The options listed below are not available for all report types. For example, some reports allow you to only define the report output location and filename. Other reports allow you to specify attribute data and define the layout.
Specifies the output location and name of the report. Type the full path and filename of the report. Alternatively, click Browse , and navigate to the output location. Setting this option is mandatory.
The filename itself can be dynamic. For example, you can use the pipeline reference as part of the filename. For more information, see Dynamic File Naming in Report Definition panel.
Include Title Block
Determines whether Isogen outputs the drawing title block. To include a title block on each drawing sheet, select the check box. A small pane displays underneath the option. To populate the title block, drag a column object from the Report Layout section and drop it in the pane.
For a list of the allowable pipeline attributes and calculated values that you can use to define the title block of the Material Control report, see Appendix: Material Control report title block entries.
Include Title Block does not display when you are setting up a Neutral report.
Include Column Headers
Determines whether Isogen outputs column headers in the report. To include headers, select the Include Column Headers check box. A small pane displays underneath the option. Drag the column objects from the Report Layout section and drop each one in the pane.
When you are setting up a Neutral report, the Column Header pane displays by default. However, the Include Column Headers option does not display.
Displays the attributes to output in the selected report. To add an attribute to the report layout, open the option group and double-click the attribute name. To remove an attribute from the report layout, click on the column object. For more information, see Define the report layout.
Each attribute translates to a column of data in the report. Column object settings are listed below.
Width defines the width of the column. The default setting is 10.
Start specifies the starting point for the column. This is a system-generated value.
The software always places the start point for the first column at position 1. For each subsequent column, the software calculates its starting point using the Width and Start values to calculate of the previous column. For example, if the Width and Start values of the first column are 12 and 1, respectively, the software adds these two values and sets the starting point of the second column to 13.
If you change the Width value of the first column to 15, the software recalculates the starting point of the second column using the new value and updates the starting point to 16.
The calculated starting point of the next column is 26 (the sum of Width + Start from the previous column).
Additional settings are available by clicking the shortcut menu on the column object. The settings that display on the menu depend on the type of report that you are configuring. For most reports, you can define column object settings for Maximum Characters, Justification, and Comments (1). However, for the Neutral report, only Maximum Characters and Enabled are available on the menu (2).
Maximum Characters defines the maximum number of characters allowed in the column.
Justification defines the justification of the text within the column. Select Left, Right, or Numeric. This setting does not display when you are setting up a Neutral report.
Comments outputs a text comment for any definition contained in the column. In the report output, the software precedes comment text with an exclamation point (!). This setting does not display when you are setting up a Neutral report.
Enabled controls the display of data in the report file for the component group. Select the check box to display the component data. This setting displays only when you are setting up a Neutral report.
Displays a preview of the report content based on the current report definition parameters. When you first begin defining a report, a Preview (file not found) ! error message displays until you specify the output location in the Report Location box.
Controls whether the software automatically updates the report Preview. By default, this command is active. When the command is turned off, you must use Refresh to manually update the isometric drawing preview.
Updates the view of the report to display any changes to the layout that you have made since the last refresh action.