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How Does P6 Perform Leveling? (Doc ID 900243.1)

Last updated on JUNE 15, 2022

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 5.0 and later
Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 5.0 and later
All Platforms


This documents explains how P6 performs Resource leveling and provides a Resource Leveling FAQ.


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In this Document
 Question 1: What is Resource Leveling and what does it do?
 Question 2: How can Resource leveling be removed?
 Question 3: How does the Leveler decide the order in which activities will be leveled?
 Question 4: How does the software determine whether there are enough resources to allocate?
 Question 5: How do constraints affect leveling?
 Question 6: How does the Resource leveling setting "Consider assignments in other projects with priority equal/higher than..." setting affect leveling?
 Question 7: What does the setting to Preserve Early And Late Dates do and how does this affect activities dates when they are Levelled?
 Question 8: How does the option "Level resources only within activity Total Float" affect leveling?
 Question 9: What happens if the Resource never has enough time each day to work on the activity?
 Question 10: How does activity type affect resource assignment leveling?
 Question 11: Is there a flow-chart which shows the entire leveling process?

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