updated 6/16/2011 1:16:18 PM ET 2011-06-16T17:16:18

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., June 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the release of Stellar® 2011 v4.3 fabrication software, iLevel by Weyerhaeuser now offers solutions to cut structural frame materials and accessories for roofs, as well as floors, along with adding other features to help building material dealers optimize framing material inventory. In conjunction with iLevel® Javelin® design software, dealers can use Stellar software to provide builders with pre-cut and labeled framing materials that help speed construction and reduce jobsite waste. Stellar software converts framing plans into detailed instructions for automated saws and fabrication equipment, batches jobs, enables more efficient production runs, and makes better use of short drops. www.ilevel.com

"iLevel dealers have been using Stellar software for several years to produce ready-to-install floor systems, and now can expand their offerings to roofs," said Bill Parsons, NextPhase®Site Solutions Program Manager. "This gets our NextPhase partners one step closer to providing precision-end-trimmed (PET) and labeled materials for the entire structural frame. With Stellar software, dealers consistently achieve high production rates that they can replicate day after day, regardless of the crew or other variables. It provides a way to make better use of inventory and use technology to build a better home, both of which can boost profitability."

With Stellar 2011 software, dealers can specify multiple types of cuts in roof members, including birdsmouth cuts, seat cuts, V-cut blocking for roof ventilation, and single- and double-bevel bearing plates. The software also produces custom stair stringers, and 45° columns for framing angled walls.

Stellar fabrication software is part of the iLevel®Modus™suite of structural frame software, including Javelin®design software and Forte™single-member sizing software. Along with Estima™ estimating services, the iLevel family of software and services assists builders and building material dealers with consistently high-quality and cost-effective structural framing solutions.

To learn more about iLevel software, visit www.iLevel.com or call 1‑888-iLevel8 (888-453-8358).

About iLevel by Weyerhaeuser

iLevel by Weyerhaeuser provides the building industry's most comprehensive and innovative collection of structural framing products, technical support and software for homes, multi-family and light construction. It is a leader in developing ways to help builders and dealers improve quality, reduce costs and streamline construction. iLevel's Trus Joist®brand celebrates 50 years of engineered wood product innovation, building on a legacy started in 1960. All of the engineered wood products and specialty dimension lumber iLevel manufactures are SFI®certified. In addition to its own products, iLevel also distributes a range of third-party construction and finishing materials. www.ilevel.com .

About Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. We grow and harvest trees, build homes and make a range of forest products essential to everyday lives. We manage our timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. At the end of 2010, we employed approximately 14,000 employees in 10 countries. We have customers worldwide and generated $6.6 billion in sales in 2010. Our stock trades on the New York Stock exchange under the symbol WY. Additional information about us is available at http://www.weyerhaeuser.com .

For more information, contact:
Greg Wells
(208) 364-1428

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