Report

Report – automatically generated document that can contain model description and calculation results (plots, tables).

It is possible to create a custom report structure and preview it in the Report Designer or Export to Microsoft Word.

To create Report click ReportsEmpty in the main menu or in Reports context menu.

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Alternatively, in the Reports context menu.

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There are 4 templates of reports:

  • Empty – the first page and preface are included only;
  • Model Setup – the description of a model data (materials, properties, boundary conditions, components, etc.) with plots;
  • Results – a displacement extreme tables, stress and displacement plots are included for all loads;
  • Full – extreme tables and plots are included for stress and displacement. All tables/plots created in a project are also included.

It is possible to create a report using Report Wizard and Report Designer;

Report Wizard – gives a possibility to build the report using step by step wizard. It is possible to generate a word report from the wizard or to continue with the report in the designer.

Report Designer is an advanced tool to create reports. It gives full control over the report structure and offers a rich variety of instruments for customization.

The big advantage of the designer is that it is possible to generate a part of a report, change some setting and regenerate only the required parts.

Report Settings

Press in the report wizard to define the report setting: table content, default view and generation settings.

It's possible to define what directions should be included for the different result categories. For example, a plate model is checked and it is necessary to display only the Plate Stresses:

Skip Empty Plots – the plot is not displayed if all elements of plots are beyond the limits (all elements are not visible).

Skip Table and Plot Titles – the titles before plot or table are skipped.

Show Id in titles – ID of the entities are displayed before title for (e.g. 1..Material 1).

Warning about rows count over limit – the tables with rows count less than the defined will not be generated. A warning message will be displayed instead.

Show displacement without contour - displays only a model deformation without the colors for Displacement plots.

View is used for model plots.

Show loads abbreviation before title - displays loads in format IL1..Individual Load, LS2..Load Set 2).

Report Wizard

- save changes to the existing report wizard. Creates a new report wizard with the defined title saved the first time;

- add a new report wizard with the defined title;

- open a Report Settings window;

- open a window to define a Unit System;

- open a window to define a Legend Settings;

- open a window to define Number Formats;

- open a Components Manager window:

- open a View Manager window:

- navigate to previous page;

- navigate to next page;

- generate a report and export to Microsoft Word;

- open a Report Designer form.

First Page

On the First page the information that will be displayed on the first page of the report can be entered:

Engineer details – a company and an engineer details that prepared this report;

Customer details – a company for whom the report is prepared;

Project Details – a project number, report version and a project name;

Image – an image file or plot of a model with the selected view;

- store an Engineer or Customer information to the library;

- load an Engineer or Customer information from the library;

- choose an existing image of an engineer or customer logo or an image from the file;

- clear an engineer or customer logo or an image from the file;

Model Setup

On the Model Setup page the model description information should be defined.

Preface – a description of and SDC Verifier version that is sued to generate a report;

Model Information – a summary table with the model entities amount, mass, center of gravity and Min/Max coordinate for certain directions X, Y and Z:

Model Entities – the detailed description of the entities. Define the type of description Brief or Full.

Sections X, Y, Z – the description of Sections from Panel Finder tool.

- include all entities and select them;

- exclude all entities and deselect them;

- set materials and properties plot info to Full and include plots for all respective items;

- set materials and properties plot info to Full and exclude plots for all respective items;

Note: It is possible to include plots but only with the Full description together.

To define the description for Materials, Properties, Components, etc. click . The Options dialog box with the list of the entities will appear.

Brief Description

Full Description

- the selected view will be used as default in the model entities plots;

- preview method of the model entities plots. Highlight - highlight related entity items in the entire model. Preview only selected - preview only related entity items;

Job Settings and Tools

On this step, additional Job settings and extra tables can be included in the report.

All settings belong to the selected Job in the Job List.

Job Description - includes a table with general information about Job: type of analysis, selection and tables with requested results, included FEM Loads and included constraints.

Plot Individual Load - inserts plot with forces and constraints for each included (any plot or table is included) Individual Load.

