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3D Load Packer
3D Load Packer (3DLP) is the unique space optimizer designed to help you plan quickly and easily the best compact arrangement of a number of different size 3D rectangular objects (hereafter called "Boxes") within one or more rectangular enclosures (hereafter "Containers"). 3DLP is based on the truly three-dimensional original packing algorithm.
3D Load Packer can be used to optimize multi-product load plans for any rectangular containers, trucks, trailers, railcars, crates, pallets and boxes, as well as be applied to any other 3D-space optimization problem.
The program can optimize over multiple containers in multiple sizes at the same time, taking into account overall box set considered, as well as allowed box space orientations specified for each box separately or for all boxes together.
The overall load weight limit and truck axle weight limits may be taken into account as the additional constraints or actual optimization factors.
The program has a facility for specifying the associated cost for each box / container item in order to calculate totals and affect on the optimization as an additional priority factor. Optimizer goal and other main settings are adjustable.
Typically, optimizer reduces cube/volume waste by a factor of 1.5...2 with respect to manual load planning. Program run time is around 3...300 seconds with Pentium II CPU depending on the number of items involved.