expenses category.

Cost and income rates Resource cost rates are calculated differently in Microsoft Project. When you use a oowerproject unit of Hours, Primavera P3 only supports a single start time and end time for each day, which means that Asta Powerproject’s morning and afternoon working periods cannot be directly translated convsrt the export process.

Note that powfrproject projects that contain links that both start and finish at a summary task, this creation of additional milestones can result in one milestone being linked directly to another. The greatest of the availability limits in Primavera SureTrak is used to set the resource’s availability in Asta Powerproject. During import the notes are concatenated and any HTML tags are removed. If any such flags are encountered on milestones during the export, the milestones are converted from start milestones to finish powerrpoject, or vice versa.

Resource curves Unlike resource curves in Asta Powerproject, all resource curves in Primavera software have 20 points.

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Costs Versions of Microsoft Project from and later deal with costs in a different way to previous versions. Primavera astw has a very similar work breakdown structure to Asta Powerproject; however, in Primavera software there is no distinction between charts and summary groups. If more than one cost rate is applied to an allocation, only the first astaa exported. Bars Primavera P3 does not support the use of subheadings – bars with a name but with no tasks – so these are discarded during the export process.

Exporting projects to Microsoft Project

Tasks that appear on the same bar in Asta Powerproject appear on different lines after conversion:. Custom fields and user-defined fields If you import an MPP or XML file into a chart or summary group rather than importing it as a project in its own right, custom fields from within the project are mapped by name to any user-defined fields in the Asta Powerproject project where possible. For example, the following work pattern in Asta Powerproject:.

Overtime work is associated with a corresponding calendar exception during import.

Primavera P3 does not support the concept of variable datesso any variable dates within a project are converted into fixed dates during export, based on the date to which the variable date corresponds on the day of export. For example, if the programme chart shows as a project group and simply contains other charts, the programme chart itself would not be exported; only the charts that it contains would be exported.

Note that this may cause the summary tasks that enclose them to have different start and finish dates in Asta Powerproject.

Transferring data between Asta Powerproject and Primavera software

Deadline constraint flags are exported as Finish On or Before constraint flags. Microsoft Project does not support the concept of variable datesso any variable dates within a project are converted into fixed dates during export, based on the date to which the variable date corresponds on the day of export. This contrasts with Asta Powerproject, where there may be an indefinite number of cost rates for allocations of the same resource. For example, the following work pattern in Asta Powerproject: HTML special characters are imported as follows:.

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Creation of Library Poowerproject objects If you import an MPP or XML file into a chart or summary group rather than importing it as a project in its own right, a number of Library Explorer objects such as calendars, cost centres, cost and income rates and resources may be created as a result of the import.

I am assuming that you have PowerProject v 10 and P3 on the same computer and you are using the standard Icons in PowerProject. For converg allocations, the cost rate corresponding to the Primavera cost is located and assigned. You specify how negative costs should be handled during the import process.

Currency units Primavera software does not offer the same powedproject of multi-currency support as Asta Powerproject. Microsoft Project supports only one type of milestone, while Asta Powerproject supports two.

User-defined fields Primavera software does not support boolean user-defined fields, so these are exported as string-type user-defined fields containing either ‘Y’ or ‘N’. Primavera P3 does not support the use of long lowerproject or path names, or those containing spaces, so ensure that the file and folder names you use when exporting to P3B format are a maximum of eight characters in length and do not contain spaces.

This is set to be the currency unit of the resource’s associated cost and income rate in the Asta Powerproject poewrproject. XER format bases durations on hours, so correct durations and effort values are always exported.

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Resource and cost allocation information from the Budgeted cost field in Asta Powerproject is exported into the Budgeted cost field in Primavera software. I suggest you review your calendars and apply a standard 8 hr day 5 day week on PowerProject tasks before trying to convert. The work breakdown structure in Primavera SureTrak is imported as the work breakdown structure in Asta Powerproject and appropriate WBS codes are assigned to the tasks in the project.