Modes Table for ILs and LSs - table with Eigen values of Output Sets for the loads. It is used for buckling analysis to display the buckling factors.

Include Contents - includes/excludes the description of loads. If the option is checked it is possible to define what load type (Individual load, Load sets or Load groups) to include.

Individual loads content:

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Load groups content:

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Include Sum of Forces (Overall) - includes a summary table for all Individual Loads/Load Sets with Applied or Reaction Forces.

Include Sum of Forces (Each Load) - includes a table for each Individual Load/ Load Set with a sum of reaction forces.

Absolute Maximum Displacement - includes Extreme Flow Table of absolute maximum Displacement results overall directions for all Individual Loads, Load Sets, Load Groups.

Absolute Maximum Stresses - includes Extreme Flow Table of absolute maximum Stress results overall directions for all Individual Loads, Load Sets, Load Groups.

Stress Over All Properties - includes Component Extreme Table of absolute maximum stress results over each property for each Individual Load, Load Set, Load Group.

Stress Over All Components - includes Component Extreme Table of absolute maximum stress results over each component for each Individual Load, Load Set, Load Group.

It is possible to include tools into a report. Press and select the tools to include.

Tables

On this step expand, extreme or output vector tables for the loads can be defined.

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First select the Job and the Load Type. The list of loads will be displayed in the table.

Automatically sort tables and plots by result category - sort the tables and plots in the report automatically by category.

If few loads are selected, then the common tables will be displayed. Use and to copy/paste the tables from one load to others.

To remove the tables click . All selected tables will be removed from all selected loads.

In order to preview few tables of selected load press .

An easy way to edit the tables is to use a context menu for the Table. Few tables can be modified at once.

Edit Category

In menu all requested results are available.

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In menu all requested results are available.

Edit Tale Type

Edit Selection

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One of the existing selection can be used or a new one can be created.

A single table can be edited by clicking on .

To import already existing table from the selected Job press .

Note: The list of tables of selected Table Type will be displayed.

Add Expand/Extreme tables

Select the Loads and press to add Expand/Extreme Tables.

Select Table Type, Categories and Selections using Selection List Control to create tables of their combinations.

Expand and Extreme table settings are described in Expand/Extreme Table part.

Note: For the nonlinear loads a separate table for each load result will be created.

Press to change the number format settings using the Number Formats Control.

Add Output Vector tables

Select the Loads and press to add Output Vector Tables.

Select Table Type expand or extreme.

Select Output Vectors using Output Vector ID Selector.

Define Selection type that vectors depend on (elemental or nodal)

Define Selections using Selection List Control.

Press to change the number format settings using the Number Formats Control.

Add Advanced Tables

Current table type gives a possibility to add the following custom tables: Component Extreme Table (over selections), Summarized forces over selections, Flow Table (over loads) and Summarized forces over loads.

Components Tables

A components extreme table displays extreme results for different selection for a single load. It is similar to a simple extreme table, however, in this table the extreme results for several selections are displayed at once:

Press to select Loads.

In the Options group box it is possible to select Category (Applied Force, Displacement, Stress etc.) of displayed result, and Parameter (Minimum, Maximum, Absolute or Max Delta).

Note: The amount of tables is equal to the number of the selected loads and their number of results.

Define Selections using Selection List Control.

Warning:

All selections from the list will be used in each table so it does not depend on whether the selection is selected or not.

Press to change the number format settings using the Number Formats Control.

Summarized forces (over selections)

Summation table displays summed results for nodal results (applied/reaction forces) over selections for single load:

Select Loads, Category, and define Selections using Selection List Control.

Skip selections without extremes - selection that does not contain minimum or maximum value in any direction will not be displayed in the table;

Press to change the number format settings using the Number Formats Control.

Flow Table (over loads)

Flow Table gives a possibility to see results in the selected elements or nodes for a few loads at once:

Select the loads, table type (expand/extreme) and result Category.

Select Elements/Nodes using Selection Control.

