The Account Explorer

Account Explorer is a tool available within Patchworks to display the relationships between attributes and accounts. The Account Explorer can be used to visually validate the way that attributes and accounts are linked together.

The Account Explorer is accessed from the Tools menu on the main Patchworks tool bar.

The Explorer provides a complete list of accounts in a heirarchically organized directory tree, displaying a well organized view of how the dataset has been structured in terms of attributes and accounts. Folders can be expanded revealing other folders or account nodes. Clicking on an account will display detailed, descriptive information in the right-hand pane (see figures Figure 47, “Exclusive account information”, Figure 48, “Route account information” and Figure 49, “Patch account information”. Double-clicking on an account name in the right-hand pane will immediately jump to that account definition.

Figure 47. Exclusive account information

In this example, the "Mill.Conif" account is selected, and information on the account is displayed in the right-hand pane. The detailed information show that this account is an exclusive account, with the input values either going to product.Mill1.Yield.Conif or product.Mill2.Yield.Conif.


Figure 48. Route account information

In this example, the "destination.MILL1" account is selected, and information on the account is displayed in the right-hand pane. This is a route account, with the input values summed to various cost accounts listed below. The values from the "product.Mill1.Yield.Conif" and the "product.Mill1.Yield.Decid" accounts are both passed into the "destination.MILL1" account which then contributes to the hauling, building and maintainance accounts.


Figure 49. Patch account information

In this example, the "patch.disturbance.young" account is selected, and information on the account is displayed in the right-hand pane. This account uses the value of the "feature.Visual.disturb" attribute to determine the contribution of a particular block to patch size. The resulting patch will be allocated into one of five patch size classes.