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How do I save a scenario in the Resource Analyzer?

A capacity scenario can be saved in the Resource Analyzer from the top and bottom grid. By creating a capacity scenario, it is possible to see what happens if the capacity scenario is used against the current resource plan. The Save Scenario button in the Resource Analyzer allows a user to make a change and then save the change as a “what if” scenario. A user can create, edit, copy and delete scenarios in the bottom grid of the Resource Analyzer. If a user drags out data in the top grid (delays projects) they are able to save a scenario from the top grid using the “Save Scenario” option. Once a scenario is saved, from the top or bottom grid, they can be compared by alternating the different scenarios (heat maps) via the Total Column button, in which, the user would select the different existing scenarios.This article covers saving a scenario from the top grid of the Resource Analyzer.

1. Click Save Scenario

After a user makes change such as drags data out (postpones a project) in the top grid, it is possible to save the scenario from the top grid. Click the Save Scenario button on the ribbon.

2. Add Name

  • Enter name of scenario.
  • Click OK.

Note: Creating, editing, copying, and deleting a capacity scenario in the bottom grid via the Capacity Scenarios button is possible.

3. Total Column

Click the Total Column button.

4. View the Saved Capacity Scenarios

  1. View and select the newly created scenario in the Capacity Scenario box. Now a new heat map based off the Delay 2 months Capacity Scenario can be used.
  2. Click OK.

Note: Ten capacity scenarios can be created and saved.

5. View Selected Scenario

View the current heat map based off the selected scenario.

5.1. View the Capacity Scenario

View the Capacity Scenario overlay on the bottom grid based off the comparison data of Availability.

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