Expand and Extreme table settings are described in Flow Table part.

Press to change the number format settings using the Number Formats Control.

Summarized Forces (over loads)

Summation table displays summed results for nodal results (displacement/reaction forces) over loads for a single selection.

Select Loads and category (applied/reaction force) and define Selections using Selection ListControl.

Skip loads without extremes - a load that does not contain minimum or maximum value in any direction will not be displayed in the table;

Press to change the number format settings using the Number Formats Control.

Plots

On this step criteria, contour or output vector and histogram plots for loads can be defined.

First select the Job and the Plot Type. The list of loads will be displayed in the table.

Automatically sort tables and plots by result category - sort the tables and plots in the report automatically by category.

If few loads are selected then the common plots will be displayed. Use and to copy/paste plots from one load to others.

To remove plots click . All selected plots will be removed from all selected loads.

In order to preview few plots of selected load press .

Add Criteria Plot

Select Result Category. Only for Load Groups it is possible to select the parameters (Min, Max, Abs, or Delta). A Direction List depends on the Result Category.

Select Views using Views List Control.

In the end define selections using Selection List Control.

All lists support multi-selection. The number of plots = combination of all selected parameters in all lists.

Criteria options

For stress, strains, line-, plane- and GP forces Point of Interest has to be defined.

Read about Criteria plot options.

Contour options

Read about Contour plot options.

Add Output Vector Criteria Plot

Select Views using Views List Control.

Select Output Vectors using Output Vector ID Selector.

Define Selections using Selection List Control.

Add Output Vector Contour Plot

Select Views using Views List Control.

Select Output Vectors using Output Vector ID Selector.

Define Selections using Selection List Control.

Advanced Plots

– add an extreme histogram plot:

Set the parameters and press OK to create the plot.

– add an expand graph plot:

Set the plot parameters and press OK to create the table.

Edit Plots

An easy way to edit plots is to use a context menu for Table. Click the right mouse button over the Table column and corresponding menu will appear.

It is not possible to edit the category for created plots. The view and the selection parameter can be edited for few plots of any type. But Point and Direction Parameter can be modified only for the plots of the same type.

Edit Criteria Options

Edit Contour Options

Edit Direction

Edit View

Edit Selection

Single plot can be edited by clicking on .

To import already existing plot from the selected Job press .

Note: The list of plots of selected Load Type will be displayed (Individual Load, Load Set or Load Group).

Standards

On the Standards tab it is possible to include standard description and create tables and plots for standard checks.

- create a check criteria plot;

- create a check contour plot;

- create a check expand/extreme table;

- create a check component extreme table;

- create a check extreme flow table;

- create a check expand flow table;

- edit an existing table/plot;

- remove the selected tables/ plots.

Custom Check Table

To create a Custom Check table select table type, table structure, parameter or direction (depending on the table structure), loads and selection.

Note: Separate table for each load and each parameter table will be created with the defined selection.

For more details about the check see Custom Check chapter.

Custom Plate Buckling Tables

To create a Plate Buckling table select the table (Expand or Extreme) and the loads to be included.

Show Plates Results - displays results over the plates for each section if turned off, displays results over the sections only, otherwise. Available for the expand table only.

Search type - results of the plate buckling are displayed over the plates. This option helps to display the results for each plate taking the worst result from all elements of the plate.

If Min, Max, Absolute max is selected - the worst result is taken from all parameters of the check;

If Related to Last Parameter is selected - the worst result will be taken only from the last parameter of the check.

Show only when last parameter > value - section will not be included in the table if the last parameter of the check does not match the condition;

The rest results for the plate will be taken only from that one element which contains the worst result by selected Search Type. Available for the expand table only.

Display governing loads info - for load groups displays governing load for the last parameter.

Governing load description type - Short Title (e.g. LS2) or Full Title (LS2..Combination2a_Inside).

All selected sections as one selection - includes one overall table for the selected sections.

Each selected section as separate selection - includes the amount of tables equals to the amount of the selected sections.

