Create a .pdf report template

Tekla Structures
2021
Tekla Structures

Create a .pdf report template

You can create graphical templates to be used for .pdf reports.

  1. On the File menu, select Editors > Template editor.
  2. Select File > New > Graphical template.
  3. Click Edit > Properties.
  4. In Template page properties dialog box, set the page size to match the target page size (for example A4):

    The size must match a size defined in the PaperSizesForDrawings.dat configuration file.

  5. Add new rows and value fields to get the required data from your Tekla Structures database. For more information about adding new rows and value fields, see Create a template.
  6. Click File > Save as, and save the report with the filename extension .pdf.rpt.
  7. Copy the new template to your template folder, such as model or your company settings folder (XS_FIRM).

    Now you can create a .pdf report using the new .pdf report template. For more information about creating a report, see Create a report.

Example .pdf report

In this report example, the following page size is used:

Below is an example of a report that has been created using this particular report template. To open the report in a browser, click here.

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