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