PDS Version 6.3 Product Release (June 2021)
PDS 6.3 introduces the design and analysis of unit loads of sheet goods. This version will allow custom pallets to be designed and analyzed to transport large and/or heavy products and equipment. Improvements and new features included in PDS 6.3 are:
• Longer pallets can now be designed and analyzed up to 30 feet. (stringers and deckboards must still be continuous pieces of lumber)
• 4-way stringer pallets be analyzed for forklifting from the side with no need for a forklift notch, provided the bottom deckboards are tall enough for fork tine clearance.
• The stiffness and strength of long products can be included in the analysis in all support conditions.