Developed by the CIRAD's Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts Research Unit (BioWooEB), the 7th release of Tropix software introduces new features and includes new properties compared to Tropix 6 (2008 edition). The user interface has been totally redesigned, providing to the user a more friendly environment.

Tropix 7 features

For each species, Tropix 7 provides data and information on:

  • Scientific names and common names of the species, their origins (illustrated by maps of geographic distribution) and any trade restrictions (listed under a CITES Appendix).
  • Characteristics of logs; appearance, color and macroscopic structure of wood (illustrated with photographs of wood and examples of use).
  • Main physical and mechanical properties (average values, dispersion).
  • Resistance of wood to biological agents of deterioration (fungi, termites, dry wood borers); impregnability; use classifications; any conditions for preservative treatment according to the conditions of use.
  • Drying behaviour (drying table provided as a rough guide).
  • Behaviour of wood during sawing and machining, aptitude for peeling or slicing, held assemblies.
  • Commercial grades: appearance grading of sawn timbers (according to the existing rules) and visual grading for structural applications.
  • Main actual or potential uses; reaction to fire (according to French standards and European standardization).
  • Summary comparison tables of the main technological characteristics (physico-mechanical properties, parameters of physical and biological stability).

Tropix also allows multicriteria searching of species using preselected search terms, or by similarity to a different species.
The technical descriptions of the species can be printed, as well as lists of species matching the selected parameters of a multicriteria searching.

Tropix software is registered under the following international unique identifier: IDDN.FR.001.070032.002.S.P.2002.000.30615

Download Tropix 7

Tropix CD 2011
Version 7.5.1 (2015, may)
Size 25.1 MB
Requirements Windows XP to Windows 8.1
Languages French, English

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Consult species' data sheets

Data sheets are available for free. Distribution is prohibited without express consent from BioWooEB team.

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