Monday, April 24, 2006

Adding Pads For Alternate Layers

Question: I want to add layer pads but not to all of the layers, just some of them. How do I do this?

Answer: Calculate your pallet and once you are in the Detailed Solutions window, use the Layer Editor (available through the Tools menu) to select each layer and add the pads. There's a movie that explains all of this, here (requires QuickTime).

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Universal Support In Mac OSX

Question: Will Quick Pallet Maker for Mac OSX be available as a Universal application (i.e. for Intel-Macs)? When?

Answer: Yes. As soon as the people at RealSoftware (QPM is built using their tools) release the new version of their IDE that supports Universal compiles, we'll build and test a Universal Quick Pallet Maker version. In the meantime and in case you have bought a new Intel Mac, QPM should run well through Rosetta emulation.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

SVG Support in QPM

Question: I have just tried the Box Export to SVG drawing. This type of drawing can be opened with Adobe Illustrator. Advanced users might add their logo to the box. When will QPM import the elaborated box to create pallet layouts with customized boxes?

Answer: We are currently working on extending the SVG export capabilities of Quick Pallet Maker to make it easier for users to customize the reports they make through XSLT templates or simply by using find-replace within a text editor. For example, the SVG pallet drawing below (Adobe Plugin and/or SVG-enabled browser required) will render the pallet in blue.

A quick find+replace changes the pallet color to red.

Hence, we will extend the functionality for the user to be able to replace each box in the pallet for a SVG design of their own. We will let people know when this is completed.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Updated Screenshots

In the following link, you can see the new movies we have added to the screenshots page.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Fitter, Happier, More Productive

Our excuses to RadioHead, but that's how you can describe the container loading fixes in Quick Pallet Maker 4.0.4. "Fitter" because we haven't made it crash in a long while, "Happier" because the results are of higher quality (including setting a weight limit to a container and finding out that the pallets or boxes that didn't fit were moved to another container) and "More Productive"... (do we really have to explain that?).

This new version is available for download here. For a list of changes, please visit this link. There's an updated list of examples (with QuickTime movies included) here.

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