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Intergraph Smart Instrumentation Enhanced Report Utility Help

Engineering and Schematics
Intergraph Smart Instrumentation
2018 (12.0)

This is a useful procedure for presetting the position of the strips for a group of enhanced reports or for ensuring that margins are consistent when collecting a group of drawings in a book.

  1. Display the Enhanced Report Layouts dialog box for the required item .  For details, see Display Enhanced Report Layouts.

  2. From the Report type list, if more than one report type is available for the selected item, select the report type that you require.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Click New to define a new enhanced report layout.

    • Highlight an existing layout and click Properties to modify the existing settings.

    • Highlight an existing layout and click Duplicate to duplicate the existing settings.

  4. On the Layout Properties dialog box, click the Working Area tab.

  5. In the Units list, select the units that you want to use for defining the margins: inches, millimeters, or twips.

     Twips are screen- independent units to ensure that the proportions of screen elements are the same on all display systems.  There are 1440 twips in an inch and 567 twips in a centimeter.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • In the Working Area Margins window, drag the edges to the required position.

    • Enter values in the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom boxes as required.

    • Click Reset to specify the default settings (all four margins set to 20 twips).

  • When you set the working area margins, the defined area includes the title block.  The software generates the drawing starting from the top left corner at the position relative to the title block that you specified on the Title Block tab.

  • If any drawing elements extend beyond the right and bottom limits of the working area, those elements are displayed on a new sheet.

  • The working area margins define the initial page margins during drawing generation only.  Once you have generated a report, you can modify it anywhere on the sheet, including the region defined beyond the working area.