I'm new at ms project and I have some questions.

Let's suppose that I have a human resource named "T1" that works from 2 pm to 11 pm, and that we have a machine named "m1" that can be working all day. If I assign both of the resources to a task, supposing that the machine is available to start the task at 10 am, ms project tells me that the test can start at 10 am. But that is not true because my human resource isn't in the company yet.

Every time I try to assign a human resource and a machine to a task, ms project schedules the task to an hour that the machine is "free" even if the human resource has another task for the same hour.

I am using ms project 2017 and I want to know if there is any option that allows me to schedule tasks for compatible hours to all the resources that I want to use.


No, unfortunately there isn't such an option. When you assign several resources to a task, Project will assume the work assigned to the resource can be done independently from work assigned to other resources. What you can do is define a calendar for each machine instead of having the machine as a resource. Then you assign the proper calendar as a task calendar. Then define a calendar for your human resource and assign the resource to the task.

It's only a workaround, because you will lack other features associated with resources for your machines, but maybe it will be enough for your use case.

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