Machinery usageΒΆ

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

  • Machine -> Project
  • Project -> Machine

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Machinery

Applications for the Machinery Usage view:

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

You can use the Machinery Usage view for the following:

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

Context menu in the Machinery Usage view

If you open the context menu in the Machine 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 groups - machine types per day, week, etc.
  • Show average usage per unit of the time – the average required number of machine resources per day, week, etc.
  • Show effort per unit of the time – planned effort in machine hours (or machine 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 together with other activities.
  • Use exclusively - the selected activity uses the machine exclusively.