Use these options to specify the default report generation method, drawing area units and spacing of rows and columns. These options apply to Enhanced SmartLoop or Fieldbus Loop reports only.
Select the default generation method to use when you do not specify a generation method on the Generate Loop Drawings dialog box for a particular loop.
By Loop — Displays items such as strips that are common to a number of signals once only on the drawing.
By Signal — Displays each signal path separately on the drawing so that common items such as strips appear repeatedly; once in each signal representation.
Custom by Loop — Displays Enhanced SmartLoop or Fieldbus Loop reports using custom symbols that you define for each item and allows you to specify the placement of the symbols on the drawing sheet by displaying the Domain Explorer in the Enhanced Report Utility and dragging items from it onto the drawing sheet.
Custom by Signal — Displays Enhanced SmartLoop or Fieldbus Loop reports using custom symbols and showing separate signal paths.
Display each signal on separate page — (available for By Signal and Custom by Signal options only)
Select to display each signal path on a separate drawing sheet.
Group by location (available for By Signal and Custom by Signal options only) — Select to organize panels or strips that belong to the same location in the same column of the drawing, if possible.
Drawing area parameters — When you select the Custom by Loop or Custom by Signal generation method for a particular loop, the drawing area parameters allow you to specify the optimum spacing between separate graphical elements on the drawing sheet. The optimum spacing can vary according to the sizes of the symbols that you use.
Units — Select the units to specify for the spacing values: inches, millimeters, or twips.
Row spacing — Type a value to specify the spacing between rows on the drawing sheet.
Column spacing — Type a value to specify the spacing between columns on the drawing sheet.
Reset — Resets the drawing area parameters with default values of 0.79 inches and 1.77 inches for row and column spacing respectively.