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Title: OPTIGRAMI V2 user's guide

Author: Lawson, Penny S.; Thomas, R. Edward; Walker, Elizabeth S

Date: 1996

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-222. Radnor, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 46p.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

Description: OPTIGRAMI V2 is a computer program available for IBM persaonl computer with 80286 and higher processors. OPTIGRAMI V2 determines the least-cost lumber grade mix required to produce a given cutting order for clear parts from rough lumber of known grades in a crosscut-first rough mill operation. It is a user-friendly integrated application that includes optimization for species graded under standard National Hardwood Lumber Association grade rules, as well as yellow-poplar and black walnut. Output information includes gross volume of lumber required in each lumber grade, estimated total production cost, board footage of parts generated, percent yield, and range of costs within each lumber grade for which the given solution is valid.

Keywords: lumber, computer program, optimization

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Lawson, Penny S.; Thomas, R. Edward; Walker, Elizabeth S 1996. OPTIGRAMI V2 user''s guide. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-222. Radnor, PA: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station

 


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