Workaround for weekend work, which only takes place from time to time?

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Hi Community,

I have a little problem with scheduling our projects:

Our normal workweek is from monday to friday, but sometimes we have to install our products on weekends (=downtime of the production lines of our customers).

Normally I use for (automatic) scheduling a calendar setting with worktime from monday to friday for a map. But by using this setting I can't create tasks on weekend.
If I set the calendar from monday to sunday automatic scheduling isn't easy, especially if I work with dependencies. It is only possible if I enter all weekend days without work as holiday. But that's not very comfortable.
If I use my standard setting and set the start date of the "weekend" task on friday and the end date on monday I can't use dependencies.

Has someone a good idea to solve my problem?

Thorsten
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Maybe it is an option to create a mappart for these kind of weekend events and tasks.

Mapparts are saved in your MindManager App so you can reuse it over and over again.
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Dear Ary,

thank you for your answer.

To replicate the "weekend" task isn't my problem.

For better understanding:

For example I have 3 tasks

Task 1 (Duration: 5 days, worktime: from Monday to Friday)
Task 2 (Duration: 2 days, worktime: from Saturday to Sunday, depends on Task 1 (FS))
Task 3 (Duration: 7 days, worktime: from Monday to Friday)

Task 1 and 3 will start on the 2nd of October

Case 1: If I use a map calender setting from Monday to Friday, I'll get the following result:

Task 1: 02.10.-06.10.
Task 2: 09.10.-10.10. (It's Mondy and Tuesday!)
Task 3: 02.10.-10.10.

Case 2: If I use a map calender setting from Saturday to Sunday, I'll get the following result:

Task 1: 02.10.-06.10.
Task 2: 07.10.-08.10.
Task 3: 02.10.-08.10. (the last two days are at the weekend!!!)

I hope I could get my problem better.
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This one is complicated indeed with the current facilities of MindManager Calender settings.

My suggestion would be to create a separate map for the weekend tasks with a calender for only saturday and sunday.

In the Main project map with a mondy-friday calendar - create a Map-Rollup to get the info from the weekend map.
This works and you can see the weekend info in your mainmap.

Map Rollup is available since the second update of MM2017 for windows and works fine in MM2018 as well.
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If you don't want to upgrade to MM2018 I would suggest to use the famous MAP addin.

Their Linking options give similar benefits as mapp roll up.
https://www.olympic-limited.co.uk/mindmanager-add-ins/map-for-mindmanager/linking/
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Dear Ary,

thanks for your suggestions.

I upgraded to MM 2018 and I love the olympic add-ins (Greetings to Nigel).

I will try the Map Rollup-solution.
Thanks a lot.

Thorsten
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Glad to be of some help.
Please inform us if this solves your issue
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