The Navigator provides a comprehensive view of all the templates in the various folders managed by Veda for the current model (youtube video).
The Navigator is the main vehicle for accessing, importing, and coordinating the various templates that make up a model.
Its main screen is divided into sub-windows according to the various types of templates managed by Veda.
Template containing comprehensive information about the model’s basic structure (regions, sub-regions, time-periods, time-slices, …) SysSetting
Calibration templates for Base Year Base scenario [BS] – current technology mix BaseTrans – operations on the BS templates
Repository for the depiction of future technologies SubRES [SR]
Three groups of flexible, “rule-based”, scenarios files: Regular Scenarios [RS] - files for data addition and updates Demand Scenarios [DS] - projection module tied to economic indicators, fine-tuned with analyst insight Parametric Scenarios [PS] - functionality designed to handle easily multiple runs and parametric analysis
Two new components are presented:
Parametric scenarios – “programmed” multi-value suite of scenarios
No Seed Values – the files that do not provide seed values to any other scenario. These are processed in parallel.
Navigator enables easy access to any of the Excel templates constituting the currently open model
Double-clicking directly on any file name (or click the Excel icon next to it, in the case of the BY_Trans and SysSettings files) will open that file in Excel
Clicking on the folder button above each section of the Navigator will open the associated folder in Windows Explorer
- Provides feedback as to the status of the various files and the integrated database managed by Veda according to colour legend at the bottom of form
Not imported – not yet read into the database
Imported – selected for importing with next SYNC
Consistent – templates that are in sync with the database
InConsistent – file has been modified after the last SYNC operation
ToRemove – missing template imported previously now flagged for removal from the database
FileMissing – previously imported template that no longer exists in the template folder
FileOpen – a template currently open, so can not be processed/imported
Error – if a file has thrown an error
The SYNCHRONIZE button will process all templates in the application folder marked as ToImport (orange)
Synchronize imports all selected Excel workbooks into the Veda database
Right form traces the SYNC operation and the left reports the time needed for each step
After synchronizing a model you can return to the Navigator.