Automatic update between linked main map and sub map

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I have a main map that is divided into 3 separate sub projects. The 3 sub maps features more detailed info of the particular part of the project and is maintained by a separate persons as the main map. How can I link these 4 maps together so that any for instance progress changes in the main map or in the sub maps are automatically refreshed / updated in the other map.

A normal hyperlink only opens the other map. Nothing else. Worth mentioning that we are trying out Mindmanager if it will suit our needs so we are currently working with the free 30 days trial version.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Andrew Wilcox, Champion

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You can get a snap shot view by
Opening parent map
View Ribbon > Linked Maps
Set the required level
Select All
Combine All

This creates a new map. Editing or annotating this does not affect the originals.

Many versions ago there was an experimental dynamic map part which updated the parent map from child maps.

Add Ins e.g. Results Manager can create project portfolio dashboard maps.
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As far as I understand this only creates a more complex map showing ie all 4 maps together. The trick is that I would like the parent map Gant chart to be automatically updated (without even opening the parent map) when the engineers makes time table changes etc to their separate linked child map which has all of the small details outlined of a particular part of the project. Each of the 3 child maps in this test case are based on one main topic in the parent map.

I am starting to feel that this kind of feature is not available in mindmanager, which I actually find very strange, since automatic syncronizing (text, start dates, end dates etc) between linked files under a parent topic usually is a standard feature.
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Girish Kosuru

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I am looking forward to this feature
I found a tool MasterMap Linker on

However, this is a one way sync!!! usefull

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