Steelray Project Viewer

Steelray Project Viewer

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Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Setup Window
  • Task Usage View
  • Network Diagram View
  • Printing Tool
  • Printing Preferences
  • Main Window
  • Main window
  • Print preview
  • Options to export the project

Editorial review

Comments

Margie Smeer Senior editor

Steelray Project Viewer offers users a professional way of opening project files created with Microsoft Project. It includes all the necessary tools that are specific to a program of this kind. It comes with a fair price, considering all the features that it has to offer.

This program is especially useful for those who are working in project management field and need an organized way of viewing the task list of a project.
Moreover, it comes with a modern graphical-user interface. At first, it might seem complicated and difficult to use, but it is actually quite practical. You just need to load the project file. By accessing the toolbox, users can select from a variety of displaying modes of a project file. The first and the most popular one is Gantt Chart. Additionally, Steelray Project Viewer is able to display the project timeline, network diagram, resource sheet, resource usage, task usage, etc.

I was a bit disappointed by the fact that Steelray Project Viewer handles only project files that are saved in MPP or XML formats. This might be considered a drawback by some users. Other than that, this program doesn't seem to have many disadvantages. It is a well-built tool that fulfils its purpose efficiently.

Pros

  • Appealing user-interface design.
  • Fair price.
  • Offers multiple preview modes.
  • Includes a printer tool.

Cons

  • It opens only MPP and XML files.

What's new in version 5.2

Highlights of this release are:

Support for additional UN/CEFACT fields
Support for latest UN/CEFACT D09B released by PARCA 8/20/12Support for MS Project 2013
In excel processing fixed bug where getting wrong number of columns when a column value was null
Support for shading calendar exceptions
Fixed bug where not filtering properly with blank lines in project

What's new in version 5.1

Highlights of this release are:
Fixed filter highlight focus
Fixed filter help
Fixed some navigation issues
Display Ghost tasks
Fixed multiple filter selection not allowing summary tasks to display without children
Mac OSX German version now displays menu bar
Fix in calculating critical path
Fix in displaying custom outline codes
Fixed filter for critical path type
Blank line support

What's new in version 3.5

Improved Performance
 

Publisher's description

Are you interested in maximizing the value which your business gains from using Microsoft® Project? Steelray Project Viewer gives you the power to easily share your Microsoft; Project schedules with your entire organization – for less than 6% of the cost of Microsoft Project. If your organization uses Microsoft Project, viewer software like Steelray Project Viewer is a cost-saving essential.
To extend the capabilities of Microsoft Project, our project viewer ensures that authorized viewers will be able to access, navigate, print and export Microsoft Project schedules, while preventing them from making changes. With our .mpp file viewer, you will save thousands in licensing fees and provide the right tool for the right users.

STEELRAY PROJECT VIEWER OPENS:
Microsoft Project MPP files – Project 98 through Project 2010
UN/CEFACT XML files – the only viewer to support UN/CEFACT XML, supported since version 5.0.1
Microsoft Excel files – using our Excel template
For Microsoft® Project customers, Steelray Project Viewer delivers:
Budget control – Reduce your license costs and provide inexpensive project access to everyone
Peace of mind – Steelray Project Viewer prevents users from making unauthorized changes to project files
Flexibility – An .mpp file viewer for Microsoft Project that delivers true project navigation.

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