Resource Explorer – Properties Pane

The Properties pane for the Resource Explorer window displays information for the resource that is currently selected.

The Properties pane represents the same data displayed in the Resource Explorer Grid in a different format, having the benefit of providing summary information for multiple selected Resources.

This pane can be opened in a number of ways as listed below:

  • Click the Properties icon  from the Resource Explorer Ribbon menu
  • Using the keyboard shortcut Alt+Enter
  • Right-click on a Resource and select Properties from the context menu

The Properties pane will be displayed (by default) to the right-hand side of the Resource Explorer window, however this can be detached and moved around the screen if required.

The Resource Explorer has two different variations of the properties pane based on the type of Resource that is currently selected and the columns available to each resource type.

After opening the Properties pane any selected Resources can be modified from this view.

Resource Explorer – Properties pane displaying the properties of base and group resources

AVAILABLE FIELDS

The fields within the Properties pane are displayed and can be edited from within the grid of the resource explorer.

BASE RESOURCES

GROUP RESOURCES

Name

Name

Description

Description

Code

Code

Type\Category

Type\Category

State

State

Unit

Unit

Currency

Automatic Formula

Automatic Formula

Base Quantity

Base Rate

Calculated Rate

Rate Adjustment

Duration

Tax Impost

Duration Type

Applied Factor

Rate Last Changed

Calculated Rate

Use In Project

Resource Calculation

Value To Project

Calculation Result

 

Supplier

 

Units Per Day

 

Rate Last Changed

 

Use In Project

 

Value In Project

 

Resource Units Per Unit
Note: This requires the options within the Project Properties – Calculations to be enabled.

 

RESOURCE UNITS PER UNIT

Resource Units Per Unit can be accessed from the Properties pane of the Resource Explorer.

They allow you to apply an additional resource unit for every usage of the resource. This can be used to have multiple units accounted for each time a resource is used.

Example: A hired piece of equipment that comes with an operator included in the cost, you could add one mhr unit for each hr that the resource is used.

Note: The resource per units will not automatically be calculated by default, this can be changed by enabling the option within the Project Properties – Calculations window.

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