STAAD.Pro Help

Report Setup dialog

Used to specify the contents of the customized report

Opens when the Reports page is selected in the Postprocessing workflow.

Items tab

The Items tab is used for specifying the items to be included in the report.

SettingDescription
Report Item Categories

Select a report item category from the drop-down list. Items in this category are displayed in the Available list below.

Available list

Displays items that may be included in the report. The Available list is divided into six categories: Input, Output, Pictures, Reports, STAAD.etc Output, Steel Design Output and Advanced Query Reports.  Input lists all input related data that may be included in a report. Output lists all output related data that may be included in a report.  Pictures lists all the pictures included in the Picture Album.  Reports lists all reports that have been previously created and saved.  Thus, reports may contain sub-reports.  STAAD.etc Output - if a component design such as Base Plate design, Footing design, or a Moment Connection design, using the interface with the STAAD.etc program is carried out - see Section 2.3.8 of this manual - the results of that design can be included in the final report by selecting this item. Steel Design Output - if members are designed through the Interactive Design | Steel Design, then the design output for the members are listed in this category and can be included in the final report. Advanced Query Reports are customized reports created using the facility Tools | SQL Query | Advanced Query.

Selected list

Displays items that have been selected for the report. The Report Detail Increments edit box is used to specify the number of segments into which a member would be broken up for printing section forces. Buttons to transfer selected items from the Available to the Selected list (> and >> ) and vice versa (<  and << ) are included.  Also, note that there are up and down arrows to the right of the Selected list.  These buttons are used for arranging the order of the items in the report. 

There are a few methods for moving items from the Available list to the Selected list.  Select the type of items you wish to choose from, Input, Output, Pictures or Reports.  Note that these items may be mixed and matched.  They are categorized to make locating items easier.  Clicking on the right-pointing double arrow button (>>) moves all items in the Available list to the Selected list.  To move only selected items, select the items. To select multiple items, hold down the Control key while selecting items. Transfer the selected items to the Selected list by clicking on the right-pointing single arrow button (>).  Double clicking on an item in the Available list will move it to the Selected list. 

When this dialog box opens, a default item, Job Information appears in the Selected list. You may remove one or more items from the Selected list by clicking on the < or << arrow buttons.

Items in the Selected list can be rearranged in any desired order.  To rearrange items, select the item to be moved up or down in the list and then use the up or down arrow to the right of the Selected list.

Report Details Increments

 

Load Cases tab

Used specify which load case for which results are to be included in the report. 

The results can be grouped by node and beam numbers or by load case.  Specify the method of Grouping using the radio buttons.  Load cases are moved to and from the Available and Selected lists as described before under the Items tab.

SettingDescription
Available list

Displays items that may be included in the report. The Available list is divided into six categories: Input, Output, Pictures, Reports, STAAD.etc Output, Steel Design Output and Advanced Query Reports.  Input lists all input related data that may be included in a report. Output lists all output related data that may be included in a report.  Pictures lists all the pictures included in the Picture Album.  Reports lists all reports that have been previously created and saved.  Thus, reports may contain sub-reports.  STAAD.etc Output - if a component design such as Base Plate design, Footing design, or a Moment Connection design, using the interface with the STAAD.etc program is carried out - see Section 2.3.8 of this manual - the results of that design can be included in the final report by selecting this item. Steel Design Output - if members are designed through the Interactive Design | Steel Design, then the design output for the members are listed in this category and can be included in the final report. Advanced Query Reports are customized reports created using the facility Tools | SQL Query | Advanced Query.

Selected list

Displays items that have been selected for the report. The Report Detail Increments edit box is used to specify the number of segments into which a member would be broken up for printing section forces. Buttons to transfer selected items from the Available to the Selected list (> and >> ) and vice versa (<  and << ) are included.  Also, note that there are up and down arrows to the right of the Selected list.  These buttons are used for arranging the order of the items in the report. 

There are a few methods for moving items from the Available list to the Selected list.  Select the type of items you wish to choose from, Input, Output, Pictures or Reports.  Note that these items may be mixed and matched.  They are categorized to make locating items easier.  Clicking on the right-pointing double arrow button (>>) moves all items in the Available list to the Selected list.  To move only selected items, select the items. To select multiple items, hold down the Control key while selecting items. Transfer the selected items to the Selected list by clicking on the right-pointing single arrow button (>).  Double clicking on an item in the Available list will move it to the Selected list. 

When this dialog box opens, a default item, Job Information appears in the Selected list. You may remove one or more items from the Selected list by clicking on the < or << arrow buttons.

Items in the Selected list can be rearranged in any desired order.  To rearrange items, select the item to be moved up or down in the list and then use the up or down arrow to the right of the Selected list.

Grouping for Load Tables

 

Grouping for Result Tables

 

Modes tab

Used to select mode shape numbers for which the results will be included for dynamic analyses (modal calculation, response spectrum, time history, etc.).

Note: A successful dynamic analysis must first be performed for mode shapes to be made available.
SettingDescription
Grouping

Select to group modal results by Node number or by Mode number.

Available list

Displays available modes in the mode.

Selected list

Displays all modes in the model. All mode shapes will be added to the Selected list by default.

