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Release Notes and Updates

Current version 3.6.0, released on July 15, 2017. The new version now allows the export to Excel file of the internal database.

  • The links above allow you to download the latest release.
  • Downloading the 2.x series program is only available to Customers who have purchased licenses for the series 1.x or 2.x. Check more.

Updates list

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      3.6.0 (Jul 15, 2017)
  • Improvements in the creation of pdf documents.
  • Added the ability to export the internal database to Excel file.
  • First public release of DYNLOAD version.
      3.5.2 (Nov. 2, 2016.)
  • Fixed some imperfections of the User interface.
  • Fixed an error in the creation of pdf documents.
      3.5.0 (Jul. 4, 2016)
  • Fixed a bug emerging when adapting grid column sizes.
  • Fixed a minor imperfection of the manual solver.
      3.4.9 (Jun. 27, 2016)
  • Fixed a minor imperfection in the creation of pdf documents.
      3.4.8 (Jun. 21, 2016)
  • Improvements in the creation of pdf documents.
      3.4.7 (Jun. 15, 2016)
  • Fixed a regression bug affecting import by code/quantity.
      3.4.6 (Jun. 10, 2016)
  • Fixed a bug emerging when using irregular containers.
      3.4.5 (May 31, 2016)
  • Fixed a bug emerging when applying the rule “max bearing weight” in an irregular container.
  • Fixed a bug emerging when applying the rule “density” for packages flagged with the three rules “floor-only”, “top-only” and “max stack”.
      3.4.4 (Mar. 31, 2016)
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the User to stop the optimizer.
      3.4.3 (Mar. 30, 2016)
  • Fixed an error in the handling of alerts.
      3.4.2 (Feb. 22, 2016)
  • Correction of a bug in the “Import container” function.
  • Add management of the warning dialog about the choice of solver method.
      3.4.1 (Feb. 9, 2016)
  • Correction of a small bug in the “Start from Current” function.
  • Improved management of the warning dialogs.
      3.4.0 (Jan. 29, 2016)
  • Support for Windows 10 and modern high resolution displays.
  • Changed the function “Start from Current” to simplify its use.
  • Modified the management of metrics units, both decimal and Imperial.
  • Improvements to optimization methods.
      3.2.2 (Dec. 10, 2014)
  • Fixed a regression bug in the export of the pdf report.
      3.2.1 (Dec. 4, 2014)
  • Fixed a bug in the export of the pdf report.
      3.2.0 (Oct. 3rd, 2014)
  • Changes to program interface to comply with the standards of the new editions of Windows.
  • Extensive improvements to optimization methods.
  • Correction of minor imperfections.
      3.0.2 (Oct. 23, 2013)
  • Fixed a bug in pdf report formatting.
      3.0.1 (Aug. 7, 2013)
  • Fixed a possible bug in the function “Redistribute Load”.
      3.0.0 (Jul. 15, 2013)
  • Integration with external ERP via ODBC has been completely reworked and is now “two ways” (input and output).
  • Data can be exported on Excel file.
  • The internal database can be [re-]generated from Excel file or via ODBC.
  • The automatic solver has many new options (priority list, check of loading-unloading) and many improvements (better columnar ordering, complete rework of the stack matrix).
  • Added re-optimization functions. These options are particularly useful in multi-container solutions.
  • Manual mode is more user-friendly.
  • Many improvements to usability of the User Interface. Ability to resize the data grids.
  • Improved quality of pdf documents and implementation of new layouts.
  • Possibility “to measure” the unused space of the container.
  • Ability to save the load plan of selected containers, add previous solutions to the current, save the list of unpacked items.
  • First public release of packVol Integrable App.
      2.8.5 (Oct. 14th, 2011)
  • Fixed a regression bug in the “set load / batch load” functions. Minor improvements to the User Interface.
      2.8.4 (Jun. 22th, 2011)
  • Fixed a regression bug in the “max bearing weight” constraint and improved the “matching code” function.
      2.8.3 (May 31th, 2011)
  • Added support for Excel xlsx file format (Office 2007/2010).
  • Fixed a possible bug when importing from Excel.
      2.8.2 (May 25th, 2011)
  • Added the container “matching code” function.
  • Small improvements to the User Interface and correction of a bug.
      2.8.1 (Apr. 20th, 2011)
  • Small improvement to the load plan visualization.
  • Added the ability to label the package positions.
      2.8.0 (Mar. 18th, 2011)
  • Added various “spacing” functions: forklift handling, free space near the pallet, columnar order.
  • Max Height constraint.
  • “fast all-containers” method of calculation, that allows you to optimize simultaneously the containers.
  • Absolute (FILO) or relative ordering of packages for multi-containers solutions.
  • Maximum Load for different sections of the container.
  • Possibility to deal with rack-pallets.
  • Rewriting and improving of the Stack Matrix.
  • Import data from Excel via code/quantity pairs.
  • Import data via copy & paste.
  • Added the planar view to pdf export routine.
