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calculation for load optimizations

Question asked by StephenSkoutas on Nov 9, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 12, 2012 by StephenSkoutas


calculation for load optimizations


     Does anyone know if there is a way to calculate optimized loads within filemaker?  Given a master cartons dimensions and the maximum loadable dimensions on the target container (be it a pallet, a 20' ocean container, or a 53' trailer), I need to be able to calculate the maximum number of cartons that container can hold.  My product is light, so I don't need to concern myself with maximum weights.

     Also because my product is light, I don't have to worry about crushing, which means that my cartons can be loaded with any dimension vertical (there is no "this side up.")  

     I wrote a solution a while ago in Excel, but that solution was dependent on the Solver add-on.  I'd love to have an in-FileMaker pro solution if there is one.  Thanks in advance.