A baseline is a snapshot or a copy of the schedule in a static form. This allows you to compare several project schedule states to see how certain updates affected the latest state of the project schedule.
In order to compare different Project baselines, in PrimaverReader, we enable you to import up to 4 different baselines. See the image below.
In order to insert a baseline in PrimaveraReader do the following steps:
- Go to the File Menu.
- Click on the Baselines Submenu.
- Click on the Import button.
- Choose the desired file and click OK.
Note: When you compare projects use the same project with the same activities IDs. The baseline
values in PrimaveraReader™ are displayed as exported in the .XER files. When calculating earned value
from a Baseline “At competition values with current date” option is used.
In Gantt chart, you can see the graphical presentation of the Baselines bars, given right below the original activity bar so you can easily compare the schedule changes that have been made.