Ranges tab

Used to select the members and elements to be included in the report. By default, the report includes all members, elements, and nodes.

SettingDescription
All

Select this option to include all model entities in the report (default).

View

Select this option to select a previously saved view in the drop-down list. Only model entities included in the selected view will be included in the report.

Group

Select this option to select a previously defined group name in the drop-down list. Only model entities included in the selected group will be included in the report.

Property

Select this option to select a property tag in the drop-down list. Only model entities included in the selected property will be included in the report.

Ranges

Select this option to specify a range of Nodes (by node number) and/or Beams/Plates/Solids (by entity number). Separate individual entries in either list using a comma. Ranges of values can be represented using a dash (e.g., 5-10).

Steel Design tab

Used to include steel design results that have been computed during analysis. 

SettingDescription
Check Results

radio buttons allow the selection of results generated by the code check facility. Use the radio buttons to specify whether to include no results, all results, the results of the first check or the results of the final check.

Select Results

radio buttons allow the selection of results generated by the member selection facility. Use the radio buttons to specify whether to include no results, all results, the results of the first select or the results of the final check.

Summary Only (Track 0)

Set this option to include a brief design summary for a BS 5950 steel design. Otherwise, the specified level of details (TRACK command option) is used.

Print Failed checks Only

Set this option to include only steel design results for members which have failed one or more checks. Otherwise, the specified level of details (TRACK command option) is used for both passing and failing members.

Font

Opens an Font dialog, which is used to change the typeface parameters used for steel design results. The current font settings are displayed adjacent to this button.

Picture Album tab

Used to control the display of pictures of the structure that have been taken using the Take Picture tool.

Note: To include pictures in the report, they must be added in the Selected list on the Items tab. Pictures are available in the Pictures category.
SettingDescription
Name

A list of all available pictures appears in the drop down list.

Delete Picture

Removes the currently selected picture from the picture album.

CAUTION: This action cannot be undone.
Preview

radio buttons allow the selection of results generated by the code check facility. Use the radio buttons to specify whether to include no results, all results, the results of the first check or the results of the final check.

Caption

Type or edit the caption to be included with the drawing in the report.

Tip:  If the model has changed since the picture was taken, a note is appended to the caption letting you know that changes have been made.
Full Page

Set this option to specify values of Height and Width equal to the full size of the default paper size. The picture will then take up an entire page of the report.

Height / Width

Specify printed dimensions for the selected picture. The aspect ration of the picture will remain constant, so updating one dimension will update the other.

Click in/mm beside either dimension to toggle between the two units of length.

Width

Opens an Font dialog, which is used to change the typeface parameters used for steel design results. The current font settings are displayed adjacent to this button.

Options tab

Used for setting various report display options.

SettingDescription
Header Set this option to include the header on each page of the report. This includes custom name and logo, sheet numbering, job information, file name, and file modification information.
Page Outline Set this option to add a solid, black border around the extents of the page content.
Footer Set this option to include a footer on each page of the report. The footer contains a print time stamp, program version information, and print run information.
Prefix / Suffix

Specify optional sheet number prefix or suffix content in the respective field. This is useful if the STAAD.Pro report is to be included in an appendix or some other format where a special numbering format is used.

No. pages from

Specify the initial page number used for the report. This is useful if you have other content to include in a larger report before the STAAD.Pro output.

Reverse page order

Set this option to reverse the order in which pages are sent to the printer. The contents of the report, including sheet number, are not affected by this option.

Grid

Set this option to include grid lines around and between table elements.

Start each table on a new page

Set this option to add a page break after each table, even when a table does not fill an entire page alone.

Font

Opens a Font dialog, which is used to select the type face properties for the Column Heading or Table contents. The current font face and size are displayed for each setting.

Name and Logo tab

Used to add the your company name and/or logo to the report. This tab contains a viewing area to preview how the company name and logo will appear on the report.

Note: The Remove Bentley (B) logo from Report must be set on the Configure dialog File Options tab to remove the Bentley logo from the report heading.
SettingDescription
Preview area To use a text header, simply type in the preview area. Use the Font and Alignment controls to edit the appearance of the text. To use a graphic logo, use the File and Position controls.
File Opens a Windows file open dialog, which is used to select a Windows Bitmap image (file extension .bmp) to use graphic for inclusion in report headings.
Paste Adds an image file from the Windows clipboard.
Delete Removes the graphic file from the report header.
Position

Select the horizontal position in the company identification portion of the report header.

Font

Opens a Font dialog, which is used to select the type face properties for the logo.

Tip: In order to prevent clipping of the text block, a 14 point font size is the largest size for two lines and a 9 point font size is the largest size for three lines.

Load / Save tab

Used to save the contents of the customized report and to load previously saved reports. 

SettingDescription
Report

Previously saved reports are available in the drop-down list. Select one to load the report details for editing, printing, or deletion.

Save As

Opens the Save Report dialog, which is used to provide a name for the current report settings. Click OK in this dialog to save the named report in the Report list.

Delete

Removes the selected report name in the Report list.

CAUTION: This action cannot be undone.
SettingDescription
OK

Saves any changes to the Report setup and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Closes the dialog with out saving any changes.

Print

Prints the report with the current settings.

Help

Opens the STAAD.Pro Help window.