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.