  • Many improvements to the graphical interface.
      2.6.9 (Apr. 20th, 2010)
  • Change of settings on Windows 7 to allow use of database by restricted users. You don't need to upgrade if your system is Windows 2000/XP.
      2.6.8 (Apr. 6th, 2010)
  • Correction of a bug (control of input values in spin controls, Manual mode).
      2.6.6 (Mar. 25th, 2010)
  • Corrected a bug (error on auto-add function when using irregular containers).
  • Minor changes to the User Interface.
      2.6.4 (Feb. 11th, 2010)
  • Corrected a misprint in the load plan report.
      2.6.2 (Feb. 4th, 2010)
  • Correction of small bugs.
      2.6.0 (Dec. 18th, 2009)
  • Added the Stack Matrix function.
  • Rewriting and improving of the automatic and manual solver.
  • Changes to the three-dimensional visualization.
  • Ability to add manifest and logo to the load plan report in pdf.
  • Faster loading of data from Excel and via ODBC.
  • Improvements to the graphical interface: Set Load dialog, Destination grid, container Input and Output tabs.
  • Improvements to Start from Current function.
  • Dimensions are now enumerated according to length, width and height throughout the User Interface
  • Separated thread in case of upgrade of the database.
  • Ability to check for updates (browser-based).
      2.3.6 (Apr. 27th, 2009)
  • Added mil unit measure
  • Enhancements to the load plan report in pdf.
      2.3.4 (Apr. 5th, 2009)
  • Added the possibility to save the load plan report in English (only for localized versions).
      2.3.2 (Mar. 17th, 2009)
  • Correction of small bugs.
      2.3.0 (Mar. 4th, 2009)
  • New grid in the Package Panel.
  • Added batch load function.
      2.2.4 (Feb. 25th, 2009)
  • Rewriting and improving of the methods for automatic optimization.
      2.2.0 (Jan. 29th, 2009)
  • Correction of a bug in the Start from Current function.
      2.1.2 (Jan. 20th, 2009)
  • Added summary text controls
  • Improved the interface to the internal database.
      2.1.0 (Nov. 26th, 2008)
  • Unique code for packages and containers.
  • Faster creation of the load plan report in pdf.
  • Rewriting and improving of the methods for automatic optimization.
      2.0.2 (Oct. 30th, 2008)
  • Possibility to change the width of the data grids.
  • Correction of a bug in the database interface.
      2.0.0 (Oct. 28th, 2008)
  • Program now shipped in two versions, STANDARD and LITE.
  • Added Set Load function.
  • Added the maximum weight supported by each package (normal stress).
  • Added mean density constraint.
  • Added max mixing parameter for the longitudinal ordering.
  • Data retrieval via ODBC.
  • New interface for manual session.
  • Drag objects function in manual mode.
  • Undo/Redo support in manual mode.
  • Added parameters to control the execution time of optimization.
  • Interface for the container separated in Current, Input, and Output tabs.
  • Closed/Open assigned to each container.
  • Added Unusable sections of the container.
  • Graphic and functional changes to the toolbar.
      1.9.8 (Jan. 16th, 2008)
  • Added automatic export of the load plan report in pdf for arbitrary number of containers.
      1.9.6 (Aug. 28th, 2007)
  • Extended set of positioning rules.
  • Different interfaces to the database for retrivial and maintenance operations.
  • Totally new interface for creating the load plan reports.
  • The “loading by objects” facility is now optional.
      1.9.4 (Mar. 12th, 2007)
  • More user-friendly design of the Constraint Panel.
  • Improvements in the manual session management.
  • A wider set of options and settings can be saved as system defaults, including support for Imperial metric units.
  • Change in the behavior of the Start from Current setting.
  • The database front-end can now smoothly handle hundreds of records.
      1.9.2 (Dec. 18th, 2006)
  • Added import of data from Excel file in native xls format.
      1.9.0 (Nov. 2nd, 2006)
  • First public release available over the Internet.
packVol is actively supported and developed, thanks to the suggestions and requests of new features that we receive from our Customers as well as from many Users evaluating the program.
FAQ
Q Are updates free of charge?
Updates are free for all releases of the current series, at the time series 3.x.x.
Q How can I update the program?
Just start the setup program, which will replace the files and make the necessary changes. It is recommended that you do not uninstall the installed program.
Q Can I check the availability of updates from the program itself?
Yes, just use the menu command “Help” → “Check for Updates”. Version control is performed via your default browser.
Q I have updated the program but the activation key is not recognized.
The activation key is different between the various editions and for different series (2.x.x - 3.x.x). Please check that you have installed the version / series for which you purchased the license.
Q Will automatic updates be implemented?
Probably not, because the program is usually operated in enterprise environments with strict security policies that prevent activation of the feature.
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