Sometimes you might want to adjust the default load settings in order to better suit your requirements. The Load settings view can be accessed from the Setup view
A number (defaults to 2), between 0 and 15 that sets the timeout for the load engine (in seconds). In general if you have multiple container types and many different cargo types a better result can be generated by increasing this number.
Can be set to:
Will try to minimize the loading meters and "push the cargoes against the back". This is the default when creating truck load plans.
Will try to minimize the used height inside the container.
A value in % (from -50 to 50) that describes how the dimensions of the cargoes should be interpreted.
If set to for example 10 - then a cargo that is 1x1x1 m will be enlarged so that its volume will be 1.1 m³. This might be useful if the cargo dimensions is not totally accurate.
In the same way if a value of -10 is provided then the cargo will be smaller than the provided dimension. This might be useful to simulate cargoes that can be "compressed" when loading by pushing and squeezing.
Will load the cargoes from floor and upwards. As an example - when loading a sea container you do sometimes want to load stacks of boxes - outwards towards the door. For pallets though you usually build layer by layer which is why this setting is set to true for air containers & pallets
Relating to the example found under Second objective setting, still using "Minimize used height" and "Load from bottom" to true the result will look like:
The maximum number of used containers. Lets say you are planning an aircraft which has a certain number of slots for different containers - it might then be useful to use this setting to make sure we do not use more equipment than available.
This setting is especially interesting for trucks & trailers. Lets say that you want to load a truck set with a front and rear trailer, like the commonly used Superlink in Africa. Then enable this setting and the selected equipment will alternate like below:
By default all cargoes must be fully supported from below. This means that no overhang is allowed. However in some cases this is ok and will likely increase the utilization further. This setting is set to true by default for pallets and air containers.
Usually a cargo weighing 100kg cannot be loaded on a cargo weighing 50kg. However a box weighing 5kg can usually be loaded on a box weighing 4 kg. There are different opinions on this so you can change it here to fit your requirements. It will likely affect the utilization.
This setting is set to true by default!
When loading out of gage cargoes on sea containers it can be more cost effective to let the cargo hang over on one side instead of on both sides.
Cargoes of the same kind (having a quantity of more than 1) can be distributed into different containers and positions inside the containers. Set this to true if you need to keep them together. Will most likely affect the utilization.
Each item rule is defined by [Item][Condition] [Limit][In-Containers]
If you have a cargo A that cannot be loaded together with cargo B - then this is the setting. Could as an example be used when the cargoes is classified as dangerous goods.
Use this setting if you have a cargo A with quantity X but do not want to load more than Y pcs into each container
These settings only affect cargoes that has has a Group / Consignment ID set
By default two different cargoes with different Consignment IDs will not be loaded into the same container. This setting makes this possible.
Use this setting if you want to make sure the consignments does not get split up into different containers.
Note that if the consignments does not fit any of the selected equipment they will not be loaded and put under "Unloaded items"