Weld Check Tables

Define selections using Selection List Control.

Note: Welds will be found automatically from the selection using weld finder tool during the table creation.

To create a Weld Check Table select the table type (Expand or Extreme), the loads to be included and LG parameter.

Show Weld part Results - displays results over the weld parts for each weld if turned ON, displays results over the welds only, otherwise. Available for the expand table only.

Fatigue Summation Tables

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A Fatigue Table is different from a custom check table because the fatigue check has complex results (part of the parameters are calculated for Load Groups, other for Fatigue Group).

What results will be displayed depends on the Direction/Parameter option.

For the X direction:

For the Delta Stress parameter is calculated only for Load Groups:

The Summed damage is calculated only for the Fatigue Group:

The structure of the expand table is similar except it is shown for each selected element separately.

In the Extreme Flow Table it is possible to compare the results between the Fatigue Groups:

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Joint check table

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Loads should be selected using Multiple Loads Selector;

The table settings are described in Expand table.

All selected connections as one selection - includes one overall plot for the selected connections.

Each selected connection as separate selection - includes the number of plots equal to the amount of the selected connection.

Press OK to create a table. A table will be created for all the selected connections.

Joint check expand flow table:

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Loads should be selected using Multiple Loads Selector.

Display options are described in in Joint Check Expand flow table;

Press OK to create a table. A table will be created for all selected connections.

Number Formats for Checks

To configure number formats for checks press in the left bottom corner:

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If selected parameters have the same category they are displayed in the number format control and can be modified. Otherwise, only a category for the selected parameter can be set.

Custom Check Plots

Loads should be selected using rhe Multiple Loads Selector;

Views should be selected from the View List;

Selections should be defined using the Selection List.

Include labels on plots using Label Plot Control.

Plate Buckling Check Plots

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All selected sections as one selection - includes one overall plot for the selected sections.

Each selected section as separate selection - includes a number of plots equal to the amount of the selected sections.

Views should be selected from the View List;

Loads should be selected using the Multiple Loads Selector.

Values to Plot - can be used use for plotting: element values, min plate, max plate and average plate (the last 3 variants use one value for the full plate).

Weld Check Plots

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Select necessary parameters, directions and define selections using Selection List Control.

Note: Welds will be found automatically during the table creation.

Views should be selected from the View List;

Loads should be selected using the Multiple Loads Selector;

Include labels on plots using Label Plot Control.

Fatigue Summation Plots

The plots for fatigue summation checks are very similar to the plots for custom checks. The only difference is in the load selection. For fatigue group, it is possible to display only summation parameters (e.g. Summed Damage) and for Load Groups parameters that are calculated for every item (e.g. Delta Stress):

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Joint check plot

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All selected connections as one selection - includes one overall plot for the selected connections.

Each selected connection as separate selection - includes the amount of plots equals to the amount of the selected connections.

Views should be selected from the View List.

Loads should be selected using the Multiple Loads Selector.

Report Designer

A Report Designer automates the process of creating a report. While the Report Wizard guides you through the steps of building and running your report, the Report Designer lets you manually design your own reports. You can create reports with the same content using either the Report Wizard or the Report Designer. However, the Report Designer gives you the added ability to:

  • Preview your report before printing;
  • Generate the report document including either all or just certain selected sections;
  • Add new custom sections to the report;
  • Change the order of the sections in the report;
  • Modify the predefined reports that come with SDC Verifier;
  • Quick report building and editing using drag&drop technology.

To launch the Report Designer: select your Report Profile in the Reports node in the Model Tree, the right mouse click Go to Designer. Alternatively, you can click on the Go to Designer on any dialog window of the Report Wizard.

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When you create or modify a report using the Report Designer, a workspace is displayed.

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The workspace of the Report Designer is divided into several panels:

  • The document Preview Panel allows the preview of the report in the design mode;
  • The Toolbox. displays the items you can add to the report structure;
  • The report Structure Panel that shows the designed structure of the report;
  • The Properties Panel allows to define the properties of the report items selected on the report Structure Panel;
  • The Toolbar (is described below).
  • The Message window - displays the actions of the program (results reading etc.).

