In addition to the ReportSetupConfigurecapability to customize the report (see the previous page for details), the Options Reporting tab will allow you to set some defaults for the following items in the report.
Use the Custom Logo Preferences section to specify whether to use a custom logo or not. The custom logo appears at the beginning of the HTML report. If the Use Custom Logo check box is activated, you can browse for the file to use. If the check box is not activated, the default logo will be displayed at the beginning of the report.
Use the Custom Watermark Preferences section to specify whether to use a custom watermark or not. The custom watermark appears as a static background image in the HTML report. If the Use Custom Watermark check box is activated, you can browse for the file to use.
The default alignment and size of images added to the report can be defined using the Modify Image Defaults button. Any default options can be overwritten for specific images in the Configure Report.
The Left, Center, and Right alignment options will align the images at the respective positions in the report.
The size of the image can either be specified either with Use Scale in percentage or Use Size in units of length. (The final size of the image will be slightly different since a whole number of pixels must be used.) If the Maintain Aspect Ratio box is activated, then the width and height of each image added to the report will be scaled to keep the same width-to-height ratio. When specifying the size with the Maintain Aspect Ratio activated, you can specify the width or the height of the image; the other dimension will be scaled.
Although the message sections of the report (Analysis Parameters, Parts, Element, Material, Loads, Constraints, and so on) cannot be customized through the Action: Configure Report command, they can be customized by using an alternate Cascading Style Sheet (css). The alternate css file can be defined using Options Reporting. If the Use Custom Style Sheet check box is activated, a css file can be selected or defined by pressing the Select Directory/Filename button. This css file can be modified by pressing the Modify Cascading Style Sheet Information button. A dialog will appear with 12 buttons. Each button will access a dialog where the font, background and other applicable parameters can be defined for that particular section of the report. The dialog will have two radio buttons at the top. If the Use Autodesk Simulation Standard Style radio button is selected, the ALG_RPT.css file will be used for that section. If the Define Custom Style radio button is selected, the settings in the dialog will be used. The Custom Style settings section will show a preview of the new css file for that section.
Once a custom style sheet is created, it will be used for the report instead of the standard style sheet if the ReportSetup Use Custom CSS File check box is activated on the menu in the Report environment. Use ReportSetupRefresh to update the report after toggling the Use Custom CSS File.
After a report template has been saved (see the previous pagefor details), one of the report templates can be chosen as the default. The default template is used for any new report that is created. To use an existing template for all new reports,