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Primavera®-P6-Project-Management

Primavera®-P6-Project-Management

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For additional information
about modifying calendars,
refer to the Help.

Use more than one calendar when your projects contain activities that can
occur on different schedules. For example, you can create one calendar
that specifies a normal Monday-through-Friday workweek and another
calendar that specifies continuous worktime (24 hours/day). If you define
multiple project calendars, you must assign each activity to the specific
calendar that indicates the worktime available for performing that activity.
The module schedules each activity only during the worktimes of the
calendar to which it is assigned.

A calendar consists of a
standard workweek and a
list of exceptions.

You can also create multiple calendars to control the times when work is
performed by resources throughout your organization. You can then
associate different holidays/exceptions from the global calendar for each
work cycle to indicate individual resource availability.

Define the workhours for each day in the regular workweek. Use the
Calendar dialog box to view and edit a global, project, or resource
calendar.

Modify calendars Choose Enterprise, Calendars; choose the calendar
type (Global, Resource, or Project), select the calendar you want to
modify, then click Modify.

To base a resource or project calendar on another calendar,
select a new global calendar in the Inherit Holidays and
Exceptions from Global Calendar field.

Choose the month you want to modify by clicking the appropriate arrow
button next to the month-year title. Modify the year by clicking the month/
year title, and clicking the appropriate arrow button. To change the
number of hours in a specific workday, click the date you want to change.

Work hours defined with decimal values other than .0 or .5 will
round up or down to .0 or .5.

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To apply the same change to all instances of a specific
weekday in the displayed month, click the weekday’s column
label.

Displays a yearly calendar so you can
select a specific month to view

Choose to define the total
work hours in each day.

Set the number of hours
available to work for a
specific day.

Click to make the selected
day a nonwork day.

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If the date’s display color changes to white, the number of
hours you entered does not equal the default number of work
hours for that weekday.

Each calendar’s work/nonworktime is based on its regular workweek. The
changes you make to the regular workweek are reflected in the global,
resource, or project calendar dialog box. The calendar dialog box shows
normal/standard, nonworktime, and exceptions in the colors indicated in
the legend.

Apply exceptions directly in the calendar dialog box. To apply the same
change to all instances of a specific weekday in the displayed month, click
the weekday's column label.

Specify default work hours Use the Calendar Weekly Hours dialog
box to specify the number of default work hours for each week day in the
open calendar.

Select the hours you want
to change and click either
Work or Nonwork.

To make an exception into a
workday and apply the default
number of work hours to that
day, click the exception you want
to change, then click Standard.

Click to specify the number of default work hours
for the selected day in the open calendar.

Choose to define which hours
of the day are work or nonwork
hours.

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Delete a calendar Choose Enterprise, Calendars. Choose Global,
Resource, or Project, depending on the type of calendar you want to
delete. Select the calendar you want to delete, then click Delete. If
activities or resources are assigned to the calendar, the Calendars in Use
dialog box is displayed.

To delete the calendar and link its assignments to a different calendar,
choose Select Replacement Calendar, click OK, then select a replacement
calendar when prompted. To delete the calendar and link its assignments
to the default global calendar, choose Link to Default Global Calendar,
then click OK.

Select a day of the week to
set its default number of work
hours.

Check this display for the
default number of work hours
for the selected day in the
open calendar.

Click to make the selected
hour a work hour.

Click to make the selected
hour a nonwork hour.

Establishing Activity Codes

Working with Activities

Working with Cost Accounts and Project
Expenses

Performing Top-down Estimation

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