A workpack is a collection of Tasks.
Workpacks can be created in the following ways:
- automatically by means of Planning Templates
- manually created from the Add Workpack dialog
- bulk imported from MS Excel
- automatically via connection with a corporate ERP / CMMS.
Properties of a Workpack¶
- Name - A short (50 character limit) name for the Workpack.
- Workpack Group - Workpack groups are optional and user-definable and can be used to group work however you like: you could have different groups for different geographical areas, different groups for different kinds of inspections (GVI, non-destructive measurement, destructive measurement, etc.) or whatever is useful for you.
- Abbreviation - A short (15 character limit) name for the workpack that may be useful in reports, etc.
- Description - A 100 character field which provides more descriptive information of the workpack.
- Asset - The asset that the workpack is attached to. You should choose as specific an asset as you can, while still including all the assets that tasks in this workpack will be on. So if all the tasks in this workpack were within MyCompany / MyField / Gas Plant, you could specify that as your asset for the workpack.
- Revision - This field is used for quickly managing the status of workpacks: for example, when a workpack is complete, you can change its revision to Completed. Workpack Revisions are user-definable.
- Read Only - The check box is only present for historical purposes. It has no effect in NEXUS IC 6.
- Actual Start - This is the date the workpack is scheduled to commence.
- Task Time - A sum of how long all the tasks in this workpack will take. For this to be meaningful, you must have given each task an Approx Timing.
- Work Hours (per day) - Used to estimate duration, based on Task Time.
- Duration (Estimated) - Task Time divided by Work Hours (per day) gives Duration (Estimated).
- Duration (Contingency) - You can optionally add a value onto the estimated duration here, to allow for downtime.
- Duration (Override) - You can optionally enter a value here instead of relying on the calculated process above. This would be useful if, for example, you have another management system that estimates duration for you.
- Actual End - Actual Start plus Duration gives Actual End.
- Day Rate - If you would like NEXUS IC to estimate cost, enter a day rate here. This should be the full cost of one inspector, if inspectors will be working on different tasks in parallel, or the full cost of the team if they are not.
- Cost based on Day Rate - Day Rate x Duration = Cost based on Day Rate
- Costs (Fixed) - Optionally enter any fixed costs here (for example, cost of mobilisation/demobilisation).
- Cost (Total) - Cost based on Day Rate + Costs (Fixed) = Cost (Total)
- Cost (Override) - You can optionally enter a value here instead of relying on the calculated process above. This would be useful if, for example, you have another management system that estimates cost for you.
- Final Estimate - If you have entered an override, Final Estimate will be the override value. Otherwise, it will be the Cost (Total) value.
- Cost Code - Cost Codes are optional and user-definable and can be used to group workpacks however you like.
Report Table Sources¶
To extract workpack data into a report template, use the System Table titled Workpack as the primary Table Source. For more information see Report Templates.
The workpacks grid lists all workpacks.
Use the grid Grouping functionality to group and filter workpacks. It is a quick and easy way to drill down to the anomalies that you are particularly interested in reviewing. By default, this grid is grouped by Revision.
The Workpacks Toolbar¶
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- Add / Edit / Delete Workpack(s).
To bulk update (or delete) workpacks, use the Multi-Edit functionality available from the workpacks grid.
- See Import for full description of the Import menu item.
- See Export for full description of the Export menu item.
- See Customise for full description of the Customise menu item.
- See Connections for information about the Connections toolbar option.
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- Use these buttons to choose the ‘resolution’ of the grid — if you select Monthly, there will be one column for each calendar month, etc.
- Click this button to horizontally scroll the calendar to today’s date. Note that if the calendar does not cover today’s date (because all your workpacks are in the past, or all your workpacks are in the future, or no workpacks have start/end dates) then the Today button will not work.
- Click this button to horizontally scroll the calendar to the selected workpack’ start date. If you have selected multiple workpacks, the calendar will scroll to the last one you selected.
- See Reports for information about the Reports toolbar option.