Create a report

Tekla Structures
2024
Tekla Structures

Create a report

You can include in a report information related to an entire model or only the selected model objects. Tekla Structures automatically selects the related assemblies and other objects. You can also create a report of several drawings that include the desired model objects. Furthermore, you can produce a list of assemblies, or a report of the parts included in the assemblies. If the report template has a nested assembly structure, Tekla Structures displays the assembly hierarchy in the report when you view or print it.

You can create reports in several formats, such as .xsr, .html, .csv, and PDF. You can have Tekla Structures open all .html reports in a web browser. By default, all reports are displayed in a new dialog box within the Tekla Structures window.

Create a report of entire model or selected objects

  1. Open the model.
  2. If needed, number the model.

    You can create reports without numbering the model. This is useful when you need to produce draft reports from large multi-user models. Tekla Structures still warns you if numbering is not up to date.

  3. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Reports.
  4. Define the viewing settings on the Options tab, or load the settings that contain the desired viewing settings.
    You can select whether to view the report in a dialog box or in an associated viewer, and also whether to show the report after creation or not.

    We recommend that you set the viewing options to the ones that you use the most often and save the settings in the stardard settings file by clicking the Save button at the top. You can also save the settings to another file by using Save as.

  5. Select a report template from the Report templates list.
    When you select a template, you can see the name of the template and the template format in the Report file box.

    For information about where the report templates that are shown in the list are searched from, see Folder search order.

    For more information about report templates and template creation, see Templates, Create a template, Create a .html report template, and Create a PDF report template.

  6. Under Titles in reports, enter the desired report titles.
  7. In the Name box, you can change the report file name and browse to the folder where you want to save the report.
    By default, reports are saved in the \Reports folder under the model folder.
  8. Unless you want to create a report of the entire model, select the objects you want to include in the report using appropriate selection switches and filters.
  9. Do one of the following:
    • To run a report on the entire model, click Create from all.
    • To run a report on the selected model objects, click Create from selected.
Tekla Structures creates the report according the settings you defined, and shows the report if you have selected to show it. By default, the report is saved in the \Reports folder under the model folder.

Create a report of selected drawings

  1. Create drawings of the model objects you want to include in the report.
  2. Open the model.
  3. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Document manager.
  4. In Document manager, select the drawings you want to include in the report.
    Tip:

    To select multiple drawings, hold down Ctrl and then click the drawings you want to select.

  5. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Reports.
  6. Select a drawing report template from the list.

    For example, select Drawing_List or Drawing_Revision_History.

  7. Under Titles in reports, enter the desired report titles.
  8. In the Name box, you can change the report file name and browse to the folder where you want to save the report.
    By default, reports are saved in the \Reports folder under the model folder.
  9. Go to the Options tab and set the viewing options.
    You can select whether to view the report in a dialog box or in a viewer, and also whether to show the report immediately after creation or not.
  10. Click Create from selected.

    Tekla Structures selects the drawings and includes their information in the report, creates the report according the settings you defined, and shows the report if you have selected to show it.

Create a report of nested assemblies

  1. Open the model.
  2. Select the assemblies you want to include in the report.
  3. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Reports.
  4. Select an assembly report template from the list.

    The following reports can be found in the default environment.

    • Assembly_List: Creates a list of the assemblies
    • Assembly_Part_List: Creates a report of the parts included in the assemblies
  5. Under Titles in reports, enter the desired report titles.
  6. In the Name box, you can change the report file name and browse to the folder where you want to save the report.
    By default, reports are saved in the \Reports folder under the model folder.
  7. Go to the Options tab and set the viewing options.
    You can select whether to view the report in a dialog box or in an associated viewer, and also whether to show the report or not.
  8. Click Create from selected.
Tekla Structures creates the report according the settings you defined and shows the report if you have selected to show it.

Report settings

Setting

Description

Report templates Lists all the available report templates.

Titles in reports

Optional report titles.

You can enter up to three report titles. All titles are not used in every standard report. Title1, for example, is used to show phase information in the Assembly_list report.

Browse

Use to change the folder where the report will be stored. By default, reports are stored in the \Reports folder under the current model folder.

Show Shows the selected report.
Print Prints the selected report.
Create from all Creates a report from all objects in the model using the selected template.
Create from selected Creates a report from the objects you have selected using the selected template.

Options: Show report

Defines how Tekla Structures displays reports.

On dialog displays the report in a new window.

With associated viewer displays the report in the associated program. For example, you can have Tekla Structures open all HTML reports in a web browser.

Options: Show created report

Defines whether or not the report is automatically shown on the screen after it has been created.

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