Drawing Manager.Reports organizes all of the reports that Isogen is able to output during isometric drawing generation. In addition to this global Reports panel, the Materials, Welds, Spools, and Cut Pieces categories each contain a content-specific subset of report types. For example, you can use Welds.Reports to define the weld summary and site weld information reports, while Spools.Reports enables you to define the spool information report. For more information about the global Reports panel, see Reports in the Isometric Drawing Options Reference Guide.
Whenever the Reports style group is active, the Configuration view switches to the Report Definition view.
The Reports panel (shown in the example below) enables you to select the type of Isogen report to configure, provides properties for defining the report file format, and organizes all the attribute groups. For more information, see Reports in the Isometric Drawing Options Reference Help.
The report options that display in the Report Definition view depend on the type of report being defined. All report types require that you specify an output location and name for the report file (1). Some reports provide options for defining the report layout, including whether the title block and column headers display (2) and which attributes are output to the report (3). For many report types, the software displays a preview of the report at the bottom of the panel (4). As you configure the layout, the preview updates dynamically.
When you define the layout of a Neutral report, an additional option called Group Selector displays in the Report Definition view. Group Selector shows the active component groups.
An active component group is one that is currently selected for output in the Neutral report.
Ten component groups are available for output: Bolts, Fittings, Flanges, Gaskets, Instruments, Miscellaneous, Pipe, Supports, Valves, and Welds. In the example, Group Selector shows four active component groups: Default, Bolts, Gaskets, and Supports (1). Clicking displays the "inactive" component groups for selection (2). In addition to displaying under Group Selector, each active group also displays in its own empty pane under Report Layout (3).
As you configure the Neutral report layout, you use these panes to specify which attributes are output for a specific component group. When specifying attributes, two methods are available:
Selecting attributes one at a time from the attribute groups in the Reports panel.
Copying the attribute columns that are defined for an existing component group.
Dynamic File Naming
You can pre-process the Isogen.fls file to substitute a macro for one of the piping component file (PCF) attributes taken from the current input file. For example, setting Report Location to $Style$\$PIPELINE-REFERENCE$.txt outputs the selected Isogen report to the active style folder and names it using the PIPELINE-REFERENCE, as defined in the input PCF.
For information, see Appendix: Supported PCF attributes for dynamic file naming.
The Isogen.fls file appears in the first line of the PCF header. This file specifies all of the input and output filenames that Isogen uses during the isometric drawing generation process.
If the required attribute is not present in the PCF, Isogen uses the NAME attribute instead.
You can use system environment variables, such as TEMP, USERNAME, or COMPUTERNAME, in folder or file paths for report files.