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