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Fall 2010  

TOPS Pro | Artios CAD Integration

We have now added TOPS integration to the ArtiosCAD interface—allowing users to launch TOPS directly from ArtiosCAD. Once you’ve configured TOPS as your palletization software within ArtiosCAD, simply select “Export to TOPS.” This will launch your TOPS application and export your new carton designs seamlessly into the system for further analysis—eliminating errors and streamlining your product design process. For further details, please contact our tech team at 972-739-8677.

TOPS 6.02 Upgrade for MVP Members

Check the version of your current TOPS Pro software (including LoadStak and PackStak) by going to Help|About menu.  If this is not 6.02, please download and fill out the Upgrade Request form, email or fax back to us to receive the upgrade. You will see a wealth of new features including Eco Savings Report, interactive carton sizing editor, new shipcase and C.A.S.Y. styles and more. Click here to see the Features of v6.02.

Join us at PACKEXPO 2010, October 31 - November 3, Chicago IL

PACK EXPO 2010 is rapidly approaching. PACK EXPO focuses on the latest developments in packaging technology, and will showcase exhibitors’ state-of-the-art advances in packaging machinery, materials, packages and containers. The industry’s premier companies will be exhibiting and making product introductions at the show.

Click on the PACK EXPO logo on the left for a FREE REGISTRATION pass to PACK EXPO 2010. TOPS invites you to stop by Booth N-3122 to see the latest features in our TOPS and MaxLoad Pro software.

As always, we are hosting our user meeting/software training sessions. These sessions are absolutely FREE to all customers with a current software maintenance and support plan. To sign up, please click the link below or go to


      Date       Time  
     TOPS Pro - Beginner Nov 1st, Monday 9:00AM - 12noon
     TOPS Pro - Intermediate Nov 1st, Monday 1:30PM - 4:30PM
     TOPS Pro - Advanced Nov 2nd, Tuesday 9:30AM - 12noon
     MaxLoad Pro Nov 2nd, Tuesday 1:30PM - 4:30PM

TOPS Pro - Beginner: Introduction to TOPS Pro, this session is geared toward new users or those with a very limited knowledge of the program. We will cover TOPS general functionality, including case sizing, product arrangement, pallet and layer configuration, truck loading and reporting.

TOPS Pro - Intermediate:
This course is designed for users who have a working knowledge of TOPS Pro and will build on the general topics covered in the Beginner course. This course will introduce intermediate-level functions such as MixPro, CASY, designing/modifying box styles, shipcase consolidation, package profile reports, and more.

TOPS Pro - Advanced:
Designed for users with previous experience in TOPS Pro. Emphasis will be placed on how to customize TOPS to your business requirements. Topics will include setting defaults, quick print report template, setting up report statistics, data import, export to Word/Excel, publishing analysis and more. This session will devote more time to Q&A where your questions and suggestions on how to improve the program will be addressed and discussed.

MaxLoad Pro:
This session will provide a general overview of our mixed product loading and container optimization software solution. Users will learn the basic functionality of MaxLoad Pro including: how to define SKUs, create unitloads and mixed pallets, and how to use the different loading and stacking rules to optimize containers or trucks and maximize savings. Additionally, case studies of clients who have realized drastic benefits from MaxLoad Pro will be presented.

Remember, you must be a current subscriber to TOPS Maintenance and Support Plan in order to participate in these feature-filled training sessions. If you are unsure of your account status, or if you would like more information on how to renew your maintenance (MVP) subscription, please contact our MVP team today.

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