This setting is related to Overlap function
If checked, the overlapping time is fixed. Therefore, the subsequent operation will start exactly at the defined time.
Normally, if an overlapping time is defined in an operation, the subsequent operation can start after the defined time. It can also start later if the resource is not available at this time.
This behavior can be changed with the "limit fix" global setting. In this sense, the system will find a starting time for the two operations where the starting of the 2nd operation exactly corresponds with the defined overlapping.
Do the following setting in the Configuration wizard: activate "Overlap limit fix" (only Forward Scheduling):
Example for Planning:
The WO used in the Gantt viewer below:
The settings in routing:
Comparison of the two results: without and with the Overlap limit fix settings:
1) Overlapping not fixed (the default behavior):
2. Overlapping set to fixed:
Limitation: Max. 2 parallel / overlapped operations
Two consecutive operations are not allowed. This means that if overlapping is defined for an operation, the next operation cannot overlap.
The second following operation may be overlapped again.
Note: Not possible with same resource
It is not possible to use same resource in parallel / overlapped operation. In this case the system ignore the overlap / parallel setting
Pos 10 use Resource a, Overlap =1,
Pos 20 use same Resource a
In this case the system ignore the Overlap information.