GE Johnson has a systems integration group, which is the team that adds 3D/BIM collaboration to our projects. Our PE's are using ASTA for their scheduling. The Systems Integration Group (SIG) is using Synchro for a 4D animation to be used internally. We first started this 4D back in October, and imported a xml file dated 1005. We recently had a big schedule update, and need to sync in a xml schedule dated 1208. After navigating to external data, and clicking "synchronize from" on the xml file, we used the attached commands when resync'ing the xml file. After the sync was finished, we found the attached results.
When navigating in the Gantt chart and 3D model, we noticed that the dates did not correctly transfer over. Some dates did, but some dates didn't. Furthermore, we found that some resources were assigned to random, different tasks. Please see attached images showing the schedule after syncing compared to our actual schedule for more clarification.
Is there a certain protocol that we need to follow when exporting from ASTA to XML? We had our PE's export the unique task ID, Task name, and dates only.
|Company||GE Johnson Construction Company|
Synchro does not support XML exported from Asta (only XML from Microsoft Project and Primavera P6)
The correct workflow for Asta is to import directly using File>Import>Asta Powerproject. This uses an API and requires that Asta be installed and licensed on the same computer as Synchro and requires an add-on Synchro license for Asta connection. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an Asta add-on license.
Synchro can import, synchronise from (bring updates from Asta to Synchro), and synchronise to (send Synchro updates to Asta) Asta using this direct connection