STAAD.Pro Help

D. (code) Report Setup dialog

Used to control the contents and look of your reports. The Report Setup command is sensitive to the current mode and to the current design code if in Design mode. That is, the menu item will display text

Opens when:

  • File > (code) Report Setup is selected, or
  • the Report Setup tool is selected

Items tab

SettingDescription
Groups Select the previously defined Design Group for which you want to generate a report.
Available list

The Available list shows the tables and pictures that can be included in the report. 

Tip: More than one item can be selected at once by holding down the CTRL key while selecting.  A range of items can be selected by click and dragging up or down the list or clicking on the first item and clicking on the last whilst holding down the SHIFT key.
Selected list

Results, tables, and pictures in this list will be included in the report, in the order in which they appear.

Tool icon Description
> Adds the load case(s) selected in the Available list to the Selected list.
>> Adds all load cases from the Available list to the Selected list.
< Removes the selected load case(s) from the Selected list.
<< Removes all load case(s) from the Selected list.

The up and down arrows beside the Selected list can be used to re-order items in the report.

Detailed Results tab

SettingDescription
Available The Available list shows the detailed items that can be included in the report if the ‘Design Detail’ item is included in the Items list (see above).
Selected The Selected list shows the detailed items that will be included in the report if the ‘Design Detail’ item is included in the Items list (see above).

Members tab

SettingDescription
Available The Available list shows the members that can be included in the report.
Selected The Selected list shows the members that will be included in the report.

Member Loadcases tab

Not available for all codes.

SettingDescription
Available list Contains all primary load cases and load combinations in the STAAD.Pro input file.
Selected list

Load cases and combinations the results of which will be used for the column design when this brief is used in a Design Group.

Tool icon Description
> Adds the load case(s) selected in the Available list to the Selected list.
>> Adds all load cases from the Available list to the Selected list.
< Removes the selected load case(s) from the Selected list.
<< Removes all load case(s) from the Selected list.
Note: By default, all load cases or combinations are selected.

Design Briefs tab

SettingDescription
Available The Available list shows the detailed items that can be included in the report if the ‘Other Brief’s Details’ item is included in the Items list (see above).
Selected The Selected list shows the detailed items that will be included in the report if the ‘Other Brief’s Details’ item is included in the Items list (see above).

Picture Album tab

Shows the pictures that have been captured for inclusion in the report.  It also allows the captions for these pictures to be edited.

SettingDescription
Name Select the picture to view using the drop-down list.
Caption Edit the caption for the picture in this edit box.  The caption appears printed below the picture in the report.
Delete Removes the picture from the picture album.
Full Page Select this option to set the current picture to take a full page in the printout if it is an included item.

Options tab

Sets options for how the printed pages of the report appear.

SettingDescription
Header Select this option to include a header on the report.  Note that  the header contains the Sheet Numbering, company Name and Logo, and much of the Job Info.
Page Outline Select this option to add an outline to each page of the report.
Footer Select this option to include a footer on the report.  Note that the print run information, that is page numbers, time and date, is included on the footer.
Prefix Sheet numbers are printed at the top right of each page.  Edit the prefix for sheet numbers here.  The prefix is printed one space in front of the sheet number.
No. Pages From Give a number from which to start the sheet numbering. 
Suffix Edit the suffix for the sheet numbers at the top right of the page.  Leave this text box empty if a suffix is not needed.
Reverse Page Order Some printers do not turn over the pages that they have printed.  This results in a printed report coming out back to front.  If your printer does this, then select the Reverse Page Order option and QSE Space will print the last page first!
Grid Select this option to draw the grid lines in the data tables of the report.  Leaving the grid lines off increases printing speed on some printers.
Start each table on a new page Select this option to start each new data table on a new report page.  This option is useful for reports on very large structures, but it wastes paper on small structures where the tables are short.
Table Heading Click on the Font… button to show the Font dialog for the table headings in the report.  Choose a new font using the dialog and click the OK button to return to the Report Setup dialog.
Table Text Click on the Font… button to show the Font dialog for the table text in the report.  Choose a new font using the dialog and click the OK button to return to the Report Setup dialog.

Name and Logo tab

Configures the company name and logo area of the report page.  This is situated in the box between the Bentley Systems logo (top left) and the Job No. box.

SettingDescription
Preview Shows a preview of how the company name and logo appear. The company name is edited directly by typing in the preview.
File … Click on the File button to insert a Windows Metafile graphic file into the company logo area.
Paste Click to paste a bitmap or Windows Metafile image from the clipboard into the company logo area of the report header.  If the button is inactive, the clipboard does not contain graphical data.
Position Adjust the position of the graphic using these options. If the graphic is placed in the center, then the company name does not appear.
Font… Opens a Font dialog, which is used to change the font and size of the text used for the company name. The text itself is edited directly in the Preview area.
Alignment Adjust the alignment of the company name using these options.  The company name is aligned within the space left after the company logo (if any) is drawn.  Note that if the logo is placed in the center then the company name does not appear (although it is not deleted).

Load/Save tab

Used to save a report setup which can be recalled at a later date.  The arrangement of Items, Members and Design Briefs with the sort options are saved.

When a picture is deleted, it is removed from all reports.

A Saved Report Setup can be deleted.