The panel's layout can be customized using the window docking feature: as you drag a panel across the frame where it can be docked, a guide diamond appears. Whenever the window you are dragging reaches a position where it can be docked, the arrow that points toward the edge where it can be fastened darkens.

Use the Toolbox to add items created in the SDC Verifier project to the report structure. You can select any item (or group of items) from the Toolbox palette, drag and drop it to the necessary position in the Structure Panel. The order of the items in the report structure can be updated using the arrow buttons:

for increasing the level of the item in the document, and to move the item up and down, respectively.

The right mouse click and use the context menu of the items in the Report Structure to Generate and Preview the item in the Preview Panel. Use the Table and the Plots menu to open the window for modifying tables or plots from the whole report.

Add User Chapter allows adding a new section to the report, for example, the Conclusions and the Recommendations sectionŠ± etc.

The titles of the items can be modified in the Properties Panel using the thr Title text field.

The titles of the items can be modified in the Properties Panel using the Title (User) text field. Title (Default) is used when a user title is not set.

You can change the preview settings using the toolbar located on the bottom of the Preview Panel. It also provides search functionality with different search options available.

The buttons located on the Toolbar Section provide the following functionality:

Save Project. Saves the current Report Profile together with a Project file without a necessity to close the designer window.

- Save (Ctrl+S). Saves the Report Profile.

- Save As Saves the Report Profile with a different name.

- Generate Full Report (CTR + ALT + G). Generates all items in the Report Structure.

- Page Margin. Turns the page margins On or Off.

- Export To Word. Opens the designed report in MS Word editor.

- Export To PDF. Opens the designed report in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

- Show/Hide the Report Structure, Preview Panel and Toolbox, respectively.

- Report Settings. Activates the report settings dialog.

- Unit System;

- Legend Settings;

- Number Formats;

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Apply to full structure:

Restore default titles - set all user-defined titles blank. Default titles will be used during report generation.

Arrange items (2 items per page) - automatically sets the break page option on items to have 2 items per page.

Layout - open report layout settings.

- Add Views / Component / Tables / Plots.

Note: It is possible to cancel report generation if it is too long to process - click Stop in the Progress dialog.

Apply To All Menu

This menu contains commands for multiple editing of the existing items. The list of commands is different for the Model Setup and the Job items.

Note: The command will be applied to all child items of the selected item where it is possible.

Model Entities Commands:

View ID... (Ctrl + Alt + V) - change the view for plotting by selecting from the displayed list:

For Properties and Fem Loads chapters, it is possible to apply multiple views using View ID... (Ctrl + W) command. Select necessary views from the list and press OK:

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Break Page Before - starts the item from the new page: Yes or No.

Recursive type sets the break to all child and their child items till the first level.

First item in container - applies the break page only to the first items in the containers (e.g. user chapters or predefined: materials, individual loads, etc.)

Insert Plot - includes the plot of the model entities items (Materials, Properties, Components etc.).

Insert MinMax - inserts the MinMax coordinates for Materials, Properties and Components.

Preview mode - type of preview. Highlight - highlights the part of the model, the rest of model is transparent. Display only selected - shows only selected part of the model.

Include all child items - includes/excludes all subitems.

Selection... (Ctrl + Alt + S) - change selection in all subitems recursively:

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Job Commands:

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Extreme table type - applies the table type to all found extreme tables under the selected item.

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Select results categories to change only for the tables that match category.

Short - displays only values Min, Max, Absolute over directions;

Detailed (results location) - an extended table that shows the results over the directions and the element where the extreme value was found. The load where extreme was found is displayed for the tables that are built on the load groups.

Break Page Before (Only Subitems) type sets break only to items under the selected node.

Items per page - set the break page option to put the necessary amount of items on one page. Fill in the amount and press OK:

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Multiple selections - apply multiple selections using Selection List Control to items that match a requirement (e.g. component extreme table).

