packVol is based on a proprietary algorithm, developed in many years of research, fast, efficient, scalable and easily extensible. The application implements a set of rules that allow you to define realistic load plans that meet the User's needs.
The program remains simple and intuitive to use thanks to a set of consistent default values.
You can define which base faces and which orientations are allowed when loading a package. You can impose
The program can define the vertical ordering of the units
Items can then be marked, for each orientation, to be placed
The program also provides rules to exclude the overlap between pairs of packages, for all or only some positions, and to impose columnar ordering of the units.
Longitudinal ordering - priority
The application can handle the load list according to priority rules, physical or logical. Packages can be grouped
Various parameters control how groups can mix and/or overlap with each other.
Load plan in multiple steps
The load plan can be defined in partial steps, increasing at each step the number of packages to be loaded while keeping fixed the arrangement of those already loaded.
The DYNLOAD version allows optimization in multiple steps, separating the calculation into load operations in primary containers (e.g., pallets) and load operations of formed objects into secondary containers (for example, trucks).
The application allows to model the container by adding unusable spaces. This way you can model a wide variety of containers: railway wagons, aerospace ULDs, refrigerated units, etc..
You can also assign unusable sections in the case of partial load.
Maximum load weight - Weight distribution - Stability check
The program can impose a limit on the maximum load of each container, with uneven distribution between user-defined “sections” if needed. You can can enforce that
Set Load - Batch Load
The program implements the Set Load and Batch Load rules in general terms: