Assign activities to machines in the view Machine usageΒΆ

Important! A project schedule, which includes activities and the machines required in the resource pool should already been set up.

In order to assign activities to a machine, do the following:

  • Select the view Start > Resource views > Machine.
  • Select the menu item Start > Edit > Filter.

The dialogue box Filter opens.


  • Remove the tick from the check box Offer only used resources for selection to view all machines from the resource pool in the list.
  • You can mark the check box Roles and transfer all machines to the view Machine usage.

Alternatively, you can mark only selected machines.

  • Click on the button OK.
  • Select a machine which you want to assign activities to in the table of the view Machine usage. The tab Activities in the window Resource properties lists activities from the project schedule.


  • Mark the check boxes of the activities.
  • Among others, you can define the machine usage for an activity.
  • Mark the check boxes of the activities.
  • Click on the button OK.

Machine properties during assignation

During the assignation you can refine machine properties by controlling and defining the following values for each activity:

  • Availability of a machine
  • Usage of a machine
  • Notes concerning a machine.

Activity selection

During the assignation you can determine the activity list by activating/deactivating the following options:

  • Assigned activities only lists only assigned activities.

Activities at a specific date

You can filter activities that are due at a specific date. If you leftclick on a cell showing the result from the row Machine and column Date, you will only receive the displayed activities that were defined for this particular time period.