Mar 10 2011

Converting from Work Hours to Work Days, Weeks, etc., in P6

In P6, do you get confused when the Admin, Preferences are set to have 1 day equal 8 hours, but you’re working with 10-hour days instead; so, when you set your user preferences to show days, it’s showing 1.25 days instead of 1? Well, Primavera P6 Rel 7 has a fix for that! You can now choose to convert from hours to days, weeks, etc., based on the calendar assigned to the activity instead of the Admin, Preferences.

Here are the steps:

1.) In Admin, Preferences, the Time Periods Tab, there is now a checkbox for “Use assigned calendar to specify the number of work hours for each period.” Make sure this box is checked.

2.) Select the appropriate calendar from Enterprise, Calendars and click Modify. On the right side of the dialog box, there is a button for Time Periods. Click this button, and you can enter the number of hours per day, week, month and year.