Activities are represented as bars in the Primavera P6 Gantt Chart View. Primavera P6 Bar Labels window can be used to filter bars, create new bar labels and customize each label. Bar labeling features are helpful for changing the color, pattern and the height of the bars in order to distinguish diffrent types of activities or activity groups from others. In Primavera P6, activity bar labels show different activity types such as level of effort, milestone, task dependent. Various activity types can be displayed, filtered and customized by the help of this feature.
Primavera P6 Bar Labels
Select View | Bars in the main drop down menu at the top of the screen. This will display the Bars window in below figure. (Figure 1)
Primavera P6 enables you to use many different types of bars to represent different kinds of activitiy types and activity status. For example level of effort activity bar color may be different than actual work bars or remaining work bar pattern may be stripe. You can also display or hide each type or bar bay clicking display or hide switch. (Figure 2)
Several timescale options are available for each bar. You can select timescale option from a drop down menu and the timescale can be remain bar, actual bar, current bar, early bar etc. as shown in the Figure 3.
The preview column shows how the bar look like. You can customize the color, pattern, shape and height of the bars as shown in the Figure 4.
You can also change other features by clicking the Options button on the Bars window. (Figure 5)
Relationships and legend can be shown, sight lines can be customized and the progress line can be cutomized by using the Bar Chart Options Window. (Figure 6)
Primavera P6 Bar Labels feature enables to modify the activity bars or create new bar types. It is a flexible tool to demonstrate different activity types and activity status clearly. You can add or customize bars for various types of activities and activity groups to schedule your project.