Project Calendar

The Project Calendar provides a project management overview in calendar format of the deployment of resources, timeframes for tasks, and upcoming project events such as meetings and milestones. The calendar displays in the Diagram View workspace, consisting of a:

  • Calendar panel, displaying months of the year
  • Diary panel sectioned into days or weeks
  • Toolbar at the top of the window, which enables you to define what information is displayed and how it is formatted

Access:    View | Project Calendar



See also

Calendar Panel

The calendar panel, when viewed normally on the screen, displays a calendar of six months that by default includes the current month

By closing or reducing other panels on the screen, and depending on the size of your screen, you can show the months for a period of up to 3 years and six months

You can review data for up to several decades into the past, if such data has been recorded, and plan ahead for up to several decades into the future; to display future or past months, either:

  • Click on the arrows in the names of the months on the left and right of the top row of months, or
  • Click and hold the mouse on the name of a month so that a list of months and years displays, and move the mouse forwards to scroll up the list or backwards to scroll down the list; when you reach the required month, ensure that it is highlighted and release the mouse button

On the calendar, today's date has a red border; if you have scrolled the calendar so that today's date is not shown, click on the second icon in the toolbar (Todayicon) to position the current month in the top left of the calendar with today's date highlighted


Diary Panel

The diary panel displays a set of day fields, each of which can contain one or more markers for an event or task

The content of the display is determined by the selections you make in the toolbar, and principally by the object type you select from the first drop-down field:

  • Project Calendar
  • Allocated Resources
  • Project Tasks

The structure of the display depends on the period you want to review, specified using the icons on the toolbar:

  • 1 day (Project Calendar only)
  • 5 days (Mon - Fri) (Project Calendar only)
  • 7 days (Mon - Sun)
  • 31 days

However, in the Calendar panel you can highlight specific periods of between 1 and 7 days (Project Calendar only) and 14, 21, 28, 35 and 42 days, to display just those periods in the Diary panel

If you select a period of between 1 and 7 days, each day is divided into one hour time intervals; you can adjust the time intervals for these periods, using the toolbar (see below)

For the current day, the current time is also highlighted

Also, if you click on today's date in the Calendar panel the Diary panel changes to show the shortest period (7 days or 1 day) for the object type, again with adjustable time intervals for the times of day

For displays of 7 or more days, you can scroll up or down to display the information for earlier or later dates; if you scroll away from today's date, you can return to it by right-clicking anywhere on the display and selecting the Show Today context menu option (not Project Calendar)


Allocated Resources

Project Tasks


The toolbar options modify what is displayed on the Diary panel, and enable you to add certain kinds of information

The icons and fields in the toolbar, from left to right, have the following functions:

  • Add New <object> - enables you to create a new record for an event or task
  • Assign Resource - for Allocated Resources, enables you to assign a new resource to the task
  • Show Today - re-focuses the Diary panel and Calendar panel on today's date, for any object type
  • 1, 5, 7, 31 - sets the number of days displayed in the Diary panel
  • First drop-down - identifies the type of information to display: Calendar events, allocated Resources, or Tasks
  • Second drop-down - identifies the type or characteristic of object to filter for (and depends on the value selected in the first field)
  • Third drop-down - for Allocated Resources, identifies the element type to filter for
  • Options:
  • Configure Event Subtypes - Displays the Configure Subtype dialog, which you use to define categories of event to record on the Calendar
  • Time Scale - where the display includes times of day, enables you to reset the time interval
  • Show End Time - for the Project Calendar, where the times of day are NOT shown and an event occurs within one day, this shows or hides the time at which the event finishes (the start time displays automatically)
  • Show Time As Clocks - toggle between showing start and end times in digital format and as a clock face
  • Compress Weekend Days - in 31-day format, toggle between showing Saturday and Sunday as separate fields and a pair of half-fields
  • Show ToolTips - toggle between showing and hiding mouse roll-over tooltips












Configure Event Subtypes


  • The Project Calendar is available in the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect
  • In the Lite edition of Enterprise Architect, you can view Calendar entries but not change them