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How can I exchange data between Merlin Project and Timeline 3D?

The application Timeline 3D is often used by project managers for creating special timelines within projects. Therefore, the question of data exchange between the two programs is obvious.

The easiest option is the data transfer via AppleScript. Download this complimentary AppleScript and open it in the macOS ScriptEditor.

It transfers items of your project scheduling to Timeline 3D. You may forward just selected items or the complete scheduling.

To transfer the selection, simply select tasks (in a work breakdown view) or resources (from a resources or assignments view) and call the script. When prompted how the script should work, choose 'Selection'.
If you want to transfer all activities of the project, just click any row and choose 'Transfer all'.

Note A big project with lots of tasks may be difficult to be rendered by Timeline 3D in the 3D view.

For further information, see within the AppleScript.


Note To AppleScripts from ProjectWizards: You may incorporate this ProjectWizards sample code into your program(s) without restriction. This ProjectWizards sample code has been provided "AS IS" and the responsibility for its operation is yours. You are not permitted to redistribute this ProjectWizards sample code as "ProjectWizards sample code" after having made changes. If you're going to redistribute the code, we require that you make it clear that the code was descended from ProjectWizards sample code, but that you've made changes.

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