Is it possible to track element from one task to another.

Example: I have formwork element that I want to show in one phase and then to show it in another phase.


best regards,


  • Adnan Djulsic
  • Nov 29 2016
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  • Nov 29, 2016

    Admin Response

    Any resource can be re-used on multiple tasks (unless the tasks are simultaneous -then you should create a copy of the 3D object to show it in 2 places)

    To use the same resource, simply assign the resource to all tasks that use it

    If the resource should be located in different places for some or all of the tasks, select the resource, then right click in the 3D window and choose Edit As Assigned> you will see a list of all the tasks it is assigned to.

    Choose a task and an manipulator and edit the resource's location for that task. 

    Repeat for each of the assigned to tasks.

    After assigning a resource to multiple tasks, you may view its assignments in Resource Properties>Tasks. Click on any task in the list to jump to that task in the Gantt Chart.

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  • Adnan Djulsic commented
    December 1, 2016 15:17

    Thank you for the reply.


    Is it possible to automatic change properties of the element who are in two or more task?


    I want to create a if statement that will automatically change color of the 3d object (3d object with defined name) if the object is in two different task.


    Any tip?




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    Kate Hester commented
    December 1, 2016 20:54

    1. Create a Resource User Field with Type = Boolean, Calculation Type = Calculate, and Formula[FIND(",", PROPERTY("Task IDs") ,0)>-1]TRUE  This formula returns TRUE for any Resource that has a comma in the Task IDs column, meaning that it is assigned to more than one task.

    2. From the Home ribbon, run Recalculate User Field Values to update the value of your new User Field

    3. Create a 3D Filter by User Field. Check the box for your new User Field and enter TRUE for the value. Set the Filter colour scheme as desired to colour objects with more than one assignment. Check the Visibility box for Unfiltered Objects to also show the remainder of the 3D objects not assigned to multiple tasks.

    4. Right click on the Filter name and choose Activate in Selected 3D View

    Alternatively, if you just want a quick way to find all the Resources that are assigned to more than one task by adding the Task IDs column to the Resource table via Customise Columns. Then right click in the column header to add a Custom Filter. Set the Operation to Matches and the Value to *,*  This will find all Resources with a comma in the Task IDs column, meaning that it is assigned to more than one task. This will affect only the list of Resources in the Resource table and will have no effect on the visibility or color of the 3D objects