Route Account Types

The Patchworks route model is flexible and can be adapted to simple and complex configurations to set objectives and generate reports. The model is controlled by accounts that link stand attributes to mill destinations. The most important thing in designing your accounts is to have a firm understanding of how wood can flow from blocks to destinations and what types of values you would like to track along the way. The quality of the model is imporoved to the extent that accounts match the reality of the wood flows and mill consumption on your forest.

This section will explain the different types of route accounts that are used to set up the route models. Once you have an understanding of the function of these account types you will be able to combine them in ways that suit the transportation problem you are trying to model. This section discusses: