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Highlight activities using Filters and Spotlight feature in Primavera P6

Primavera P6 is a comprehensive project management software that is widely used in construction, engineering, and other industries. It offers a wealth of features to help you plan, track, and control your projects, and two of these features are the Filters and Spotlight.

In this tutorial, let us learn how to highlight activities using filters and spotlight feature in Primavera P6.

Filters in Primavera P6:

Filters are a powerful tool that allows you to sort, categorize, and display only the activities that are relevant to you. They are highly customizable and can be applied to activities based on a wide range of criteria, such as start and finish dates, resources, and project codes.

To use filters, simply go to the “Filter” menu in Primavera P6 and select the criteria you want to apply. You can also save your filters for future use, so you don't have to recreate them each time you need them.

Spotlight Feature in Primavera P6:

The Spotlight feature in Primavera P6 is another powerful tool that allows you to quickly and easily identify activities that require your attention. This feature highlights activities based on a set of criteria that you specify, such as late start or finish dates, or activities that are over budget.

To use the Spotlight feature, simply go to the “Spotlight” menu in Primavera P6 and select the criteria you want to apply. The activities that meet the criteria will then be highlighted, making it easy to identify the areas of your project that need the most attention.

You can use numerous capabilities of Primavera P6 to highlight the activities within a range of dates or some criteria.

Spotlight feature is also a functionality to highlight activities and gantt chart within a range of dates starting from data date.

  1. First let us see how to use the "Filter" feature directly to highlight activities

  • Click on Filter icon

  • Through this dialog box, click on New to create a new filter

  • Here, set the filter parameters as shown in the below table.


By using the Filters and Spotlight features in Primavera P6, you can quickly and easily sort, categorize, and highlight activities in your project, allowing you to stay focused on the most important tasks and keep your project on track. Whether you're a seasoned project manager or just getting started, these features are a must-have for anyone who wants to maximize their productivity and ensure their projects are a success.

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