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The ReportSettings.txt configuration file provides the Smart 3D class name-to-label name mapping.

Before you begin, make sure you copy the ReportSettings.txt file and its corresponding folder from its installed location to your symbol share location. See Copy Report Types, Labels, and the Configuration File.

Edit the ReportSettings.txt file when:

  • You add new, customized labels and surface style rules.

  • You add aspects to objects in the Smart 3D project file.

If you do not add this information to the ReportSettings.txt file, the new labels, surface style rules, and aspects are not available in SmartPlant Review.

Add New Labels

Labels can contain out-of-the-box (standard) attributes or properties as well as new, custom attributes. You can create a new label or modify an existing label and change its name. For workflow and descriptions on creating labels and label rules or using the Label Editor, refer to those sections in the Drawings and Reports Reference Data.

As an example, the steps below show you how to add a new label called SPR Control Point Data so that control point objects are displayed in SmartPlant® Review. The Smart 3D class name for control points is CPControlPoint.

You can use the MetadataBrowser utility to look at the catalog schema data to see the Smart 3D classes. For more information, see Using the Schema Browser in the Catalog.

  1. Create the new label in the Drawings and Reports task and add the control points to the label.

  2. Use any ASCII text editor to open the ReportSettings.txt file.

  3. Add the new label using the format: [class name]: [label name]. Add the line CPControlPoint : SPR Control Point Data as shown in the figure below.

    For each new label, add a new line in the text file.

  4. Save your edits and close the file.

If you do not add the new label names to ReportSettings.txt, then the labels are not displayed in SmartPlant Review.

Add New Surface Style Rules

Surface style rules define the appearance of objects in your workspace. For example, you can create and apply a specific surface style rule for objects to appear consistently in certain colors, and textures. Follow the steps below to add a new surface style rule, and then add it to ReportSettings.txt.

Create the Surface Style Rule

  1. Click Format > Surface Style Rules Command to display the Surface Style Rules Dialog.

  2. Click New.

  3. Type a name for the new surface style rule in the Rule name box.

  4. Select a filter in the Filter list, or click More to Create a new filter.

  5. Select the style to apply in the Style applied list.

  6. Select all the aspects that you want the filter to apply to by clicking in the Select all aspects to which the style will be applied list.

  • You can add new surface styles to apply through rules on the Style Dialog.

  • After creating a new surface style rule, you can apply it to the workspace by selecting a rule in the Style rule library box and clicking Add to add the rule to the Workspace box.

  • Because the software processes the rules in descending order, you should list the most specific rules at the top of the list. Click Move Up and Move Down to change the order of the rules in the Workspace list.

Add the New Rule to ReportSettings.txt

  1. Use any ASCII text editor to open the ReportSettings.txt file.

  2. Type in the new surface style rules in the Surface style rules section. The name is not case sensitive. Surface style rules are applied in the order they appear in the list. In the example below, the surface style rule named Controlpointrule is added.

  3. For each new surface style rule, add a new line in the text file.

  4. Save your edits and close the file.

Adding Aspects

The aspect represents information about the object, such as its physical shape or the space required around the object. Aspects basically define how objects look in a 3D model view. Smart 3D provides a variety of standard aspects that can be selected. For a list of aspects, see Format View in the Common User's Guide. You must type in the aspects you want to use in the ReportSettings.txt file.

  1. Use any ASCII text editor to open the ReportSettings.txt file.

  2. In the Aspects section of the ReportSettings.txt file, type in the aspects you want to use for the graphic object display. The example below shows the addition of the Reference Geometry aspect.

    Simple Physical is the default aspect that is used if no other aspects have been set. Even if you remove Simple Physical from the ReportSettings.txt file, Smart 3D still uses it.

  3. For each aspect, add a new line in the text file.

  4. Save your edits and close the file.