In this exercise we are going to explain how to create a pallet with boxes on its sides and also use the alternate layers feature from the Layer Editor
Open a new document window starting from box File
> New Data Sheet
> Start from Box
Enter the box dimension 400x400x800 mm in the left cells, then click on Add Box
to add it to the list. To save time, only enable Width as Dimension Allowed Vertical to Pallet
Change the pallet type to Europallet 1200x800 mm on the Pallet Dimensions
Use the Recalculate
option from the Tools
menu to see the results, you will see a list of three pallets, the first two are regularly oriented and the third is calculated based on the restrictions while optimizing as much as possible the available space. Please note that the case placement restriction didn't affect the first two pallets.
Select the third pallet and then go to Tools
> Layer Editor
. There you are going to see the top-down view of the first layer.
Grab the first box from left to right, move it out from each other so it can rotate using the Rotate 90° in Z axis
button. Repeat this step with the middle box.
This is how the pallet layer should look after finishing the rearrangement. To move the boxes you can drag and drop them or you can type the coordinates on the Position
While you keep the shift key pressed and go over the Copy Selected Layer
button with the mouse you should see the Alternate Layer
option, click on it.
Select Show Full Pallets
and do right click on the drawing and use the Toggle Pallet View
option to see the new arrangement. Save your work pressing the OK
button. Then you can the get a pallet report using Window
> Detailed Report