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Status Future consideration
Workspace Blueworks Live
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 21, 2019

Allow Playback to Repeat Steps

The Playback function does not allow you to repeat activities, so we cannot use it when an exception path on a map takes you back to repeat an activity. This is a common feature of processes in most fields. We would like to be able to walkthrough a playback and calculate the time that is added when we kick a file back through the exception process 1, 2, or 3+ times.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 131231
RFE Product Blueworks Live
  • Guest
    Mar 10, 2020

    Thanks for your request! We agree - this would be a very useful enhancement. Unfortunately we won't be able to get it into our upcoming release (which includes many other playback enhancements) but will add it our list of future enhancements.
    In the meantime, you'll see a number of other Playback enhancements in our upcoming May 2020 release, including:
    - The number of playbacks that can be defined for a process is being increased to 10, and Viewers are allowed to view playbacks now.
    - Users will be able to playback parallel paths within a process, and define end-to-end playbacks across linked processes.
    - Users will be able to select multiple numeric properties for analysis within a Playback, and see cumulative values as they step through the playback.
    - Users will be able to easily share Playbacks via links or the new Playback report.