Use these options to customize the display of items for all enhanced report types before generation. Also, you can set your preferences for the generation status window.
Show generation status window — Select to show the generation status window when generating enhanced reports. Note that the items that appear in the window do not reflect the actual items that in the reports after generation.
Display warning message when closing document — Select to display a warning message in the Enhanced Report Utility whenever you close a report. Clear this option if you do not want to receive a warning message every time you close a report.
View-only mode — Select to open the report in view-only mode. Clear to allow editing of the report, redlining, saving, and so forth.
Display color property of cross wires (regular mode only) — Select to display labels indicating the colors of cross wires where defined. Clear to hide the color labels.
Sort wires by wire sequence in set (regular mode only) — Select to sort wires according to the sequence number in the cable set. Clear to sort wires according to the wire IDs. If you are not sure that the wire IDs match the actual sequence of the wires, for example, if you imported cable data or added wires manually, it is recommended that you select this option.
Split strip display between sheets — Select to display strips in a split manner between two sheets where those strips would otherwise appear on the margin of one of the drawing sheets. Works with Panel-strip, panel signal, and panel strip signal reports only.
Enlarge terminals with multiple connections (regular mode only) — Select to enlarge terminals with multiple connections so that you can view all the multiple connections separately. When a terminal has several connections, the software duplicates this terminal as many times as there are connections and displays this terminal as one item that contains several terminals attached underneath each other.
Replace missing symbols with default terminal symbol — Select to replace all terminal symbols that the software cannot find with the default terminal symbol term.sym. Clear this check box to display the text ‘Symbol is missing’ for all terminal symbols that the software cannot find.
Disable macro generation and annotation options — Select to disable macro generation in enhanced reports and also to disable macros, SmartText and redlining. Disabling these options speeds up report generation.
This option does not disable the default macros, they still appear on the drawing even with this option selected. Any macros other than the default macros are disabled and do not appear on the drawing.
Gap connectors on intersection — Select to specify that connector lines that are crossed appear in generated enhanced reports with gaps on intersections. The connector that appears with a gap is the connector that is generated second. Clear this option to speed up report generation.
By-pass strips — Select to re-draw any connector lines that intersect strips so that those connector lines by-pass the strips. Clear this option to speed up report generation.
Redraw all connections — Select to redraw all the connectors on the sheet to minimize the number of connector overlaps and intersections. Clear this option to speed up report generation.
Optimize overlapping connectors — Select to separate overlapping connectors from one another. Clear this option to speed up report generation.
Optimize overlapping wires and cable sets — Select to separate the lines that represent different sets and wires of a particular cable where they overlap one another. Clear this option to speed up report generation.
Enforce wiring connections to opposite sides of adjacent terminals — Select to force the Enhanced Report Generator to always draw wiring connections from the right side of one terminal to the left side of the adjacent terminal when the configuration was wired between the left sides of both terminals, or between the right sides of both terminals.
Force wiring connections between terminals according to signal sequence — Select to force the Enhanced Report Generator to always draw wiring connections, between terminals, according to their signal sequence.
Selecting the Force wiring connections between terminals according to signal sequence preference, also activates automatically the Enforce wiring connections to opposite sides of adjacent terminals. Clearing this preference automatically clears the Enforce wiring connections to opposite sides of adjacent terminals as well.
Force signal paths to be displayed separately — When generating loops by signal there may be circumstances where the signal paths are not displayed separately, selecting this preference forces the software to display the signal paths separately.
Set loop drawing orientation from right to left (top to bottom, custom mode only) — Select to generate the drawing with field devices drawn at the right edge of the drawing sheet, or from top to bottom (vertical orientation) of the drawing sheet. Clear to generate the drawing in the conventional way with the with field devices drawn at the left edge of the drawing sheet.
Copy file locations — Opens the Copy file locations dialog box to allow you to copy the data on the File Locations tab of a specific enhanced report type to one or more other enhanced report types.