The scale of the Gantt determines the time period that you use to see your cards, this article describes:

  • How you can change the scale from an hourly scale all the way up to a quarterly scale.
  • How you can create your own sprint scale that increments the sprint number every X weeks.
  • How to show the weekly scale and change other settings.

Changing the scale

Changing the scale allows you to zoom in our out on your Gantt chart, you can use the set Zoom drop down menu on the Gantt chart to select your zoom level. 

You get an idea of the zoom level for each of the option on our example Gantt

Show by week / two weeks

This will show you the scale by month and then by days, showing roughly 2-4 weeks on your screen.

You can also show week numbers or sprint numbers when you select this scale.

Show by month / two months

This will show you the scale by month and then days, showing roughly 2-4 months on your screen.

You can also show week numbers or sprint numbers when you select this scale.

Show by quarter

This will show you the scale by month and day or year and quarter, showing 2-4 quarters on your screen.

You can only show week numbers or sprint numbers when you selected the scale by month and day.

Show by year

This will show you the scale by year and month or year and quarter, showing 2-4 years on your screen.

You can also show week numbers or sprint numbers when you select this scale.

Fit project dates

This will try to find the best available scale where your full project (start-end) will fit on your screen.

Showing week numbers

Showing week numbers on the scale are available by enabling this from the more settings panel. When enabled it will show the week numbers for each week. This setting will be saved when you create a bookmark.

Showing sprint numbers

When you use repetitive sprints, you can show the sprint numbers on the scale, you can enable this scale and set it up in the more settings panel.

This screen recording shows how to setup a sprint scale that lasts 3 weeks each.

The following settings are available:

  • Sprint start date: This date will be used to set the first week of the sprint.
  • # weeks in sprint: The duration of the sprint in weeks.
  • Sprint start #: This is the start number of the first sprint (sprints get incremental numbers)
  • Sprint label: This is the text that will be used before in the scale.

The sprint scale settings will be saved and can be shared when creating a bookmark in Placker.

Today line

Show/hide today

The today line is the red 'flag' / line that marks the current time, by default this line is shown, you can hide the line from the settings panel.

Auto refresh today

When you use the Gantt on a big screen, you might want the Gantt to auto refresh to today. When enabled, the Gantt will be centered on Today and the today line will be updated.

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