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Sum of Forces, Plot Forces - include the table with the sum of forces and the plot for Individual Loads.

Include content - include the explanation for Individual Load/Load Set/Load Group.

Load - change the load in plots/tables.

Include Table Selection Plot - insert picture of a highlighted selection of the table on the job or check selection. This option is supported by custom check and load tables (plate buckling, weld and joint check tables are skipped). It is possible to set Yes, No and Yes Except All Selection options. Last option will be ignored for tables that are built on the full model.

Replace Menu

It is possible to replace Selection/Load/View in Plots and Tables.

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The following example demonstrates how to replace in Plots View "2..Front View" with "4..Front Detail":

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Context menu commands

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- generate current item and all sub-items;

- copy current item with all sub-items;

- paste copied item. Start - at the first position; End - at the last position; At position - select the position to paste;

- remove the current item and all sub-items;

- remove selected sub items.

Restore default title - all user-defined titles will be set to blank and default titles will be used.

Sort option is available for Load type items. It is possible to sort by result category (displacement, stress etc.) or by selection. All tables and plots will be ordered automatically and moved to the chapters if respective option was selected.

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Sort Tables/Plots option is available for the Check type items - sort check content by the selected rule:

  • By Parameter - sort tables and plots starting from the parameter of the first found table or plot;
  • By Load - sort tables and plots starting from the Load of the first found table or plot;
  • By Selection - sort tables and plots starting from the Selection of the first found table or plot;
  • By Section - sort tables and plots starting from the Section of the first found table or plot. Sorting is applied to the plate buckling tables or plots;

Sort Tables/Plots and put in chapters - similar to theprevious command. The difference is that for each sorting type separate chapter is created:

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Content is sorted by loads, selection and parameter.

- add load containers from the selected loads in the project:

Note: when a table or plot is moved under the load container, the load will be automatically changed. This rule is valid for the paste structure command.

- add selection containers defined in the following window:

Note: When a table or plot is moved under the selection container, the selection will be automatically changed. This rule is valid for the paste structure command.

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Enable/Disable sub-Items - include/exclude items from being generated in the report. Possible to include all, exclude all or do a vise versa operation to all sub-items of the current item.

Recursive - include/exclude all sub-items till the last level under the current item.

Copy structure - available for the Load and Check type items. Copy all tables and plots.

Paste structure - available for Load and Check type items. Paste copied tables and plots and paste to current load or check. Order is kept and the load or check is automatically changed to current in all tables and plots.

Multiply structure to... - available for Load, Load container and Selection container type items. Open the window to select loads and/or selections where all the structure under the selected node will be multiplied:

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- add load containers;

- add selection containers;

- remove selected items from the list;

Use and to change the order of selected items;

Note: For each multiplied item of the structure, load or selection will be replaced automatically. Items that are not built on single load (e.g. flow table) or single selection (e.g. components table) will be added with original settings.

New container items will be added to the end of items.

Group selected sub-items - pick the items under the selected node to group them into a single chapter:

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Enter the title of the chapter and press OK to add chapter under selected node:

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Move all sub-items to parent (ungroup) - move all items under the selected item one level higher. The selected item will be removed.

For single material and property item it is possible to preview and modify the number format of the dimensions:

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For materials following window will be displayed:

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For properties, list of values will be filled depending on the property type (beam, plate, rod etc.):

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Property column - displays a list of available material or property dimensions;

Value column - formatted value that will be displayed in the report;

Category column - number format category that is used for the respective dimension;

Press to edit selected category:

Set necessary format and press OK to apply changes.

Warning: Changing the category will lead to changes in global number format settings.

Classification Plots

To add classification plots press Plots in the context menu:

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Select Directions, Views and Selections to create the plots. An amount of plots is the combination of all selected parameters.

Characteristic Plots

To add characteristic plots press Plots in the context menu:

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Select Plot Type, Views and Selections to create plots. Amount of plots is a combination of all selected parameters.

