Customize the Report Settings and Create a Report

Configure the settings and create a structural analysis report. You can save the settings so they can be used for quick reports.

First, run a structural analysis.
  1. On the Structures ribbon, select Report Settings.

    The Report Settings dialog box is displayed.
  2. On the General tab:

    1. Choose a Settings File:
      • Defaults: By default, the report includes the following:
        • the report title (the model name)
        • the description (left blank)
        • an image of the model in the current view
        • an image of the model in the ISO view
        • the first load case
        • the first result type
      • Click the file icon to Import a Settings File.
        Tip: To save a settings file:
        1. Select the Report Settings tool.
        2. Configure the settings as desired.
        3. Click the Save Settings button.
        4. Browse to the desired folder.
        5. Enter the file name.
        6. Click Save.
        To use a saved report settings file:
        1. Click the Restore button.
        2. Select the desired settings file.
    2. Enter the Title and Description.
      The report title appears on the first slide (front cover), while the report description appears on the second slide first page).
  3. Choose a format to Export As:
    • PPT
    • PDF
  4. On the Views tab:

    1. Select which views you want images of your models to be displayed in the report.
      • Standard Views: Select a standard view for displaying the model on the front cover of the report.
      • Saved Views: You can save scenes in a .stmod file using the View tool and use these for capturing hotspot views of the model for specific load cases.
  5. On the Results tab:

    1. Select the Load Cases to include in the report.
    2. Select the Result Types to include in the report.
  6. To restore the default or custom settings, click Restore and select the desired choice. By default, the report title is the model name; the description is left blank; and an image of the model in ISO view, the first load case, and the first result type are included in the report.
  7. Optional: To save the current settings, which will be used for quick reports, click Save Settings.
  8. Click Create.
  9. Browse to the location where you want to save the file. The default location is C:\Documents\Altair\reports.
  10. Enter the file name.
  11. Optional: Choose a file format:
    • PPTX
    • PDF
  12. Click Save.