Key Concepts

Table of Contents

Blocks
Dynamic Stand Attributes
Planning Horizon
Tables
The Block Attribute Table
Track
Offset vs. Age
Accounts
Targets
Scenarios
How is growth simulated within the model?
The Scheduler
The Goal Programming Formulation
Soft Constraints
How long does it take for Patchworks to reach a solution?
Reports

In this chapter, we will discuss a few of the key concepts that are the foundations of the Patchworks model. We will build upon these concepts throughout this User Guide, so a firm understanding will greatly aid in comprehending Patchworks.