In some cases, it is necessary to pack a product or a number of products into a box while using padding. Quick Pallet Maker allows the padding to increase the box dimensions differently in each axis. Let's see how you can do it.
Open a new window starting from primary package on File
> New Data Sheet
> Start from Primary Package
. Use the default dimensions.
Then, click on the Case Properties
button, go to the Slack
tab to see that you can either enter the added padding dimensions as bulge (proportional to the box size) or as absolute values for each axis. In this case, you will use the second method, Enter Slack
. After entering the values, click OK
- Internal Slack in Case Length: 50 mm.
- Internal Slack in Case Width: 10 mm.
- Internal Slack in Case Height: 0 mm.
Now you are ready for calculations, go to Tools
In the Available Solutions
window you can see the resulting pallets and the boxes they contain. Change the box view by clicking on the box drawing to see the slack that was added in each direction.
You have the option to create a movie of the box and/or pallet fill. This animation allow viewing the location of the items, to try this go to File
> Palletizing Movie
: this feature requires the free installation of QuickTime, an Apple product. You can download it directly from their website through this link: http://www.apple.com/es/quicktime/