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Larry Christofaro
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Vinay, good question. Your reference is all about using material resources, which should work fine with minor caveats around automatic scheduling. Work resources will automatically schedule duration based on capacity, but material resources don’t use capacity. In other works, you can put much material you want in a single day. Try this to see if it works for you.
– Setup a material resource. Enter sqm as the material label. You can also add cost/sqm if needed.
– Create a task. Enter a duration that corresponds to the expected duration (IE: 3000sqm equates to 30 days)
– Assign the material resource with the required sqm (3000 in this example). The assignment will spread out the total to 100/day)
– Update the task % complete as executed. This will update actual and remaining sql
Tip is to assign material resources and labor resources on separate tasks. If you do, make sure it works for you as expected.

Give that a test and see if that works as expected. Good luck…