Can I create a pool of generic empty containers?

Yes. You can use the 2D View Move option to create Generic Empty containers that you can then flow into positions on the ship and create a Bay Plan PDF and also download the BAPLIE with the empty containers.

This except is from the documentation article “How to use the Move Containers feature in 2D Bay View”

To load generic empties, start by entering the number of containers you need. Clicking in the blank fields will show you pre-populated information based on the values in the BAPLIE file.

create generic empties

Start by selecting the containers in the list and then selecting their new positions in the bay (in empty slots).

select containers

To cancel this operation, click Cancel Load Generic Empties. Otherwise, once all containers from the list have been added to empty slots, a pop up will appear to confirm that you wish to stow the empty containers. 

load generic empties