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Resource requirements can now specify how much effort a requirement needs from a resource. When scheduling, the Schedule Assistant will look at a resource’s defined capacity on its work hours to check if the necessary effort is available. A resource's capacity can vary even within a day.
Capacity scheduling is exceptionally useful when booking a facility. By way of example, a van may require twice the space as a standard car. You can now create a facility with a certain capacity, but when booking time to work on a van, it consumes the capacity of the facility as if you were booking two cars or six motorcycles.
The Schedule Board will also offer a visual indicator when a resource has additional capacity even though there is a booking at a given time.
- Sample use cases
- Staff augmentation where resources are unnamed.
- Efficient resources.
- Person can fix two bikes in the time a typical person can fix one.
- Physical space.
- One workspace can fit two cars or one van.
- Create a “class” as a resource, and allow up to 10 customers to be booked to the class.
Resources that perform onsite work cannot have a capacity of more than one.
Schedule Board showing a resource with additional capacity row expanded