Step 1. Selecting Reports

The first step involves selecting the various reports which the user requires and the reports that are required to reset the model to the exact position it was left at. To simplify the report selection process a directory tree identical to the directory tree found in the Report Writer is used.

By default all reports are selected when the Wizard is opened. Saving all reports and tables is recommended so that all necessary information can be made available during the next Patchworks session. By saving all reports, results can be compared between different scenarios using Comparison Reports. If however, there are specific reports required for presentations or use in other applications individual reports and tables can be selected using standard list selectors (SHIFT click at the beginning and end of ranges, or CTRL click for multiple selections). If specific reports are required use "Select None" and then choose individual reports.

Selecting the folder does not necessarily mean that all reports contained within the folder have been selected. To ensure that the correct reports are being saved open the folder and select individual reports. Right clicking with the mouse on the folder or file provides options to select or unselect files and children of folders.

Figure 66. Select reports to save


If you are saving a scenario that will be continued later it is unnecessary to save all the reports. Only 4 reports are required and will save a great deal of time. To reset the Patchworks model to the exact conditions of the scenario 'Select None' and then select these reports from the list:

These four files are indicated with table icons as opposed to the document icons of all other reports. These reports are raw data files (csv) that reset the scheduler and are important to reset the model later.

When you have selected the reports you require choose 'Next' to create a scenario folder for your reports.