Constraint breaking mode

To prevent Enterprise Timetabler from producing scheduling solutions that contain clashes and other problems, you usually use Enterprise Timetabler in a mode that enforces hard constraints. However, in some circumstances, you might want to break constraints.

For example, if a location can be used by two or more separate groups of students for different activities that occur at the same time, it is acceptable for the location to be double-booked.

Note: Your ability to break constraints is controlled by the permissions that are assigned to you.

When Enterprise Timetabler is in constraint breaking mode, you can perform actions that break constraints. However, the effect of entering constraint breaking mode depends on the settings in the Constraints window. Those settings might specify that some constraints are always enforced.

To toggle constraint breaking mode, click Constraint Breaking Mode (see below) on the Timetable toolbar. When Enterprise Timetabler is in constraint breaking mode, it displays an exclamation mark and Constraint Breaking Mode in the status bar at the bottom of the application window. If a constraint is broken when Enterprise Timetabler is in constraint breaking mode, scheduling problems are generated.

Constraint breaking mode

Scientia Ref: 4047. For Enterprise Timetabler 3.14. Copyright © Scientia Ltd. 2018