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Merlin Project: Where to change the calculation unit for durations?

You use Merlin Project to schedule your projects and keep track of work, resources and cost? Then you already know how to enter new activities, define them by 'Given Work' or 'Given Duration' as required and/or assign resources. So let's assume that you have two activities; defined one by 13 hours, the other by 4.5 weeks of given work.

You need now to show - maybe for reporting reasons - 'Planned Work', 'Expected Duration', etc by activity or assignment. So you enable the desired column(s) in the outline or Gantt. Merlin Project calculates the information, uses the statistic work values and selects the unit coming nearer to the entered values. That shows the first activity by a planned work of 1.62 days, the other by 1.12 months.

How to have all work or duration units the same, for example in 'days'?

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Editing Resource Units

You already often used resources as type Person in your projects.

Do you need other resource types for your planning?

In Merlin Project you can also define Company, Equipment and Material resource types using the inspector. Material resources are special and require a Material Unit.
You may choose a Material Unit out of a drop-down menu containing pre-defined units.

Do you need another material unit?

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