Color

Edit the color representing this resource in the Gantt plan. Double click on the color next to the resource and select a new color.

Efficiency

Set the efficiency for this resource

A resource working with another efficiency as the standard resource.
E.g. an older machine which only can make 80% per hour of what a newer machine can make, can be set to 0.8. If the standard time for an operation is 10 hours for the new machine, the older machine will do the operation on 10 hours/0.8=12,5 hours.

If an operation is moved between the two machines the operation time will automatically be calculated

Calendar

Connect a resource to a calendar

Double click in the field Calendar next to a resource and a list of available calendars is shown.

To create or edit calendars right click on the headline Resources in the tree view to the left.

If the activities of a resource are to be displayed in relation to its resource calendar both a valid resource calendar has to be selected and the check box Active has to be enabled.

Advanced calendars in the drop-down box:

Calendar from group
If the resource is a member of a group it is possible to automatically set the calendar to the same calendar as the group uses.
Calendar from group members
If the resource is a group it is possible to join the calendars of the individual members into a calendar for the group. See more here: Resource group using members calendars

Show resource activities in relation to its calendar

With the box ticked off the activities of the resource are displayed in the Gantt chart in relation to its resource calendar.

The function can furthermore be activated/de-activated by clicking the right mouse button on the resource in the Gantt chart and select Capacity according to calendar. See description of the Gantt Chart:https://rob-ex.com/manual/6.4/en/topic/gantt for further details.

Unlimited capacity

If a resource capacity is set as unlimited, the scheduling rule will always see the resource as having unlimited capacity. Even in cases when scheduling with finite capacity. Enable this for e.g. sub-contractors, where you always assume they are able to produce with a fixed lead-time.

Example: A sub contractor is able to do more jobs at the same time. The sub contractor is regarded as one resource in the Gantt plan. The sub contractor is set to Unlimited capacity. When planning with planning strategies using limited capacity, ROB-EX uses the subcontractor as an unlimited capacity.

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