Edit Resource Window
This window enables you to create and modify resource definitions. You
can specify a resource name and description as well as indicate the resource type
and priority. Also, actual, budgeted, and fixed resource costs can be specified.
In two secondary windows, you can define the availability profile and a list of
Resource names must be valid SAS names and must be
The Name field is used to specify the name of the resource. The resource
name must be a valid SAS name and must be
unique. A longer description can be given in the Description
The Description field enables you to store a short
description of the resource. A description is purely optional and is used for
reporting purposes only.
The Calendar Name field is used to specify the name of the
calendar for the resource.
Simply type the name of the desired calendar in the field and press Enter.
If that calendar does not exist, you are asked if you would like for it
to be created. If you respond affirmatively, a calendar (with default settings) is
created and given the specified name. Calendars are modified by accessing
the Calendars window for the project.
Resources are classified as either consumable or replenishable. A consumable
resource is one that is used up by the job (such as bricks or money), while a
replenishable resource becomes available again once a job using it has finished
(such as laborers or machinery).
If the For Aggregation Only option is selected, this resource is used for
aggregation rather than
When a resource is defined as an aggregate resource, resource availability
information is ignored.
This selection indicates the amount of work that a particular resource is
to perform on an activity (or the manner in which the resource affects an
activity's duration). When the Fixed by activity duration option is selected, the
resource works for a fixed duration, as specified for the activity; in other
words, the activity's duration is not affected by changing the rate of the
resource used by the activity. The Drives activity duration selection
indicates that the activity's work value indicates
the total amount of work required by the resource for
that activity; such a resource is called a driving resource. The Spans entire
activity selection indicates that the resource is to be a spanning resource; in other
words, the resource is required to work throughout the activity's duration,
no matter which resource is working on it. For example, an activity might
require 10 percent of a "supervisor," or the use of a particular room,
throughout its duration. For such an activity, the duration used for the
spanning resource is computed after determining the span of the activity for
all the other resources.
You can use the horizontal slider to specify a resource priority value between
1 and 100. Lower numbers indicate higher priority. During resource-constrained
scheduling, this number is used to order activities that are waiting for
resources when the primary scheduling rule is
specified as resource priority.
The Resource Cost fields enables you to specify an actual, budgeted, and fixed
cost value for each resource. These costs are optional and are used in cost
calculations for resource cost reports.
The Supplementary Resource Level field can be used to specify an amount of
extra resource that is available for use throughout the duration of the
project. This extra resource is used only if the activity cannot be scheduled
without delaying it beyond its late start time.
Pressing the Availability... button opens the
Availability window for the current resource. From this
window, you can define the availability profile for the resource.
Pressing the Alternates... button opens the
Alternates window for the current resource. From this
window, you can define alternate (substitute) resources for the current resource.
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