Construction Scheduling Frequent Questions

We have completely renovated our site with Major Changes and an enhanced User Experience. These changes will affect anyone who purchased anything from our site before June 1, 2021.

Following are the changes and updates;

  1. You now have to create an account for the site to purchase any Construction Scheduling Templates or Support Options. A Site Account will provide you the ability to;
    • View All Purchase History and View & Re-Download Files at any time on the My Account page by logging in with a Username and Password.
    • If you purchased the Quick Schedule Guide V3, you would directly access the Quick Guide from the My Account page.

       

  2. The Quick Schedule Guide V3 has been moved to our site to give you the ability to control your Login Details with your Username & Password.

     

  3. There is now an Option to Add Support for the Quick Guide. With the Support Option, you can Submit Support Tickets directly from the Guide while scheduling and using the Quick Guide. You can also attach scheduling or other files and screenshots with your Support Ticket. Our Support is fast and complete.

     

  4. The Quick Schedule Guide V3 is currently being updated over the next few months. It will include Updates and Additional Features. Each Summary Topic will include the last modified date below each Topic.

     

  5. All Download Templates and Files are now .ZIP files. Due to enhanced internet security, we are no longer using .EXE files.

     

  6. All Construction Scheduling Templates have been Updated for 2021. As always, you can Re-Download any purchased files in the current version For Free.

     

  7. All Construction Scheduling Templates are now formatted with an additional CSI Division 1-16 field. If you are using the older CSI Division Coding, you will now be able to View, Filter, and Sort by CSI Division 1-16.

     

  8. We have added the following Construction Scheduling Templates:
    • Residential MULTI-STORY Template
    • Commercial MULTI-STORY Template
    • CSI Division 1-16 Template
    • NOTE:  If you have previously purchased any of the Template Packages, you can download the new Scheduling Templates Packages to include the added Templates for Free.

       

  9. We have a new Cart and Checkout system. There is a Cart & Checkout Link that shows the current Total in the Cart for every item for sale. You will always know how much is in the Cart before adding more or Checking Out.

     

  10. We have added a Chat and Messaging feature at the bottom right of all browser windows. You can Message us anytime and Chat when we are available. If you have purchased the Support Option for the Quick Guide, you should submit All Support Requests from the Quick Schedule Guide V3 with Support page.

     

  11. We have added a wholly updated 'What's New' section on the site that will have All Current Articles, News, Notices & Updates so you can always see current information.  What's New? can be accessed from the top navigation link on every page. Please check this section out every time you visit our site.

There are a lot of upgrades and changes that will enhance your User Experience. We are continually developing new and better ways to use Construction Scheduling to streamline your construction projects and increase your profit potential.

Please contact us with any questions or comments.

We have completely renovated our site with Major Changes and an enhanced User Experience. These changes will affect anyone who purchased anything from our site before June 1, 2021.

Click On the dropdown above to view the current Updates and Changes.

You now can View Your Purchase History and Re-Download any Templates or Files, and access the Quick Schedule Guide V3 from the My Account page.

To set up the database with your purchases, you need to Create an Account and send us your Original Order Information for any order before June 1, 2021. We will be able to find all related purchased orders from the information from any prior purchase.

There are 2 Steps to complete the Migration of your purchases and files. If you have not yet created an account, please click the Create an Account link below.  If you have already created an account, please skip that form and fill out the Your Contact & Original Oder Details form below.

Please allow up to 72 hours for the Migration to be complete.

Step 1

Step 2

Your Contact & Original Order Details

The Quick Schedule Guide V3 is a companion Guide to our Construction Scheduling Templates to allow you to schedule quickly and effectively and use all of the features in the templates. This Guide comes with a PDF Download and Lifetime Access to the Online Version on our site from the 'My Account' page.

The Online version is always current. When the Guide is updated or new features added, you will always have the current version. Some great benefits of the Online Version are quick to search and easy navigation. You can also split your PC window screen, show Microsoft Project on one side, and pin the Quick Guide on the other split window that provides direct access to the Guide while scheduling on the same screen. 

The Quick Schedule Guide V3 & Lifetime Support includes everything listed above PLUS LIFETIME SUPPORT that allows you to submit support tickets right from the top navigation 'Submit a Support Ticket' link on the same screen.

This Support Option is invaluable! - you can split your screen with Microsoft Project on one side of the split window and the Quick Guide on the other and submit support tickets directly while scheduling and using the Quick Guide. You can also attach scheduling or other files and screenshots with your Support Ticket. Our support is fast and complete.

The Quick Schedule Guide V3 is now located on our site in the recent Major Site Upgrade. 

You Login can Access the Quick Schedule Guide V3 with or without support (depending on which option you purchased) on the My Account page of the site.
The Scheduling Templates purchased and downloaded through our site are the Lifetime Property of the Purchaser. You can use the Templates throughout 1 Business Location to prepare as many technical, business, and personal documents as necessary, including those for your clients, and integrating them into your business systems and practices.

