Change gantt scale for long projects

+14 votes
asked May 7, 2018 in Wanted features by Guillaume


When trying to draw Gantt diagram for long projects, the scale is not good enough. It could be useful to be able to set the "resolution" of the gantt (i.e. month or year resolution).

to improve the readability in that case, milestones should also write exact date.

example for syntax proposal:

Resolution is Month
[Test prototype] lasts 10 days
[Prototype completed] happens at [Test prototype]'s end
[Prototype completed] display date
[Setup assembly line] lasts 12 days
[Setup assembly line] starts at [Test prototype]'s end

Best Regards,


commented Jul 20, 2018 by Bryan (420 points)
I think it'd also be desirable to change not only the calendar units, but also the task units. So if the Resolution keyword indicated what sort of calendar was to be used, then it would be desirable to allow units of days/weeks/months/quarters.
commented Jul 20, 2018 by Bryan (420 points)
I see there is another question/request asking for hours ...
commented Mar 11 by tleuthold (110 points)
Thanks a lot for the Gantt feature!
For longer projects it would be good to have a time scale for display using weeks or month.
commented Mar 31 by rlyacht (140 points)
The resolution keyword would work well for me.  I have projects going out a few years, with work quantized in months.

1 Answer

+2 votes
answered May 24, 2018 by Steven Fox

We generally talk in Calendar weeks, and Quarters