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Subject: Software for designing protective cushions

Software for designing protective cushions

From: Paul Marcon <paul_marcon>
Date: Monday, December 13, 1999
If you are involved in the packing of fragile items for shipment, 
the latest version of PadCAD  (a computer program for protective 
cushion design) is now available from the Canadian Conservation 
Institute and a free 30 day version of the software can be 
downloaded from the CCI web site <URL:>. 
PadCAD is easy to use and incorporates cushion performance data for 
20 different materials. Final solutions are provided for all sides 
of three-dimensional objects. Users can choose from 10 pre-defined 
cushion geometry options or they can specify their own. The program 
also generates a material cut-list for fabricating the cushioning 
system and supplies additional information such as total package 
weight, probable handling methods and the thermal half-time of the
package. PadCAD is available for Windows 3.1 or Windows 95/98/NT 
operating systems. It requires 15Mb of hard disk space, 8 meg of RAM 
and a display resolution of 800 x 600 (24 bit). To access the PadCAD 
download page, look for "What's New" on the CCI web site. If you 
have any questions or comments on the software, you may contact CCI 
<cci-icc_padcad [at] pch__gc__ca>.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:35
                 Distributed: Friday, December 17, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-35-006
Received on Monday, 13 December, 1999

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