Model quality tools

Model quality tools are the set of tools to check the model on errors.

Element quality - performs elements checks based on the Quality Element Criteria.

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Coincident Nodes - checks if there are nodes which are at the same location in the model.

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Coincident Elements - checks if there are elements with common (3 or more) corners in the model.

Free Edge - checks if there are free edges (the elements are not connected edge to edge) in the model.

It is possible to select few views for all tools.

Post Processing

Peak Finders and Governing loads created previously on the main window are available in the toolbox.

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Drag and drop the Post-Processing it into the report structure:

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Peak Finders

To add new tables execute Add Tables from the Peak Finder context menu:

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Loads should be selected using the Multiple Loads Selector.

Selections should be defined using Selection List.

Views should be selected from the View List.

In the Overall group box, it is possible to control whether the summary plot/table will be included into the report. The Overall - all zones are shown on 1 plot/ in 1 table:

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In the For each zone group box, define if the detailed plot/table should be included for each zone separately. Also, it is possible to include a table on load group items for the peak element. The results for all elements in the zone and the peak element over the load group items are shown in the tables:

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Note: For Individual loads and Load sets, peak element table is skipped.

By default, each zone starts from a new page, but it is possible to show 2 zones per page using the option - Show Two Zone on Page.

By using the Show Only Welds Option, the plot displays only the peak and the welds elements. See the examples above.

Plot Type defines what values should be plotted on the model (elemental or single value on all zone elements).

It is possible to show the label for each zone of the following types: Id, Value or Id and Value. The Id is the default value.

Once the table with respective settings is created, it is possible to copy it on multiple selections or loads:

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For selections - select selections using Selection List. Table for each created selection will be added to the end of the list.

For Loads - select loads using Load Selector. Table for each selected load will be added to the end of the list.

Governing Loads

To edit settings of existing governing load press edit from the Srespective context menu:

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Read about the settings in Governing Load Tool.

The table with data and settings description will be generated.

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Plate buckling structure

For plate buckling checks it is possible to create a full structure automatically. Pick results wizard from the context menu:

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A window to set settings for creating tables and plots will be displayed:

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Pick loads using Load Selector for which tables and plots will be created.

Sort type by loads - create load chapters from the selected loads. Inside each load chapter, chapters for each section of the check with related table and plot will be created.

Sort type by sections - create chapters for each section of the check. Inside each section chapter, chapters for each selected load with related table and plot will be created.

Views - pick views that will be used in plots for different types of sections (Frames, Longitudinals, Decks and Custom).

- define views using View List.

Press OK to create structure.

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Note: All sections that are defined in plate buckling check are used automatically.

Extra Items

Extra Items contains additional items you can create in the report designer. Preface and Model information items are available in the report wizard but the rest are not.

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User chapter - a chapter that can contain any other items.

Text item - inserts a text block in the report.

Model Plot displays the user-defined selection with the defined View.

Beam / bar releases - inserts a beam / bar release plot.

Image - inserts an image from a file.

Image (from Clipboard) - inserts an image item which is linked automatically to the image in the clipboard.

Import document - define the path of an existing Word document that will be inserted in the report after exporting it to Word or PDF:

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Table of Content insert a table of content at any position of the report after the report is exported to Word or PDF.

Report Layout

Report Layout- allows customizing an appearance of the generated content. It contains the following sections:

First page layout:

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The layout is based on the table grid. Each row and column has its own scale factor. This factor determines the portion from the page content height and width that will be calculated for each cell.

Note: The maximum sum of all rows scale factors is 35. The maximum sum of all column scale factors is 10.

Height and width of each cell depending on the page size (A4 or Letter) and margins. The row and column total factor is based on the sum of all rows and columns scale factors.

