Table Generation Setup Dialog Box

This displays your report as a table on your drawing.

Once you select OK from the Table Generation Setup dialog box, your cursor will look like a box with a small "x" in the corner. The box is the size the table will be when generated. This allows easy placement of the table on your active drawing file. To use object snap mode, enter an "S" at the command line and AutoCAD Electrical will flip to a normal AutoCAD pick mode so you can use an object snap.

Table

The available options depend on whether a matching table exists when you click the Put on Drawing button. If there isn't a matching table, the Insert New and Insert New (non-updatable) options are available. If a matching table exists, the Insert New (non-updatable) and Update Existing options are available.

An existing table is considered a match to the report you are currently running if it meets all of the following conditions:

Insert New

Inserts a new updatable table.

Insert New (non-updatable)

Inserts a table with no intelligence.

Update Existing

Updates existing tables. If existing tables do not exist, new updatable tables are inserted.

Table Style

Select a table style from a list of available table styles. If the style you want to use exists on another drawing, browse to the drawing and then select from the updated list of available table styles. The table style controls the text properties, cell margins, borders, and more.

Column Labels

Include Column Labels

Uses the column headings as the first row of the table.

Show Labels on First Section Only

Indicates to only show the column labels on the first section of the table, if multiple sections are used. If not selected, the labels will be shown on all table sections.

Title

Include time/date

Includes the report's time and date in the table title.

Include project info

Includes the project description lines in the table title. You select which lines will display in the project description dialog box.

Include title line

Includes the title text in the table title. When the checkbox is active, you may modify the report title text.

Include special break values

Specifies to include special break values for the title line of each section. Special break values appear on each table section regardless if the Show Title on First Section Only checkbox is selected.

Show Title on First Section Only

Indicates to only show the title on the first section of the table, if multiple sections are used. If not selected, the labels will be shown on all table sections.

Layer

Specifies which layer to place the table on.

Column Width

Specifies the method to use for calculating the width of the columns. You can either have AutoCAD Electrical automatically calculate the column width based on text values for each field or you can define a width for each column. The text will word wrap if the column width is less than the overall length of the text string.

First New Section Placement

Specifies where to place the table in the drawing. You can enter x and y values or pick a point on the screen. The table inserts at the specified coordinates once you click OK. If the values are blank, you are prompted for the insertion point after you click OK.

Row Definition

Start Line/End

The starting and ending lines reflect the total number of rows displayed in the Report Generator dialog box. These values default to previously used values on subsequent runs of the report.

Apply Special Breaks

Breaks the table sections based upon the selected break criteria. For example, if you select Manufacturer as the Special Break and there are 15 different manufacturers in the report, your report is broken into 15 sections.

Rows for Each Section/Rows

Specifies the maximum number of rows for the table or section, determining when to start a new table section.

Force to Maximum Rows

Directs AutoCAD Electrical to add blank lines at the end of a table section if necessary until the number of rows equals the Rows setting. Individual records are not split into two separate sections.

Section Definition

Sections on Drawing

Specifies the maximum number of table sections placed on each drawing. A blank value indicates an unlimited number of sections on one drawing.

X-Distance

Specifies the X-distance from the end of one table section to the beginning of the next. The sections are on the same drawing.

Y-Distance

Specifies the Y-distance from the end of one table section to the beginning of the next. The sections are on the same drawing.

Note: If the Sections on Drawing value is set to 1, the X-Distance and Y-Distance options are disabled.