• What are Locations?
  • Creating Locations
  • What are Work Areas?
  • Assigning Locations and Work Areas
  • Analysing Spatial Plans and Performance

What are Locations?

Locations are physical parts of the project site. Whilst usually representing levels of a building or sections of a highway, Locations can be used in many ways to communicate work in the physical world. For example, it is possible to use chainage maps as Locations or even offsite works such as design or manufacturing.

Typically projects structure their Locations the same as their design drawing set however, if you would like assistance structuring your locations we specialise in it. Click below to arrange a Project Setup Session.

Creating Locations

Locations are Project Assets and so are managed and created by Project Administrators in the Administration Controls page.

This can be found by navigating to the Project Menu and selecting Administration Controls (Jump To ↦).

From here navigate to the Project Tab and scroll down to Locations.

Here, Locations can be created, renamed, sorted or deleted.

Locations can be created by attaching a location image or by typing in the name and selecting + Add. Aphex Planner can accept location images in PDF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF file formats.

Locations without a location image are treated as offsite Locations. Offsite Locations can be used to track work and analyse performance however they cannot be used to produce visual sequence maps or clash detection.

What are Work Areas?

Work Areas are the physical space occupied by any individual task. Typically this will include the actual object being constructed or demolished as well as space required by the crew for permanent access, plant or equipment, storage or exclusion zones. Basically the space that nearby work cannot occupy that day without infringing on the task.

Work Areas exist on Locations and therefore cannot be assigned to a task that does not have a Location.

Assigning Locations and Work Areas

Locations and Work Areas can be assigned to tasks by any user that has edit rights to the tasks. To see how this magic works, check out Mapping your plan.

Analysing Spatial Plans and Performance

Well mapped plans unlock huge value for project teams. Aphex Planner can use this information to help teams validate, communicate and analyse their plans or performance.

To check out how to Validate your mapped plans click here.

To understand the ways Aphex Planner can assist in communicating plans click here.

Finally, as different parts of the site can reflect the varying performance of teams and crews or have their own idiosyncratic delay issues (e.g. design), Location is available as both a key filter as well a delay centre in Analyse. To see how to Analyse your project's performance.

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