Scenarios

A scenario in Patchworks is one specific plan, consisting of one harvest schedule for a given planning area and time horizon. A Patchworks scenario consists of target settings and status, harvest allocations, block availability settings, routes and summary reports.

A scenario can be set in Patchworks by setting targets, running the scheduler until a stable solution has been reached and saving all the reports into a folder. By giving this folder a name, you have identified a scenario.

Scenarios can be thought of as the settings and the results of a simulation. The saved scenario results can be compared and viewed outside Patchworks or reloaded at a later date to restore the state of the model when it was saved. More information about scenarios is found in Working with scenarios