DriveWorks Pro 15: How To: Locate And Export DriveWorks Reports (KB13022602) [send feedback...]

Introduction

DriveWorks produces reports at various stages during the specification process.

These reports give information on the results of all rules being processed for driving into the models, and if the result could be driven into the model or not.

There are two areas where a report is produced:

  1. After a specification has been specified, this is known as a Specification Report
  2. After a model has been generated, this is known as a Generation Report.

Specification Report

A specification report is produced from each transition a specification can move to after specifying. If the default specification flow is in use this could be on:

  • Save
  • Finish
  • Release

When a specification moves from one transition to the next, another specification report is produced detailing the events that took place during the transition.

The first specification report will always be listed as 'Starting Specification based on Project 'ProjectName' unless an existing specification was created using the 'Copy' operation.

In this case the report will be listed as Copying Specification 'SpecificationName' based on Project 'ProjectName'.

If a specification transitions straight to release there will only be this one specification report.

Subsequent reports are created for any operation performed on a specification. If the default specification flow is in use these could be:

  • Edit
  • Release

Any number of these reports can exist depending on how many times a specification had been edited or released. All reports are listed in the order they were created.

Locate the Specification Report

Specification reports are found in the specification explorer from the following DriveWorks Pro modules:

  • DriveWorks Administrator
  • DriveWorks User
  • DriveWorks Autopilot
  1. Select Specification Explorer from the module you want to access the report from
  2. Select the specification from the Specification Explorer main window
  3. Double click the report required to be viewed from the Specification Explorer documents window, the available reports are listed under the Reports heading

Reading a Specification Report

The specification report contains information on what took place during the transition the specification passed through.

Depending on what was set to be processed during the transition this is classed as the following:

  • Generating Documents, this details the following:
    • Reading Source File - This gives the location of the source file from which the new document is generated and if the source file could be read.
    • Finished Generating Document - This gives the location and name of the new document. 
  • Releasing Emails - Indicates if any emails were released to be sent by DriveWorks Autopilot.
  • Construction Information, this details the following
    • Evaluate Component References, determines if a new, existing or alternative component is used.
    • Releasing Model, itemises the results of all rules that will be driven into the model.

Exporting a Specification Report

A specification report can be exported so it can be viewed by anyone that has the DriveWorks report viewer installed (Installs automatically with any DriveWorks Pro module listed above), without requiring to send your complete data set.

  1. Locate the required specification report (see Locate the Specification Report above)
  2. Double click to open the report
  3. Click the Export Report button in the top left of the report viewer.
  4. Browse to the location to export the report to and enter a name for the exported report.
  5. Click Save

The specification is exported as a . drivereport file.

Generation Report

A generation report is produced for each model generated.

The reports are available immediately after manual generation has completed through the Report Results dialog.

Double click any of the models listed to open the generation report in the report viewer for that model.

Locate the generation Report

Generation reports are found in the specification explorer from the following DriveWorks Pro modules:

  • DriveWorks Administrator
  • DriveWorks User
  • DriveWorks Autopilot
  1. Select Specification Explorer from the module you want to access the report from
  2. Select the specification from the Specification Explorer main window
  3. Click the Other Reports button from the DriveWorks toolbar.
  4. The available generation reports for the selected specification are listed. Expand the required model and double click the generation report to open in the report viewer.

Reading a Generation Report

The generation report contains information on what took place during the generation of that model and any associated drawings.

Depending on what has been captured in the master model this is classed as the following:

  • Rereferencing - Details all sub components and drawing views that were re-referenced.
  • Generate - Details all dimensions, features, custom properties and instances that were driven
  • Additional File Formats - Details all components where additional file formats were created.

Exporting a Generation Report

A generation report can be exported so it can be viewed by anyone that has the DriveWorks report viewer installed (Installs automatically with any DriveWorks Pro module listed above), without requiring to send your complete data set.

  1. Locate the required generation report (see Locate the Specification Report above)
  2. Double click to open the report
  3. Click the Export Report button in the top left of the report viewer.
  4. Browse to the location to export the report to and enter a name for the exported report.
  5. Click Save


Knowledge Base Article Ref:KB13022602

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