Applies to

  • Pro
  • Business
  • Enterprise

Highlight the Driving Path of a Subtask

See which other tasks affect a task’s start date with Driving Path.


  • Smartsheet
  • Pro
  • Business
  • Enterprise

The driving path is based on predecessor relationships. You can enable it to quickly find tasks that encroach on a vital task’s start date.

Driving Path Example


Dependencies must be enabled on the sheet first. 


Show or Hide Driving Path

To show driving path in the Gantt chart: 

  1. Right-click a subtask.
  2. Select Show Driving Path.

    Show Driving Path

That’s it! Your driving path task bars are outlined in navy blue.

To hide Driving Path in the Gantt chart: 

  1. Right-click on any row.
  2. Select Hide Driving Path.
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