This Visual Studio extension vizualizes compilation process in form of horizontal bars diagram
Parallel Builds Monitor is professional tool to track bottlenecks of Build process.
Main features are:
Live Gantt chart
CPU and HDD Usage graphs
Critical Path for build (project dependencies)
Save graph as .png and .csv
Show Elapsed Times for projects and whole compilation
Install Parallel Builds Monitor through Extensions and Updates in Visual Studio (in Tools menu) or by downloading from here and installing.
Show Parallel Builds Monitor by clicking: Visual Studio->Menu->View->Other Windows->Parallel Builds Monitor.
"Build Timing" option is feature that provide much more detailed info about time about steps of compilation process. It is available only for C++ projects and English version of Visual Studio. It provide information about such steps like:
time spend on pre-build and post-build step
and about 17th other steps that impact compilation proces
To have "Build Timing" times in report you must turn on Build Timing option by selecting: Menu Tools → Options → Projects and Solutions → VC++ Project Settings → Build Timing in Visual Studio.