Report Generator Dialog Box

Displays the results of the report generation. The dialog box options that are available depend on which report you are creating.

 Command entry:  AEPANELREPORT


Displays the selected items at the top of each section in the report.


Displays the header information inside the report. Select to add the time/date, a title line, project lines, or column labels.

First Section Only

Displays the selected header item at the top of the first section only. The header information is no longer displayed at the top of each section.


Controls how the report breaks across multiple pages. Only one check box can be selected at a time. Specify whether to add page breaks or special breaks to the report.

Add page breaks

Breaks the report at the 58th line.

Special breaks

Specifies the value that controls the section break. You can break the report into sections based on the special break selected from the list. The list displays the report-specific content to apply to the special break. For example, selecting Wire Layer displays the wire label records in different sections based on the wire layer data.

Add special break values to header

Adds the special break value to the header. For example, if you select a special break of Installation/Location, the values provided for these devices in the schematic are displayed in the report section header.

Suppress subcatalog entries

(for Component Report only) The component report displays all components and their related catalog numbers. A component can have one or many catalog numbers associated to it based upon whether or it is set up with subcatalog numbers or if you choose to assign multiple BOM items to the component. This removes the extra catalog numbers from the report and displays only the primary catalog number from the Insert/Edit Component dialog box.

Pin chart

(for Connector Plug Report only)

The Connector Plug report displays the wiring information associated to a pin symbol in the form of a chart based upon a similar Component tag. Selecting "On" displays another dialog box to set up the chart and yields just the specified information into the report generator for printing, saving to a file, or placing in a table on the drawing.

Tag Name

Displays all component tag names in the report.

Remove duplicated pin numbers

Eliminates any duplicate pin numbers for the selected plug from the report.

Left Side / Right Side

Displays the wiring information from the left or right side of the pin symbols. This displays what is connected to the pin and the wiring information.

Fill In Missing Pin Numbers

Identifies additional pin numbering not defined in the schematic for spare pin connections. For example, the connector may have used four out of nine pins in the schematic and those are the connections that are being reported. You can then display the five spare pin connections by selecting this check box and identifying the first pin number as 1 and the last as 9. Label for spares displays a text string under the wire number column in the report.

Internal/external codes left/right

(for Terminal Plan Report only) Allows the Terminal Plan report to take advantage of terminals that have the optional "I" (Internal) and "E" (external) codes on the wire connection. With this check box selected, you can select from the radio buttons below it to sort within an entry. You can show all of the Internal or External connections on the left or on the right of the wire connection.


Specifies whether to reduce the width of the report. Select 1 for maximum squeezing and 3 for minimum squeezing.

Add blanks between entries

Adds a blank line between report entries.

Insert as Terminal Strip

(for Panel Terminal Strip Report only) Opens the Panel Terminal Strip Graphical Report - Parameters dialog box for defining a graphical representation of the terminal strip to place on the active drawing file.

Plug/Male side - Jack/Female side - Show All

(for Connector Details Report only) These three radio buttons work with the Type attribute value of either P or J for Plug (male) or Jack (female). When the pin symbol is created you can define a Type attribute that defines these characteristics. Then when reporting you can select Plug or Jack to filter the overall report (or you can choose to show all).


Sorts the report. You can specify four sorts to perform on the list.

User Post

Sets up options for running a post-process report before saving the report to a file or inserting as a table onto your drawing. AutoCAD Electrical supports calling a LISP file that can be customized to meet any post-processing needs for a report. Each LISP file also has an associated dialog definition .dcl file with the same name. When you click User Post, the dialog box displays the available options. Select an option and the lisp routine runs a function against the data and returns to the Report Generator Window.

The LISP routine can be modified to meet your needs. Use these tables to determine the name of the .lsp and .dcl files for a report.

Note: Example User Post files are not supplied for all reports.
Schematic Report User post file name for .lsp and .dcl

Bill of Materials - Normal Tallied Format


Bill of Materials - Normal Tallied Format (Group by Installation/Location)


Bill of Materials - Display in Tallied Purchase List Format


Bill of Materials - Display in “By Tag” Format


Missing Bill of Material




Wire From/To


Component Wire List


Connector Plug


PLC I/O Address and Descriptions


PLC I/O Component Connection


PLC Modules Used So Far


Terminal Numbers


Terminal Plan


Connector Summary


Connector Detail


Cable Summary


Cable From/To


Wire Label


Panel Report User post file name for .lsp and .dcl

Bill of Materials - Normal Tallied Format


Bill of Materials - Normal Tallied Format (Group by Installation/Location)


Bill of Materials - Display in Tallied Purchase List Format


Bill of Materials - Display in “By Tag” Format






Wire Connection


Component Exception


Terminal Exception


Wire Annotation Exception


Missing Level/Sequence Assignments


Display Setup

(for Wire Label report only) Sets up options for label quantity, horizontal or vertical arrangement of data, display selection of wire labels and cable labels, and total number of columns for displaying the report.

Display Wire Label

Displays the wire label for all wires in the specified format.

Display Cable Label

Displays the cable labels in the specified format.

Label Arrangement

Arranges the wire label horizontally or vertically across the columns.

Label Quantity per Connection

Specifies the quantity of wire labels or cable labels. Wire labels are generated for every wire connection while cable labels are generated once for every cable.

Number of Columns to Display

Arranges the wire labels in the specified number of columns.

Change Report Format

Changes what data fields are reported and the order in which they appear.

(for Wire Label report only) There are two categories that you can change the report format for: wire label or cable label. Once you modify the report format, you can save it for future use. The wire and cable label formats are stored in the same file.


Surfs to the offending symbols. This is generally used for the Missing Level/Sequence Assignments and Wire Annotation Exception reports.

Edit Mode/Edit Wire Label/Edit Cable Label

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

Put on Drawing

(Not applicable for Wire Label reports) Opens the Table Generation Setup dialog box for specifying how to display your report as a table on your drawing.

Note: Tables should be placed on drawings that are part of the active project only.

Once wire label reports are placed on the drawing in table format they are not editable using the Edit Component tool. You must use the AutoCAD table edit command to edit the table.

Save to File

Saves 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.

Note: Depending on the file type, you may have the ability to include the project's LINEx values. These are the values in the 24 description lines entered for the project.


Prints the report. Select the printer, print range, and number of copies.