What is the most efficient way to remove multiple relationships from multiple activities in Primavera P6?
It is possible to remove relationships from an activity by highlighting that activity and employing the bottom predecessor, successor, and/or relationship details to remove associated activities. This works great, but may quickly become laborious when you have to remove relationships from multiple activities. If this is your situation, a more efficient way to remove relationships from multiple activities is to utilize the assign tool group, and, in particular, the assign successor and assign predecessor features.
This article demonstrates the most efficient way to remove relationships from multiple activities.
We have in Figure 1 our Primavera P6 demonstration schedule.
We want to delete all successor and predecessor relationships from all activities in the below grade work breakdown structure (WBS) element. In Figure 2 we highlight all activities in the below grade WBS element.
Then we select successors in the assign tool group, Figure 3.
Next we highlight all activities in the assign successors dialog, Figure 4.
Click the remove icon (red x) in the assign successors dialog, Figure 4. In Figure 5 we see that all successor relationships have been removed from below grade activities.
But to completely remove all relationships associated with the below grade WBS element we additionally use the predecessor feature in the assign tool group, Figure 6.
Select all activities in the assign predecessor dialog and click the remove icon. In Figure 7 we now have our schedule where all relationships associated with activities in the below grade WBS element are removed.
Just as the Primavera P6 assign tool group helps speed the insertion of relationships on multiple activities it also makes the deletion of activities on multiple activities much faster. In fact when you select multiple activities in the activities table both the assign and remove icons in the below details are dimmed out.
Thus this approach is the only method to simultaneously remove relationships from multiple activities. To proceed highlight all activities in the activities table you want to remove relationships from. The key really then is to highlight all activities in the assign successors and/or the assign predecessors dialog, and click remove. In this way you are able to remove all successor and predecessor relationships from the activities in question.
This relationship removal technique in Primavera P6 speeds up what otherwise may have been a tedious and laborious process.