Creating a work cycle

After defining all the shifts, we can move onto defining the work cycles that each worker will do. The work cycle is the sequence of shifts and public holidays that a worker does and repeats over time. To do so, we have to go to the menu View | Cycles.

To be able to create a new cycle, we must click on the New cycle button when the Cycles window opens.

The creation of a Q5 type cycle can be seen in the example. It is a complex cycle of shifts used by some police forces.

The example has started with a scenario that is beginning on the morning timetable cycle. It could have equally begun with any other weekly sequence of the same cycle.

Once the cycle is defined, it is necessary to click Save to confirm said cycle and subsequently add it to the list of work cycles.