Set the Industry Type in Primavera P6

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The following message will appears when you first use the Primavera that you have just installed. This message means that you have not yet chosen what type of industry that will align with your project in Primavera.

Select Aproriate-Industry

For example: You are involved in an Oil and Gas project or a Manufacturing project or a Construction project.

This message will continue to appear when you log in Primavera until you select Indutri type.

To select Indutri type, on the Primavera page you access the following menu:

Admin -> Admin Preferences …

Select the Industry tab.

Choose the type of industry that suits your project.

When finished click Close.

Set IndustryType in Primavera

The industry you choose causes P6 Professional to use terminology and default settings for calculations that most closely align with the selected industry.

Engineering and Construction: Determines the use of terminology and default settings for calculations aligned with the engineering and construction industries.

Government, Aerospace, and Defense: Determines the use of terminology and default settings for calculations aligned with government and with aerospace and defense industries.

High Tech, Manufacturing, and Others: Determines the use of terminology and default settings for calculations aligned with high-technology, manufacturing, and other industries.

Utilities, Oil, and Gas: Determines the use of terminology and default settings for calculations aligned with the utility, oil, and gas industries.

Industry TypeIndustry Terminology ExamplesDefault startup window in P6 Professional
Engineering and ConstructionBudgeted Units
Budgeted Cost
Original Duration
Activities window
Government, Aerospace, and DefensePlanned Units
Planned Cost
Planned Duration
Projects window
High-Technology, ManufacturingPlanned Units
Planned Cost
Planned Duration
Projects window
Utilities, Oil, and GasBudgeted Units
Budgeted Cost
Original Duration
Projects window
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