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Resource assignment fields grayed out - Primavera P6 16.2

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Danilo Bojovic
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Hi guys, this is my first post here.

I am using Primavera P6 16.2 for my MSc thesis. Current problem that I have is that I cannot assign material resource for specific day of the activity, the fields are gray instead of white, as in few YouTube videos I watched - In this case, I want to assign Concrete for the last day of the activity, and Reinforcment for the first day of the activity. I've tried to change max Units, and tried to change something in Resource settings, but with no success.

And one more question, is it possible to assign same resource to multiple activites with the same quantities?

Kind regards,

Danilo

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Zoltan Palffy
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always works if you follow my advice

Danilo Bojovic
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For first question I've assigned resource curve (made my own in resource curve menu). 

For second, I've set default value for resource units, then selecting multiple activities, and assigning that resource to them.

Zoltan Palffy
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what worked like a charm ? which solution ?

Danilo Bojovic
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Thank you guys, it worked like a charm!

Zoltan Palffy
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Part 1 answer

assign a resource curve to do what you want as far as adjusting how the resource will be distributed

Part 2 answer

highlight all activities right click

assign then resources

David Kelly
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Several ways to assign the same quantity of a resource to multiple activities.  If you have authority in the resource dictionary, change the default allocation to your required quantity. Then filter the activities you want to allocate the resource to, then CTRL A, then right click and chose Assign -> Resources.

David Kelly
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Quite a few reasons this happens. Mostly it is the duration type of the activity.

You can only manually enter future period values for activities with a duration type of Fixed

Duration & Units and Fixed Duration & Units/Time