Copy Day Types

You can copy an existing day type to a new day type within an area. To get the greatest benefit from this feature, use it after you have created the original day type's entire schedule. When you do, you will copy the entire schedule for the original day type to the new day type.

This feature is particularly useful when you want to create a new day type that contains a slightly modified schedule from the original. You can then easily edit the new day type and assign days of the week to it whenever the modified schedule is required.

To copy a day type:

  1. Select the day type in the Day Type grid that you want to copy.

  2. Click the right mouse button.

  3. Select Copy from the menu that appears.

A Copy Day Type dialog box appears.

  1. Type the name of the new day type in the New Day Type field.

  2. Click OK.

The Action Calendar creates a new day type with the name you specified and copies the original day type's weekday schedule to the new day type.


For example, you have a Weekday schedule for the spring and summer to start and stop a molding machine that is in the Molding area . However, in the fall and winter you need to lengthen the molding machine's run time on Wednesday and Thursday. You create a Long Run day type by copying the Weekday schedule and editing it to extend the molding machine's runtime hours. When the fall season begins, you can then assign Wednesday and Thursday to the Long Run day type.