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Load as many disk-shaped rolls of various diameters into the truck body. If possible, fill empty spaces between the rolls of large diameters with other cargo.

Initial data:
We consider 2 tasks and apply program tools that are useful for similar projects.

Task 1. More than 2500 rolls
Task 2. Boxes between rolls

For optimal stacking of rolls, we choose the stacking direction and switch to the “Tight” mode. These loadings take longer than usual, the number of iterations can be set in the corresponding parameter. The recommended number is 100-150. Since the goods are not heavy nor fragile, we can reduce the support area from the bottom to 0.

Figure 2. Choice of loading method and parameters

Further settings depend on the cargo stacking rules. If the loading required by sections, then you should first select the area for loading on the 3D tab.

Figure 3. Limiting sections and loading from the 3D tab

Setting parameter for the section depends on the volume of cargo planned for loading into it. Loading can be performed within the current tab, select the option in the list of unloaded goods by clicking on the “Load selected items” in the drop-down menu.

When displaying a large number of cargoes in 3D, a significant part of computer memory is used, and delays in the response of the interface are possible. To reduce them, we recommend disabling the display of unloaded goods in 3D and cargo labels. Both settings are available in the context menu above the 3D viewer.

Considering the next loading task, we start with stacking the cylinders tightly by grouping them towards the end of the trailer using a limit on the loading length. Next step is to load the boxes using the “Volume-Long” mode. There is an option to move goods manually on the 3D tab. Thus, at the last stage, we analyze the free volume after loading the cylinders and manually drag the load there to double-check if it fits.

Figure 4. Manual movement of cargo to an empty place

If required, you can arrange cargo, starting with those boxes that were set manually. In this case, we place 6 boxes by restricting sections on 3D and then centering the loads.

After loading is completed, you may export the loading scheme by clicking on the “Report” button and customizing its appearance with the appropriate options. For task 2, we recommend setting the Loading Steps option to “From the bottom”, and the number of images in a row to “1”, then the step-by-step guide will reveal the loading scheme in detail by layers that are not visible in the general view.

Figure 5. Loading report

In several minutes, TruckLoader enables a user to evaluate the capacity of a given vehicle to accommodate a large number of cylindrical products, including in combination with conventional boxes.

Below are videos of working with cylinders in TruckLoader.