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# 6 Awesome Ways You Can Use Timbeter More Effectively

Timber measurement can be complicated. Different log scaling formulas, bark factor, misshapen logs are merely some of the key factors that raise questions concerning accuracy.

Recently I have been discussing with several of our highest users about using Timbeter more effectively. Below I have compiled some of their more popularly asked questions concerning using Timbeter for measuring log scaling.

#1 Bark

The majority of countries use under the bark measurement for volume calculation. Timbeter detects the contour area of a log under the bark and converts it to a symmetrical circle. Bark is excluded from the diameter. Only a couple of countries (like some of our partners in Finland) are actually measuring log diameters over the bark. If you require calculating the volume over the bark, then simply add 10-12%, as this is the most common ratio for bark.

#2 Odd-shaped Logs

Can I measure odd-shape logs? Absolutely yes you can! Timbeter detects the whole surface of the log, converts it to a symmetrical circle and calculates the exact average diameter based on this.

When measurements are made manually then typically the person measures the widest and the narrowest part of the log and hence calculating the average. Using Timbeter, you'll obtain the exact average diameter of the log.

#3 Cubic Meter vs Board Feet

Timbeter can utilize both the metric and imperial measurement system to calculate your timber volumes. Thus providing you with the calculated result, whether it be in cubic meters or board feet.

#4 Length

Length of the log needs to be inserted by the user. Should a situation arise where the logs are different lengths, the team strongly suggest you to determine the average length of the logs concerned.