You cannot share, copy, transmit either electronically or physically, email, forward, resell or redistribute the Templates to any individual, group, or entity outside your organization in any other way or combined with another product without prior written consent from us.
Choosing the suitable scheduling template for the purpose you are scheduling for will save a lot of time now and in the future.

Every project is different, and your level of detail may have unique requirements depending on the project's nature and who will be using it.

We provide Pre-Linked and Unlinked Residential, Commercial and Industrial Templates in different levels of detail for your use.

Pre-Linked Summary Templates are for quick schedules and are suitable for upfront and show schedules – great for owners, banks, and stakeholders when you do not need to provide full detail. With the Pre-Linking structure already completed, you can change the start date, manipulate what you need to, and have a construction schedule quickly.

Pre-Linked Detail Templates are typical Project Specific Templates for a quick schedule for the type of project you are scheduling. These templates are a good starting point for detailed project schedules. With the Pre-Linking structure already completed, you can change the start date, manipulate what you need to, and have a construction schedule quickly.

Unlinked Summary Templates are suitable for upfront and show schedules – great for owners, banks, and stakeholders when you do not need to provide full detail. Summary Templates do not include any Task Pre-Linking but are still quick and easy to manipulate.

Unlinked General Templates are a detailed but filtered version of the Master Templates. General templates do not include any Task Pre-Linking but will save you time and still have the structure and detail to effectively control your Projects.

Unlinked Master Templates have the most detailed Task Listing and Structure. Master templates do not include any Task Pre-Linking but will provide the structure and detail to schedule any size Project at a highly detailed level.
The Quick Schedule Guide V3 is the Property of the Purchaser. This Guide is a Single License per Individual and includes a PDF and Lifetime Access to the Online Version for the Purchaser.

You cannot share, copy, transmit either electronically or physically, email, forward, resell or redistribute this Guide to any individual, group, or entity in any other way or combined with another product without prior written consent from us.

The Online Version is for the Purchaser's Individual Access only with a Username and Password. Sharing Access with other individuals, groups, or entities is prohibited.
• For Project 98 through Project 2007, click the Help menu and then click About Microsoft Office Project.
• For Project 2010, click the File tab, then click Help.
• For Project 2013, 2016, and Project 2019 click File > Account.
Microsoft Project Standard and Professional Versions are the same except that the Professional Version requires Microsoft Project Server to allow a Multi-User Network Environment. With Microsoft Project Server, the cost will nearly double.

Microsoft Project Standard is sufficient for almost all cases, and you can use common file locations on your shared server. You can also still find great deals and use Microsoft Project Professional without Microsoft Project Server.
All our Templates, Guides, and Support require using and version of Microsoft Project 2000 through the Current Version (Standard or Professional Version) as your core Scheduling Software. All the Scheduling Template Features and Functionality will work with either the Standard or Professional version.

When you download any of our Construction Scheduling Templates, you will get the current version which will open with Microsoft Project 2010 or later.

If you are using an earlier version of Microsoft Project, we can convert any files to any older version type. In this case, please place your order for any templates and contact us to convert them to your current working version.
All of our Scheduling Templates, Products & Support require using any version of Microsoft Project Versions 2000 through the Current Version. All Template Features and Functionality will work with each MS Project version.

Unless you have special needs for the new Toolbar Ribbon and additional features available with Microsoft Project 2010 and Later Versions, using Microsoft Project 2003 or 2007 will be fine.
Preparing an initial detailed schedule from a template can take 2 to 4 hours, depending on the available information and the scheduler's experience. You can complete a summary schedule in approximately 30 minutes.

Updating a schedule can take 15 minutes for a simple update and an hour or more for more complex updates.
For the construction schedule to drive the project, you should update it regularly. When a project is active, the construction schedule should be updated weekly. If there is not much activity, the construction schedule can be updated Bi-Weekly.

To enforce control, attention, and the support of all associated team members, your construction schedules should serve as the leading planning and communication tool to let everyone know the project's status and what the current changes and adjustments are.

Your construction schedule should also create an expectancy to promote communication and action. An effective construction schedule requires that the managers of the project and information convey this attitude and hold the associated team members accountable.

Many people use a schedule to report what happened and not use the schedule as an effective planning tool. Inadequate planning and poor communication will extend the construction duration.
No version of Microsoft Project can be directly installed on a Mac OS. You’ll need to run parallels and install Project in the emulated Windows environment.

Another option is to check out the Microsoft Project Online for browser-based project management tools to do many of the same things as Project Online Desktop Client. The added collaborative features like time-sheets and project sites help your team work together.
Due to the intangible nature of Digital Files and Support Services, we are unable to issue refunds.

We have made our best effort to give you full details, samples, and demos of each Product, Template, and Support Services that we offer. If you have any questions about a Product, Template, and Support, please contact us before purchasing.

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