ROMI-3 Rough-Mill Simulator is a software package that simulates current industrial practices for rip-first and chop-first lumber processing. This guide shows the user how to set up and examine the results of simulations of current or proposed mill practices. ROMI-3 accepts cutting bills with as many as 600 combined solid and/or panel part sizes. Plots of processed boards are easily viewed or printed, as are detailed summaries of processing data (number of rips and crosscuts) and yields for each grade.
Weiss, Joel M.; Thomas, R. Edward. 2005. ROMI-3: Rough-Mill Simulator Version 3.0: User''s Guide. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-328. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 75 p.