Set and adjust machine types

We recommend you to define machine types in a way that allows you to manage them in groups. You may define a group for each of the machine types (for instance: lifting davits, tower cranes …).

Manufacturer and machine or device type are then defined within the group (Example: Lifting davits - Lifting davit type 10 to, Lifting davit type 100 to, etc.)

In order to set and adjust machines,do as follows:

  • Select the menu item Start > Properties > Resource.

The dialogue box Resource pool opens.

  • Select the tab Machine types.


  • Create a new group by clicking on the button New group or on the row that is marked with an asterisk (*), enter a new group name in the column Machine group.

  • Enter a new machine type in this group in the row (column Description). You can enter more machine types in the empty row below in the column machine type, which copies the group name automatically. Note: To change the group name, at first, you need to do this in the first group row, which automatically transfers the group name to all the other saved machine types.

  • Enter a specific value in the column Code to exchange data with other applications.

  • Enter the description / manufacturer, etc. of the machine type in the field Machine type.

  • Enter the measurement unit of the tool or machine type (example: piece, etc.) in the field Measurement unit.

  • Enter the costs per hour of the machine type in the field Unit price.

  • After a particular date you can enter either a coefficient for an existing unit price or a new unit price per hour and machine type in the field Price adjustment.

  • If necessary, enter a note in the field Notes.

  • Click on the button OK.

Import / export of machine types

Click on the button Export to export a resource to a TXT file or on the button Import to import resources.

Import / export fields:

  • [ID]

  • [Machine group](required field)

  • [Code]

  • [Machine type](required field)

  • [Measurement unit]

  • [Unit price]

  • [Price adjustment]

  • [Notes]

The individual fields are separated by a hash key “#”.

Sample of an import file:

  #Construction machines - Dredgers##Demolition dredges - Caterpillar#Pcs.#32.00##


  • You can search for machine groups, machine types or the machine type code in the field Filter. Enter the search phrase (or a part of it) in the field.