soft constraint

A preference that influences the outcome of activity scheduling. For example, an institutional preference that activities should start on the hour, if possible. In the Scheduling Preferences window in Enterprise Timetabler, the user can enable each soft constraint per item type, and set its weighting. A scheduling solution does not need to satisfy soft constraints, but the solutions that do are more acceptable to students and staff.

Scientia Ref: 4232. For Enterprise Timetabler 3.15.1. Copyright © Scientia Ltd. 2019