I am trying to calculate the number of pieces that would fill 1/2 of the volume of a cylinder, 9"dia x18"long. The parts are close to the shape and size of a bottle cap. Actual size is a bit larger. I searched here and the web without finding relevant discussion.
This job will run millions of parts a year, so a good close number without doing the over simplified "cyl volume/part volume" is required to find the number of stations we need. We only have one sample finished part so we can not just pour them in and count.
We have SolidWorks 2012 Premium and Simulation Professional.
Perhaps this would be better handled in another section of this forum.