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Old 07-26-2017, 10:07 AM
Kestrel_91 Kestrel_91 is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 64bit
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Default Assigning equipment

Hi guys,

I am having trouble assigning equipment for my different tasks that I have. I'll give you an exemple. I have a construction project. In it I have tasks that require the use of the crane. Now I want to allocate the crane as an equipment. Ok, I go to the ressource sheet, I make a new ressource as work, call it "crane". Now we are getting to the part where it gets tricky. The crane is not used for the entire duration of the task, but just at the beginning. When I allocate the crane to a task, Project considers it to be employed for the duration of the task. I need to assign it just for a certain amount of time. Does anyone have any idea how it can be done ?

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Old 07-26-2017, 11:30 AM
Guloluseus Guloluseus is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 32bit
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Simplest way s to create an additional task and allocate resources. In your example, create a task called "cranage" immediately above the main task and starting at the same time (start to start) and allocate the crane to that only.

Generally if you allocate a resource, it is seen as being required for the duration of the task - its logical. If a task resource is required for a shorter time, then it is effectively a separate task.
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