To Work With Reports in AutoCAD Electrical

How to generate schematic and panel reports, change the report format, save a report to a file, and place a report on a drawing.

Generate Schematic Report

  1. Click Reports tabSchematic panelReports. Find
  2. Select which schematic report to generate from the report list.
  3. Select to process the project, current drawing, or selected components.
  4. Specify any report options (if applicable).
  5. Select installation or location codes to extract (if applicable).
  6. Indicate whether to update the project database or the wire connection table with out-of-date drawings.
  7. Click OK.
  8. In the Report Generator Window, sort, format, or edit the data before sending the information to the printer, file, or the active drawing file.
  9. Once all modifications have been made to the report, save the report, place the report on the drawing as a table, or print the report.

Generate Panel Report

  1. Click Reports tabPanel panelReports. Find
  2. Select which panel report to generate from the report list.
  3. Select to process the project, active drawing, or selected components.
  4. Select installation or location codes to extract (if applicable).
  5. Specify to extract any installation or location codes (if applicable).
  6. Indicate whether to update the project database with out-of-date drawings.
  7. Click OK.
  8. In the Report Generator Window, sort, format, or edit the data before sending the information to the printer, file, or the active drawing file.
  9. Once all modifications have been made to the report, save the report, place the report on the drawing as a table, or print the report.

Change the Report Format

Change what data fields are reported and the order in which they appear. You can change the justification of any column and the column label.

  1. Generate a report.
  2. In the Report Generator dialog box, select Change Report Format.
  3. Add the fields to report from the Available Fields column.
  4. Reposition the fields using the Move Up and Move Down buttons.
  5. Change the name and justification of the highlighted field.
  6. Select specific fields to define in the Description field. If a field is listed in the Field to Report list, it is not included in the Lines for Description list.
  7. Click OK to save the changed format to the default file name or Click OK+SaveAs to save to a different file name.
  8. Click Close on the Report Generator dialog box.

Save the Report to a File

Select the type of output file from the Save Report to File dialog box. You can define multiple file outputs. Choose from: ASCII report, Comma Delimited, Excel spreadsheet, Access database, and XML format.

  1. Generate a report.
  2. In the Report Generator dialog box, select Save to File.
  3. In the Save Report to File dialog box, select the desired file format.
  4. Select whether to include the project LINEx values and if the values should be on the first section only. Click OK.
  5. Enter a file name and define the path to save this file or accept the default file name and location and click Save.
  6. Once a report is saved, the Optional Script File dialog box is displayed for you to generate the report to a script file, to create a link to post-processing data or automatically passing it to another application. Click Close - No Script without creating a script file.
  7. Click Close on the Report Generator dialog box.

Insert a Report as a Table

Use the Table Generation Setup dialog box to specify how to display your report as a table on your drawing.

  1. Generate a report.
  2. In the Report Generator dialog box, select Put on Drawing.
  3. In the Table Generation Setup dialog box, select a table style, define the type of table, table location, and other options to match your company standards.
  4. Click OK and place the report on the drawing(s).
  5. Click Close.

Edit a Report

Modify the report before you insert it to your drawing or save it to a file. You can move data up or down in the report, add lines from a catalog, and delete lines.

  1. Generate a report.
  2. In the Report Generator dialog box, select Edit Mode.
  3. In the Edit Report dialog box select a row within the report.
  4. Click Edit to change individual values in that row.
  5. Select a row or group of rows within the report.
    • Click Delete to remove the selected rows.
    • Click Move Up or Move Down to change the order of the selected row.
  6. Use the available Add buttons to add additional rows with data to the report. Option differ depending on report type.
  7. Click OK-Return to Report.

Post-Process a Report

Further customize the report data with a custom lisp function. When you select a function, the LISP routine processes the data and returns to the Report Generator Window.

  1. Generate a report.
  2. In the Report Generator dialog box, select User Post.
  3. Select from the available post-processing options.
    Note: A few sample custom post-processing options are supplied, otherwise these are user created.
  4. Click Close.