Preparing a Report

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Preparing a Report

 

After you have defined a physical model with materials and boundary conditions and the calculation is complete, you can generate a report based on the analysis. You can switch to the report page by clicking on the appropriate tab just below the work area:

All reports are based on a template, in which the general appearance of the reports can be determined based on standardized report pages. The creation of such templates are explained in tutorial 6.

There are two types of report pages: 1. Master Reports; 2. normal pages:

On the Master pages you can insert objects that should appear on all normal pages.

On the normal Report pages (Report 1, Report 2, ...) you generate specific analyses.

With the Result Object tool () you can create individual result objects. You can display various object properties once you have selected them with the Select, Move, Scale tool ():

Isotherms

Temperature fields

Stream Lines

Heat flux fields

Uf-value, if the object is a window frame according to EN ISO 10077-2

Usb-value, if the object is a roller shutter box according to EN ISO 10077-2

U joint value according to prEN ISO 12631

Legends of the materials and boundary conditions used in the model

Materials and boundary conditions used in the model

Graphical objects

The visible view of the result object can be adjusted with the Crop tool ()  in order to display, for example, only the critical domain.

The choice of the visible object properties can be done using the Properties Flyout, the context menu (right click), the Results menu or with the Results Object properties dialog window, which can be activated by double clicking on the result object.

Aside from the object properties, you can calculate and display different results with the results tools:

Temperature tool

Min./Max. Temperature tool

Heat Flux tool

Heat Flow tool

U-Value tool (Parallel Layers, Equivalent U-Value, Frame Uf-Value, UTJ Joint, Roller Shutter Box U-Value)

 Psi-Value tool (1 Component, 2 Components, 3 Components, Edge/Spacer)

You can activate the results tools from the Toolbox flyout or through the Results menu.

To display additional information, and to prepare and arrange reports, the following tools are at your disposal:

Dimension tool

Information tool

Line tool

Polyline tool

Rectangle tool

Ellipse tool

Text tool

Activating the arrangement tools can either be done from the Toolbox flyout or via the Insert menu. With the menu command Insert.Picture... you can insert pictures into the report. With the menu command Insert.Field... you can insert fields for page numbers, current saved date, etc., which will be automatically refreshed. With the menu command Insert.Object, you can insert text and spreadsheet objects.

The properties of the tools can be defined in the options dialog window (cf. Tools.Options... or category Application>Tools). The properties of the generated results (i.e. local temperatures) can be determined in the Properties flyout and the graphic properties in the Styles dialog window. The result styles can be found in the Styles flyout.

After finishing a report, you can either print the report or display it as a preview before printing. You can find those commands under the File menu.