TECHNOLOGY : CaddSoft Software Does Mental Lifting in Figuring Available Storage Space

Compiled by Dean Takahashi Times staff writer

Having trouble cramming boxes into large containers?

CaddSoft, a software company in Trabuco Canyon, said it has begun shipping Blocks, a $795 software package that calculates the number of boxes that can be loaded into containers of any size.

Given English or metric system dimensions, the program can calculate how many boxes of a certain size will fit in a truck, garage, warehouse, boxcar or on a pallet. A printout then tells an operator where and how to load the boxes.