SAWSIM® is a flexible computer program that accurately models the breakdown of logs in any sawmill. With over 40 years of development, SAWSIM® is widely recognized as the industry-standard sawmill simulation program. Using SAWSIM®, virtually any question about sawmill operations can be answered.
Typical applications include evaluation of mill design or modification proposals, alternative mill equipment options, and overall production planning and analysis. SAWSIM® can process actual-shape logs with crook, sweep, ovality, and variable taper. Solutions are calculated individually for each log, based on its particular geometry. SAWSIM® will print end view and 3D log plots, detailed results for each log that is sawn, and "Totals and Averages" to show results, including the overall lumber product distribution, for a distribution of logs that typically represent a complete shift's production.
Specific features of the SAWSIM® program allow simulation of the following:
Please click here for an example of the printed results from a SAWSIM® run.
The output starts with Totals and Averages for the run, followed by a sample of results for individual logs. Comparing log solution plots side-by-side for alternative runs allows one to gain a better understanding of the results.
Please click here to view a selection of detailed reports from two SAWSIM® runs.
Reports can also be generated which show results for each log class separately.