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Report Creation

Reports are used to arrange information about objects in the drawing.

To create a report, select Insert Report section from the Section menu in the table editor.

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A report consists of two sections: Report template and Report.

The report template defines how the content is displayed in the report and can contain one or several lines. A copy of the template rows is created for every object. Formulas are calculated according to the properties of the selected objects.

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The report template contains the variables of the selected objects; the values of the template variables are displayed in the report.

Using the Select source objects CAD drawing Report Creation 2 tool you can select inserted objects according to the required conditions.

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In the Grouping and merging CAD software Report Creation 4 dialog box you can specify the settings for grouping and merging table cells.

Report template menu:

·         Report header adds a report header row to the beginning of the report;

·         Report footer adds a report summary row to the end of the report;

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Context menu of the Report summary cells:

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The action applied to the column fragment in one section.

Vertical grouping

A report template can contain several lines. Cells with identical values can be merged. From the right-button menu select Insert row or Add row.

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When adding a row, it is added after the selected row, but when inserting a row, it is added before selected row.

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Setting variables for rows. Select A4 and A5 cells and from the right-button menu select Group.

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The selected cells will be grouped. The table will be displayed as follows:

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There are cells in the report highlighted with special colors.

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If you edit such cells, changes are applied to the object to which they belong.

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Create a table and report template.

Add the parameters: =Object.Name and =Object.L.

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Enter a new length, for example 120.

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The bolt’s length is changed.

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