Row total scale factor = row scale factor (e.g. 1) / sum of all rows scale factors (e.g. 20) = 1/20;

Column total scale factor = column scale factor (e.g. 2) / sum of all columns scale factors (e.g. 15) = 2/15;

Cell Height = (Page full size - Margin Top - Margin Bottom) * Row total scale factor;

Cell Width = (Page full size - Margin Left - Margin Right) * Column total scale factor;

It is possible to customize each cell of the table by setting the type of displayed information. Right click on the respective cell will open a context menu with possible options:

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  • Empty - blank cell;
  • Text - manually defined text;
  • Image - constant image selected from a file (.png, .bmp, .jpeg etc.);
  • Date - current system date;
  • Page number - a number of the current page;
  • Project number, Version, Project Name, Prepared By and Customer values are taken dynamically from each report First Page Settings;
  • Custom Field - value of the selected field. Custom field values are stored in the project file and can be different from project to project. Field names and descriptions are stored in settings and can be used between the projects;
  • First Page Image - a picture is taken from the view or from the file in the First Page Settings.

Table Dimensions:

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Rows and columns amount defines table grid dimensions. Press Apply to set table grid.

Note: If rows or columns amount in the current grid is bigger than defined, rows and columns that do not fit the dimensions will be removed.

Add or remove selected Row/Column by pressing and buttons.

Rows and Columns dimensions:

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Set scale factors to the selected rows or columns. Press Apply to change the factors.

Apply to selected cells:

Click on a cell to select it and click on the next cells with Ctrl pressed to add them to selection.

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Style - Text style defined in Fonts/Margins section.

Justification - defines the position of the text (center, left, right). The default value will take justification from the applied style;

Borders - modify borders in the current cells immediately.

All/None buttons apply full or empty borders;

Inner - apply borders on the sides where the cell has no adjacent selected cells;

Outer - apply borders on sides where the cell has adjacent selected cells;

Merge cells - merge selected cells;

Split cells - split cells;

Restore default - reset all settings and fill the default table grid.

First Page Header/First Page Footer/Header/Footer:

Headers and footers are located at the top and bottom parts of the page. They will be displayed after a report is exported to Word or PDF.

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Header and footer layout based on the table grid as well as the First Page Layout section.

Fonts/Margins

Fonts and margins section allows to modify a standard text styles settings and customizes own styles, modify table borders and colors, set page size and margins. Restore default settings for each block is available.

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Table Settings:

Table settings are used in all result tables, model entities info tables and standard's items (classifications, checks etc.)

Border Style - Default borders (defined by SDC Verifier) or full border (the border between all rows and borders).

Border Color - color of all borders and table headers in all description, info and result tables.

Press to pick the necessary color:

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Highlight even rows with gray - each second row of the table will be filled with a gray background color;

Highlight min/max values with colors - available only for result tables created for jobs. Min/max values will be highlighted among each column of the table.

Note: Min/Max colors will be displayed instead of gray if the option is turned ON.

Example of the table:

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Page Settings:

Page settings define the size of the generated content.

Page size - A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) or Letter (21.59 x 29.74 cm).

Header/Footer height - the height of header/footer in cm.

Margins defined direction (top, bottom, left or right).

Note: The maximum size of all margins is 9. The minimum size for the bottom margin is footer height + 0.5cm. The minimum size for top margin is header height + 0.5cm.

Styles:

The style contains a name, font settings and justification. Standard styles are used by default. Custom styles can be applied to the first page and header/footer settings.

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Select justification (left, right or center) from the drop-down list. Value is used as default.

Note: In the first page and header/footer settings this value is used only when the Default justification is applied to the blocks that uses current style.

To change the font press on the font name (e.g. Arial, 10) button:

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Custom Fields:

Custom fields are user-defined text and can be used in the first page or header/footer settings.

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Names and descriptions of the custom fields are stored in the settings. They can be used between the projects.

Values that will be displayed are stored to the project and are common for all reports. For each new project, values have to be defined manually.

It is possible to Export full layout to the file and Import from a file. Different layouts may be used for a different project. Restore Default will reset all settings to default for the full layout.

Press OK to apply layout.

Note: Change of a report layout in one project will lead to changing layout in others.