Grading Program Output
By clicking on the “Print Results” button, a single-page report is generated that can be printed for reference or field use (Figure 11).
The grading program functions by determining the appropriate grading limitations based on a set of provided parameters. The dimensions and species are provided by the user, but there are a number of other parameters that are included within the programming. Those parameters, listed below, include:
- Wood species
- Nominal Thickness
- Nominal Width
- Edge Knots on the Wide Face
- Center Knots on the Wide Face
- Narrow Face Knots
- Maximum Slope of Grain
In order to more fully explain how the grading program functions and the purpose or meaning of some of the results, each of these items are discussed in the following section.