Saturday, February 25, 2006

Automatic Input

Question: Can Quick Pallet Maker be used for plugging into a third-party application so it can import data from my order system and then export it into another system of mine?

Answer: We're working on it. We will create a version of Quick Pallet Maker without an interface that can be executed remotely, import instructions and produce automatically a shipment file, all in XML. The advantage of using XML is that first it is a easy to read format (either by software parsers or by the naked eye) and second that the files can easily be transformed into whichever format you need for your application and back. We will post the developer information as we finish this upgrade.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Quick Pallet Maker 4.0.3 Ready

This is old news, but Quick Pallet Maker 4.0.3 was made available for download this week at our web page. To see the list of changes (improvements and bug fixes) please visit here.


Tuesday, February 07, 2006


Question: Can you use Quick Pallet Maker to calculate multiple types of primary packages in a box?

Answer: Short answer: not yet. Long answer: yes, you can calculate multi-packs in a two-step process.

First, open a new Container Fill window and enter the box internal dimensions in the container dimensions slots. Then, create new boxes with the primary package dimensions and their amounts. Add the boxes to the list and check the "optimize sections" box in the bottom left section of the window and then click on the second tab. The result should show how the packages would look.

The second part of this procedure is to calculate the box arrangements in pallets by using a new document window starting from Box Dimensions.

Using The Box Fill Feature

Question: How do you use the Box Fill feature?

Answer: Here's an example. If you wish to change the default boxes, please refer to this other example.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Where Are The Instructions?

Question: Do you have a user manual for Quick Pallet Maker?

Answer: Yes, you can find the updated HTML manual under the Help menu in the QPM application and also in the following link. You can also download an older PDF manual that covers up to version 3.3. through this link. There's also a version in Spanish here. We also recommend taking a look at the examples page. If there is something that we may have not covered, please feel free to contact product support.

Loading Drums Onto Pallets & Containers

Question: How do I load drums or cylinders onto pallets and then onto containers?

Answer: Here's an example on how to do it.

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