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Change Duration when adding extra Resource

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Rodney Jones
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Hi All,

What settings must I use to get P6 to change Activity Duration when I add extra Resources?

Lets say I have I have a 10 day activity with 1 Resource on it and 100 units, when I add an additional same Resource I want the duration to reduce to 5 days and retaining 100 units.

Thanks,

Rod

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Rodney Jones
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Rodney Jones
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YES! the User Preferences, Calculation, Resource Assignments option to: Recalculate ... instead of Preserve ...

 

that was the setting I couldn't remember, thanks Alexandre.

Alexandre Faulx-B...
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Hello guys,

do not forget to change the User Preferences, Calculation, Resource Assignments option to: Recalculate ... instead of Preserve ...

this way, P6 will split the 100 hours assigned to Resource #1 between the original and the additional resources

Alexandre

Zoltan Palffy
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you can change the duration TYPE to fixed units. As you change the units this will change the duration. 

you can also change the activity type to resource dependent. This will use the resource calendar as opposed to the activity calendar. You usually use this if you have multiple resouces on the same activity.