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The utilization or availability of a resource can be set per day. Since a resource can also constitute a personnel group, this function can also be considered as the vacation schedule of a personnel group.

PATH: see "Edit resources".

Window stamm_arbplatz_edit.psr




View in APS

If active, the work sequence using this resource is displayed in the APS. When deactivated, this is hidden.


Note: This option can only be changed with an APS license.

Consider resource limits

It is determined here whether the resource has capacity limits or whether this must be considered during the calculation. This must generally be deactivated for external resources, except for ones with plannable capability.

The resource limit is determined from planned capacity / day x number of machines/persons, the daily plan, and the factory calendar.


Note: This option can only be changed with an APS license, because the APS only accepts calculation types considered by the capacity limits.

Automatic optimization

If active, this resource will be considered in automatic optimization.

If this resource is to be considered, this option has to be enabled additionally in the Resource group – Resource optimization and at alternative resources, as well.


Note: The option can only be changed with an APS license.



Res resource group

Alternative Resources

Planned Capacity in hrs. / day

without cleaning, maintenance and other plannable downtimes.

Total net capacity is (planned capacity in hours/day) * (number mashines / persons) * ( %-value as per factory calendar)


Planned capacity can be influenced by

- Priorities

- Shift schedule of the resource

- Shift schedule of the resource group

- Shift calendar


Planned capacity cannot exceed 24 hrs/day. If in shift schedule for resources or resource calendar a start / end time is defined, the planned capacity is at most the period between start and end time.
Example: Start 8:00, End 14:00 Maximum time for scheduling: 6 hours.




The calculated Start is at 12 o´clock - (planned capacity in hours : 2)

The calculated End is 12 o´clock + (planned capacity in hours : 2)


Backward scheduling considers only the end date

Forward scheduling considers only the start date





A Resource has a daily capacity of 8 hours.
Shift Start = 12 - 4 = 8 o'clock
Shift End = 12 + 4 = 16 o'clock


So the calculated end is the shift end of the resource at backwards scheduling, which is 16 o'clock in this example instead of 17 o'clock.



If a start / end date is defined in the Shift definition, these have a higher priority, but do not affect planned capacity.


Note for available planned capacity for an operation:

The max. number of hours between start- and calculated end are available for an operation.

e.g. 15 hours day, shift start = 8 o'clock, shift end = 16 o'clock

Means, max. 8 hours are available

Exception: Amount of the machines / persons is higher than 0 and defined in the operation, so that all resources can be accessed.



View Production structure – Time unit automatically.

The setting affects the definition of the unit value "Days"


External operation times are often entered per day. To do so, the planned capacity and the number machines / persons should receive the value 1.  1 equals 24hours in this case. For more information: See External operation – lead time



Resource shift plan


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Configuration wizard - Production - Capacity planning - End date

Capacity planning

Number of machines / persons

Use this option, to define a kind of resource group without a detailed planning of the elements. A resource can represent a group of machines (e.g. 5 milling machines) or a group of workers (e.g. 5 technicians). To do so, enter a number greater than 1.

Example: 5 employees are working on one machine. They are not planned separately -> enter 5

The resource represents a person who can work in parallel on 5 turning machines -> enter 0,2


The field "planned capacity" and "Number of machines / persons" are multiplied, resulting in the total capacity of the resource. (s. resource scheduling calendar)

In capacity planning, only one machine from the group is dispatched to minimize set-up times. If you want to prevent this, enter the group with only one machine but with the corresponding multiplied planned capacity.

Shift schedule Resources

See shift schedule for resource

If a resource does not have a shift plan assigned to it, the system checks if this resource is associated to a group of resources and reads the shift plan from the resource group.



Window basis_resource_layerplan_edit.psr


Resource calendar

Right to the resource calendar exceptions for certain periods can be entered. These are displayed in a table.


Window stamm_arbplatz_edit.psr




Date from/to

Period in which the exception applies.

Check calendar

Check mark active: the factory calendar is not taken into account at capacity calculation.


If the factory calendar is NOT taken into account, the following formula applies:

Total net capacity is (planned capacity in hours/day) * (number of mashines / persons) *


If the factory calendar is taken into account, the following formula applies:

Total net capacity is (planned capacity in hours/day) * (number of mashines / persons) * ( %-value as per factory calendar).

Shift Start/End

Shift start/end.

If set, the shift stored in shift schedule for resources is overwritten.

For further information See Shift schedule for resources.


By leaving the field empty, the default shift applies.

Attention: Shift over midnight is not possible.

Planned capacity

Overwrites the planned capacity for this shift in the given period.

Number of persons

Overwrites the number of single resources (see above) in the given period.


Reason for the exception.




Capacity Planning


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