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Nivedita Ravi asked Sam Stubbs answered

How do I make an AGV stack totes in a matrix format such that I can specify number of totes in a level and number of levels?

The AGV stacks totes one on top of the other. I would like to stack it differently.

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Based on your model, unfortunately it looks like Transporters' draw codes will override anything you do to change the Z location of items you load. (I think the reason for this is because the Transporters have visual code for lifting objects on the forklift, and so they have a set z-location drawn for objects loaded.)

It looks like you could alter the position on task executers though if you want to try that instead?

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If you want to get an idea how this work. You could look into the source code of the nodefunction palletentry in the main tree brunch of the tree. MAIN:/project/exec/globals/nodefunctions/palletentry

Perhaps you use the nodefunction on your own to place the items. If you call the nodefunction you have to parse the correct parameter or pointer into the function.

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Right, we were going to use that code. But in this case I believe Nivedita is using Transporters, which overwrite an position changes on the Z access. Steven's answer might be a solution, in that there could be a way in you could "create" a pallet on which the Transporter could lode the totes. Implementing this into the load / unload activities in her model could be tricky though. Or alternatively she could switch to Task Executers as an option.

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I don't see a model anywhere and as far as I know as long if you use a taskexecuter as an AGV you can overwrite the positions. If this is not the case you can always you put something like a pallet (could be invisible of course ) on your AGV and then load the items into that pallet and then set their locations.

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It looks like in order to get the desired results, Nivedita has opted to use a palled to load the Totes on. Then you can just use the default Pallet stacking to achieve this goal. (Provided the pallet is big enough to fit the totes.)

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