Machine typesΒΆ

You can structure machine types by clicking the menu item Start > Outline > Structure using the following criteria:

  • Machine types -> Project
  • Project -> Machine types

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Machine types

Applications for the Machine Types view:

  • Display of the project’s demand for machine types.
  • Ressource allocation from the perspective of machine types.
  • Calculation of the usage for every single machine type.
  • Calculation of the total efforts and total costs of every single machine type.
  • Visualisation of the machine types allocation in activities.

You can use the Machine types view for the following:

  • Assign selected activities to a machine type.
  • Analyse the a machine type usage by means of filter settings.
  • Change the timescale.
  • Quick access to the resource pool.

Context menu in the Machine types view

If you open the context menu in the Machine types row, the following commands appear:

  • Show maximum usage per unit of the time – The maximum required number of machine resources for each of the machine types / machine groups per day, week, etc.
  • Show average usage per unit of the time – The average required number of machine type resources per day, week, etc.
  • Show effort per unit of the time – Planned effort in employee hours (or days, respectively) per day, week, etc.

If you open the context menu in the Activity row, the following commands are available:

  • Share - the selected activity shares the machine type together with other activities.
  • Use exclusively - the selected activity uses the machine type exclusively.