View Linear Projects with Time-Location Charts

ScheduleReader is a software used to view linear projects from existing XER, XML and XLS schedules through Time-Location charts and diagrams.


The Linear Scheduling View

ScheduleReader's Linear Scheduling View displays a complete overview of linear scheduled projects from .xer, .xml and .xls project files created with a linear scheduling software such as the Primavera® P6®. 

The new Linear Scheduling View was implemented in the recent version release 7.0 of the ScheduleReader software. 

  •  Visually simplified projects in a single one-page view
  •  Display of Activities along a time and distance axis 
  •  Geometrical shapes in different colors showing the occupation of the work site over time such that conflicting access can be detected visually

view linear scheduled projects

Time-Location Diagrams

The time-location / chainage chart or diagram presents a graphical representation of a schedule alongside time and distance axis. 

These charts are specific for projects with repetitive activities, referred to as linear projects in the construction industry. They are commonly used in the Civil Engineering, Construction & Engineering, and Power Engineering industries. Project examples include:

  • Highway and roads construction
  • High-rise buildings construction
  • Railway systems engineering & construction
  • Tunnel construction 
  • Power line construction
  • Oil and Gas pipelines construction

The time-chainage diagram or chart is also known and commonly referred to as:

  • Time-distance diagram/chart,
  • Time chainage diagram/chart,
  • Distance-time graph,
  • Construction time chart etc.. 

Benefits of Using ScheduleReader for
Viewing XER Plans Created With Linear Scheduling Software

View linear schedules

See Complex Projects In a Single View

View your liner projects schedules created using the linear scheduling method through time location charts in a single page graphical overview.

Save time on linear construction projects

Save on Time, Software and Training Costs

Eliminate the need to learn and use different linear scheduling software. ScheduleReader visualizes all project data inside XER and XML schedules.

Get Fast access to linear construction schedule data

Communicate Data with Stakeholders

Allow your entire team a clear view and insights of the current project status through visually understandable Time chainage charts and diagrams.

How to Use the Linear Scheduling View

Viewing Linear Projects is made simple with ScheduleReader! Folow these two steps and view your linear project in a Time-location diagram.

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Step 1

Open ScheduleReaderTM and import your XER / XML or XLS project schedule file, with the linear planned project.

Step 2

Navigate to the Lienar Scheduling View and view your project in a Time-location diagram / Time Chainage Chart.

Note: In order to view the project plans in a Time-Location diagram, the project file should contain three essential user-defined fields (UDF), which the project scheduler must specify upon the creation of the project plan using the linear scheduling software. The following parameters need to be assigned: Start and End point of the Activities and Activity shape.

To read a textual explanation on how to create the required UDFs visit our help articles available through the website and inside the ScheduleReader application.

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