Thanks for the fast response. The big push for us to go to project was so we could schedule many different projects and see what impacts taking on more work would cause. This is why I wanted to keep everything in auto scheduling and fixed work, effort driven. We would also use this as a quoting tool when we need to see what our overall capacity is and what the impacts are when we take on another project. We build 50 big projects a year and are being pushed to take on more and more. The first schedule that I created looked like a spider web so I don’t think that I could schedule it all manually and get anywhere close to being right especially when you take into account the 49 other major projects and there intertwining schedules. I’m pretty new to project but it seems like the problem that I described above is a major flaw.